Help from social services
You may be able to get help from social services if the Housing Executive can't help. Social services may be able to provide you with accommodation, help you to get money for a deposit or help you to stay in your home if you are in danger of losing it.
Who can social services help?
You may be able to get help from social services if the Housing Executive can't help you. This section helps you work out if social services has to help you and explains the help you might get. More
What help is available?
The law doesn't state precisely the help social services should give you. It depends on your personal situation, the help available in your area and the cost. Help ranges from accommodation to counselling. More
Care leavers and young people
Care leavers are more likely to become homeless than other young people. If you are homeless or about to become homeless contact your keyworker as soon as possible. Advice is also available from Housing Rights Service or Voice of Young People In Care (VOYPIC). More
Social services can help asylum seekers who are waiting on decisions about their immigration status. This section outlines help available when applying for asylum and explains who to contact if an asylum application is unsuccessful. More
Challenging the decision
The law doesn’t state exactly the help you should get from social services. This makes it difficult to challenge the decisions of social services. Get advice if you think you have been treated unfairly by social services. Challenging a decision by social services is not always the best option. More