Information on all aspects of housing, including getting accommodation, renting, owning, housing grants and entitlements and supported housing.
Useful background reading
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)
HSE Making a Home publication – a practical guide for people with disabilities moving to their own home in the community.
Citizens Information website Housing section, with information on renting, owning, social housing, grants and schemes.
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
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.
For more extensive works, or if you do not qualify under the means test for the Mobility Aids Grants Scheme.
You can also apply for a VAT refund on certain aids and appliances.
Free energy efficiency works for home owners on a low income or in receipt of benefits who meet certain criteria.
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