Today, September 13th, the Supports Guide for Young People was launched by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien at the National Homeless Action Committee.
The Youth Homelessness Strategy was launched in November 2022. This is the first Youth Homelessness Strategy in two decades and it sets out 27 distinct actions to prevent young people entering homelessness, to improve the experiences of young people in emergency accommodation and to assist young people to exit homelessness.
When the Strategy was being developed, a lot of people raised the issue of young people being unaware of exactly what supports were out there for them.
Action 27 tasks The Housing Agency with producing a guide setting out supports available for young people. This guide seeks to address this concern and intends to be a useful resource which is easily accessible to all.
The Supports Guide for Young People brings together information on accessing a range of supports and services including:
- Social Welfare and Financial Supports
- Housing Options
- Employment and Education Supports
- Health and Childcare Supports
Note on Homelessness:
If you are homeless, rough sleeping or at risk of becoming homeless, you need to contact your local authority office. Depending on your location and your circumstances, different support services may be available to you. These include emergency accommodation and temporary accommodation, as well as family hubs.
The Supports Guide for Young People is available in English and Irish and there is also an Easy-to-Read version. Additionally, there is a directory of all the supports and services that are included in the guide as well as additional supports and services that are available nationally.
Supports Guide for Young People
- Supports Guide for Young People
- Supports Guide for Young People - Easy-to-Read
- Supports Guide for Young People - Irish
You can find the guide above, or on our Publications webpage here Supports Guide for Young People