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.


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 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.


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. 


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.


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



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