Peter McVerry Trust has significantly increased its investment in prevention work in recent years. The charity is working to provide a targeted programme of services and activities that work to prevent people who are at risk of homelessness ever entering homeless services.
This work is aimed at those in immediate risk of becoming homeless, such as those living in the private rental sector, those exiting state care, hospitals or prisons. Our prevention work also takes a long-term strategic approach by targeting communities and areas which face significant economic and social challenges and where people may be more likely to access homeless services. Peter McVerry Trust is investing heavily in supporting programmes on education, social integration, and social enterprise projects in these communities. The charity is also scaling up its work on mental health supports and partnerships with groups like the Men’s Shed Movement and community employment schemes.
Below is a summary of Peter McVerry Trust’s prevention and related services. Should you wish to access one of these services or would like to speak to a member of staff, please call us on +353 (0)1 823 0776 or email email@example.com