First Housing Aid & Support Services
Everyone has a fundamental right to a home that is safe, secure and affordable
First housing Aid and Support Services is a voluntary sector non-profit making organisation in operation since 1989 which provides professional advice on housing in Northern Ireland and solutions to people who find themselves in housing difficulties. First Housing is committed to providing and developing services that offer a meaningful response to the needs of people that are homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. It is our commitment to ensure that a decent home is within the reach of every family and single person.
First Housing continues to play a key role in the much-needed provision of support and accommodation to people in severe housing difficulty throughout Northern Ireland. We believe everyone has a fundamental right to a home that is safe, secure and affordable
EngageFirst Housing offers accommodation with support that enables you to exercise maximum possible choice over how you are supported and how that support is delivered.
AdviseWe will ensure that you have appropriate information and advice delivered by competent staff. We will help signpost you to appropriate services that can help you with benefits, health issues, employment, legal issues, and help you build links to your local community. Our staff are very highly skilled and have the values, attitude, motivation and training to help you achieve the outcomes you want for yourself.
SupportSupport is available 24/7 by competent well trained staff. Our processes are easy to understand and we will make sure that assessments are explained, simple and proportionate to risk. People who access our services will know what we can deliver and how we will work with them. We will work with you to deliver high quality support that considers your views, needs and opinions. Support will be centred on you as an individual. Our ethos is “Nothing about you without you”
HouseWe will help you to access quality accommodation with support and to build personal and support networks with other agencies. We will deliver commitments to Equality ensuring that support we deliver is culturally sensitive, relevant to diverse communities across age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation and disability. We want housing options to take account of your whole life including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
‘Developing and delivering services that offer a meaningful response to the needs of homeless people while ensuring a decent home is within the reach of every family and single person with whom we work in Northern Ireland’
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