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Simon Community NI (North & North West Area)

Contact Information

Address
Mount Street Mews, Coleraine,
Postcode
BT52 1HP View Location on Map >
Contact Person
Geraldine Wills
Telephone Number
0800 171 2222
Email Address
geraldinewills@simoncommunity.org
Web Address
http://www.simoncommunity.orgOpens in a new window

Please contact our office for more information using the telephone number given in this profile.

Other Information

Facilities Information

Main Services Provided

Website Address: www.simoncommunity.org or www.simoncommunityresources.org

Accommodation:
Over 300 single bed spaces in hostels located throughout Northern Ireland.

Services for Young People:
A number of young people who approach us each year come from a care background.
We work in partnership with the Health & Social Care Trusts to provide accommodation for young people leaving care to assist some of the most vulnerable people with the transition to adulthood.

Community Based Support:
Continued support for clients when they move back into the community or for someone in the community who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

Rent Deposit Bond Scheme:
We can provide a written bond to landlords in lieu of rent advance and/or deposit.

Harm Reduction:
Aims to reduce harm caused to service users associated with drug and/or alcohol misuse while they are living in a SCNI project and continuing support when they move back into the community.

Homeless Prevention Programme:
Aims to prevent homelessness by using a coordinated approach to make the most of existing community based resources. We work with local community task groups, we have developed a comprehensive volunteer programme and we work to develop local community Homelessness Prevention resources, in conjunction with other service providers, schools and community/youth groups. We deliver awareness raising talks to any agency/school/community group to inform them of local homelessness issues and the services on offer.

Central Access Point:
Freephone service open 24/7. Call 0800 171 2222 for general advice, if you are at risk of becoming homeless or if you know someone who is homeless.
This number is manned 24 hours a day.

Making Moves Ballymena:
Making Moves Ballymena aims to help those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing practical, relevant and immediate support/resources.
Information and advice will be available to all service users on; welfare benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, employment, education and training, emergency provisions, floating support, debt and preventing homelessness.
Making Moves provides a welcoming, comfortable environment where people can access a wide range of services from a number of public and voluntary organisations situated under one roof.
Making Moves Ballymena sessions take place at the NIHE District Office, Mount Street, Ballymena on a weekly basis and there is representation from; Simon Community NI (SCNI), NIHE, Lighthouse hostel, SCNI Harm reduction team, Citizens Advice Bureau, Network Personnel Source, Careers Service NI, Christians Against Poverty, Threshold and Jobs & Benefits.
For further information about this project or to find out when the next session will be held please contact Geraldine Wills – Tel: 074 4250 2611 or email: geraldinewills@simoncommunity.org

Organisation Type
  • Community
  • Voluntary
Main Age Groups
  • All Ages
Method of Access (Referral)
  • Self
  • NIHE
Family Support Services Categories
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
Main Category of Services
  • Housing

Areas covered

  • All of N Ireland
  • Antrim
  • Ards
  • Armagh
  • Ballymena
  • Ballymoney
  • Banbridge
  • Belfast
  • Carrickfergus
  • Castlereagh
  • Coleraine
  • Cookstown
  • Craigavon
  • Derry
  • Down
  • Dungannon
  • Fermanagh
  • Larne
  • Limavady
  • Lisburn
  • Magherafelt
  • Moyle
  • Newry&Mourne
  • Newtownabbey
  • North Down
  • Omagh
  • Strabane

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Simon Community NI (North & North West Area)

  • Simon Community NI (North & North West Area)