The emergency hostel provides accommodation for up to 10 single men and women who have been assessed by the Sligo Borough Council as being homeless.
The hostel opens at 5pm until 1pm the following day. The service provides food including a cooked lunch and access to shower and laundry facilities.
Every service user is allocated a keyworker who seeks to engage the resident from when they arrive to conduct an assessment of their needs, including housing and social.
The keyworker offers support with addressing issues which have contributed to their becoming homeless and support accessing services and move on housing. The service seeks to support clients move on out of homelessness as quickly as possible. If required, residents also have access to Sligo Social Services Substance Misuse worker & Resettlement Service.
This service provides short-term accommodation (up to six months) with support for single men who have been identified as requiring more intensive support before they move to independent living.
The service has the capacity to work with five residents at any one time. The service does not have staff on site at all time rather staff visit the project daily to meet with clients for informal contact and to carry out key-working sessions and group work sessions.
Each resident is offered one: one support to support resident’s address which may be a barrier to their settling and sustaining a tenancy in housing within the community.
Group support is also provided to build capacity in areas which are likely to cause difficulties in future accommodation.
Following major redevelopment McAuley House reopened in 2013 to provide short-term accommodation for four families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Support is provided to families in areas which are likely to cause difficulties in their family and their future accommodation. This includes:
Support accessing services and move on housing will also be provided. Families remain in the service for up to a maximum of twelve months.