Tents in Town in Enniskillen
We are delighted that the Council for the Homeless NI, the representative body for the homelessness sector in Northern Ireland, has created a hub via their facebook page where you can see vacancies available across the sector, register for updates and apply for your new job in our sector.
Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/councilhomelessni/videos/1082739078859703/
Today, chief executives from Northern Ireland’s largest homeless service providers briefed the Committee for Communities on how they kept vital support services going during the coronavirus pandemic.
Could you spend a winter’s night sleeping outside? Unfortunately some people do.
On Friday 13th December at 6pm the staff at First Housing, Enniskillen are having a sleep out at The Diamond to highlight the work we currently do in preventing homelessness and raise awareness of the issue in the Fermanagh area.
My oh my, look at this donation received into Head Office today for our residents in our supported accommodation projects in Derry city. The bags are stuffed full of presents!
A very special Derry Girl ( you know who you are! ) made this donation.
Thank you for your amazing act of generosity.
The affection that the people of Derry had for Jimmy, has been evident since his passing through the huge outpouring of sadness and stories on social media and in and around Derry City.
First Housing would like to send a big thank you to all who donated towards Jimmy's funeral and to Mark H Durkan, MLA who set up the fundraiser. An amazing £2,959 was raised over two days.
Sadly missed by his friends in Damien House and the staff and management of First Housing.
A former street drinker and some young people from our supported accommodation in Derry/Londonderry came together this summer to make a film about how their homelessness is perceived by others. The result was a thought provoking film about being labelled homeless. How many times is the word HOME spoken ?
We are working in partnership with Business in the Community which will provide a mentor for each young person on their journey to employment, training or education. This is an innovative programme which will see our young people aged 16-25 take the lead in delivery.