Information on all aspects of housing, including getting accommodation, renting, owning, housing grants and entitlements and supported housing.
Useful background reading
Housing for All: a New Housing Plan for Ireland – published September 2021
National Guidelines for the Assessment and Allocation Process for Social Housing Provision for People with a Disability
National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-27 (audio version available also at this link)
National Housing Strategy for People With a Disability 2011-2016 (was extended to 2021)
National Implementation Framework for the National Housing Strategy for People With a Disability 2011-2016
Time to Move on from Congregated Settings: a Strategy for Community Inclusion (2011)
HSE Making a Home publication – a practical guide for people with disabilities moving to their own home in the community.
Citizens Information website: Housing
Citizens Information website Housing section, with information on renting, owning, social housing, grants and schemes.
Wicklow County Council Housing Services website
Information on social housing and how to apply, buying through purchase and rental schemes, Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme, and housing-related grants.
Housing Section open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-12pm and 2-6pm, by appointment only.
t: (0404) 20120
Wicklow Simon Community support service
Assists people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to secure and / or maintain housing in County Wicklow.
Threshold, the National Housing Charity offers advice and information on housing, renting and supports available. See their website or call their helpline on 1800 454 454.
Advice and information if you’re worried about losing your home. Support for families, young people and children at risk of, or affected by, homelessness.
Housing grants & entitlements
Grants for works to address mobility problems in the home – such as installing grab-rails, level access shower, access ramps or stair-lift.
Housing Adaptation Grant for People With a Disability
For more extensive works, or if you do not qualify under the means test for the Mobility Aids Grants Scheme.
VAT refund on aids and appliances
You can also apply for a VAT refund on certain aids and appliances.
Bray Area Partnership Warmer Homes scheme
Free energy efficiency works for home owners on a low income or in receipt of benefits who meet certain criteria.
Bray Area Partnership CARA small jobs service
Free odd jobs service for older people and people with a disability living in the Bray and North Wicklow area.
The Irish Council for Social Housing website lists housing associations in your area.
Supported accommodation / independent supported living
RehabCare accommodation services
Sunbeam House Services: where people live