Homelessness in Ireland

Educational Resources on Homelessness

U18s and Aftercare Services

Peter McVerry Trust is committed to responding to the housing needs of children under the age of 18 and young people exiting State care.

As an organisation that was initially established to respond to the needs of children in homelessness, and which currently operates four U18 residential services, the charity is acutely aware of the challenges faced by children, teenagers and young adults.

U18s Services

Peter McVerry Trust currently provides residential services for up to 18 young people under the age of 18 across four locations in the Dublin area.

The Registration & Inspection Service with the Child and Family Agency is a national service with the responsibility to inspect and register non-statutory children’s residential centres. Each service is registered and inspected by Tusla Registration and Inspection Services.

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Aftercare Services

At present, Peter McVerry Trust provides aftercare housing and supports to young people across Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Westmeath and Laois.

In the lead up to the development of Rebuilding Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust successfully lobbied for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to develop a specific Capital Assistance Scheme for young people exiting State care.

As a result, TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, carries out annual reviews of the number of young people in State care who are approaching their 18th birthday and are at risk of becoming homeless.

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