Housing

Information on all aspects of housing, including getting accommodation, renting, owning, housing grants and entitlements and supported housing.


COVID-19 housing information:

COVID-19 government guide: Supports for Landlords and Tenants

Local Authority Home Loan Mortgage Payment Break of up to three months will be made available to those who need it.

Wicklow County Council Homeless Services – advice and support if you are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness: Tel: 0404 20120

Useful background reading

 

Time to Move on from Congregated Settings: a Strategy for Community Inclusion (2011)

 

National Housing Strategy for People With a Disability 2011-2016

 

National Housing Strategy for People With a Disability 2011-2016 Easy Read format

 

National Implementation Framework for the National Housing Strategy for People With a Disability 2011-2016

The National Housing Strategy and Implementation Framework have been extended to 2020.

 

Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness (July 2016)

 

HSE Making a Home publication – a practical guide for people with disabilities moving to their own home in the community.

 

General information

 

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 counter open Monday-Friday, 9am-3.30pm.

t: (0404) 20120  e: housing2@wicklowcoco.ie

 

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.

Focus Ireland

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

 

Mobility Aids Grants Scheme

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.

 

Housing associations

 

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

 

Peacehaven Trust

 

St. John of God housing services

 


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