Supported Housing

Referrals are usually internally from other sections of Good Shepherd Cork, but may also come from other services.

For further information, contact us at:
T: 021 455 1200

Through the provision of supported housing, we aim to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable women and their families. Our service offers quality accommodation to single adult women in a safe and nurturing community.

Women in supported housing are encouraged to achieve the fullest independence possible, however, multiple supports, as well as the reassurance of human contact, are ever present.

Security, support and care is offered to those who are in vulnerable situations or living with issues such as mental health or addiction difficulties and who otherwise may not be able to sustain a tenancy.

The importance of developing interests, hobbies and maintaining personal wellbeing is also taken into account with a “Wellness, Response, Action Plan” which is incorporated into residents’ lives in the form of visits to cinema, concerts, walks and picnics as well as practical mechanisms for coping with triggers for crisis.

Supports include:

  • Quality Accommodation
  • Meal delivery (if required)
  • Liaise with Support Worker
  • Literacy and numeracy supports, if appropriate
  • Help with bill paying, supports with utilities
  • Computer access, DVD and Books Library
  • Involvement in social activities

Social Activities

  • Cookery Classes
  • Knitting Club
  • DVD Social Night
  • Card Making
  • Bingo/Games