Since December 2014, Peter McVerry Trust has operated a supported temporary accommodation service in Newbridge, Co Kildare, on behalf of Kildare County Council. This service provides high quality accommodation with professional on site supports to adults experiencing homelessness in the county.
As of March 2017, the facility’s capacity stands at 21 beds. The service accommodates both male and female residents.
Peter McVerry Trust is also actively working to deliver additional emergency homeless capacity in Kildare. In partnership with Kildare County Council, the charity is undertaking works at the site of the former Dominican monastery in Athy. This site will provide high quality accommodation for families and others impacted by homelessness.
The Out of Hours Information and Advice Service for County Kildare is operated by Peter McVerry Trust on behalf of Kildare County Council.
The service offers information and advice to those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness in Kildare. The freephone number operates outside of Kildare County Council’s office hours and at weekends. Please note the operating hours below.
Freephone Operating Hours: The freephone number is active from 5pm -9pm Monday to Friday. It operates from Noon – 5pm Saturday & Sunday.
Anyone seeking support in respect of homeless and housing services during office hours should continue to contact Kildare County Council. The homeless unit can be contacted on 045 980705 or by emailing: email@example.com.
In December 2016 Peter McVerry Trust began operating the first aftercare accommodation until for young people exiting residential care settings. This service ensures that young people exiting care do not enter into adult homelessness upon reaching their 18th birthday. Peter McVerry Trust will seek to increase the capacity of provide aftercare accommodation in Kildare in order to meet the needs of this particularly vulnerable population.