Belfast office: 3rd Floor, Andras House, 60 Great Victoria St, Belfast, BT2 7BB | Tel: 02890 246440 | North West office: Unit 15, Rath Mór Centre, Bligh’s Lane, Derry, BT48 0LZ | Tel: 02871 366363. We are grateful to those who support our work, including the NI Housing Executive. This site is kindly hosted by domain devils
Our membership is broad, varied, and representative of the wider sector. It includes accommodation, support, and advice providers from across the voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors.
Founded in 1983, we are the sole representative organisation for those working with and supporting homeless people across Northern Ireland. We are the independent voice of the sector.
our vision is that everyone has a place to call home.
We are the representative organisation for the homelessness sector in Northern Ireland
We are an independent voice, representing our members, influencing policy, and informing decision makers
We advise and train people working in the homelessness sector across the country
OUR VISION STATEMENT
All people have a place that they are happy to call home*.
board of directors
Our board comprises of a diverse range of individuals, with a wide variety of skill sets and strengths. This ensures that we are able to continue with our objectives and deliver on our strategic aims.
FareShare NI has been re-
information & research
We provide a diverse service to our members, producing consultation responses and policy documents on their behalf, information briefings, as well as conducting and commissioning research.
almost one third (32%) of households that approached the NI Housing Executive for help as homeless were families*.
* based most up to date official data
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60 Great Victoria St, Belfast, BT2 7BB.
Tel: 02890 246440
N West office
Rath Mór Centre
Derry City, BT48 0LZ.
Tel: 02871 366363
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NEWS & VIEWS
ceo & deputy ceo
The team contributes directly to the development of best practice services for young people, through participation in key policy/planning groups, youth led research, & participation programmes.
The main aim of the programme is to keep service providers abreast of best practice and emerging issues. Our courses always reflect latest developments in practice and policy.
Through our Northwest Office, based in Derry City, we ensure that our services are provided to members and the wider sector across Northern Ireland.
As well as sitting on a number of committees, staff represent our members and the wider sector on a number of policy & practice groups, and represent them to government and decision makers.
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT
By presenting the views of homeless people* we seek to shape government policy and public opinion to enable resources that ensure preventative and responsive services.
* as defined by ETHOS and local legislation
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Homeless myths and facts poster, created for Homelessness Awareness Week 2016
Harm reduction advice -
This manifesto sets out our suggested priority actions that the next Northern Ireland Assembly can take to make the greatest impact in tackling homelessness.
Research conducted in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre Regional Economic and Social Research, on behalf of the NIHE.
Harm reduction advice -
Information resource for 16-
Annual evaluation (2014-
Summary of Annual Homelessness Statistics 2015-
Commissioned by the NIHE, this study explored experiences of housing crisis or homelessness amongst out LGB&T communities.
(2013) practical steps you should take to ensure that your service and the people you support are ready for change.
rsun is a NI wide network connecting people with experience of / interest in substance use issues. It is a CHNI project, funded by the Public Health Agency for NI.
Results of CHNI’s first annual service users’ survey, covering the period 2013-
Info leaflet outlining the basics of what steps to take, (including Naloxone administration), when someone has accidentally overdosed.
Basic information (not any specific drug), produced by CHNI & PHA and informed by the experiences of drug users (April 2014). See also mephedrone advice.
Benzo (benzodiazepines) advice poster. CHNI publication, funded by PHA, design by HIT.
A step by step workbook for people using alcohol and other substances. It aims to help people find ways to achieve a more balanced daily diet.
Harm reduction advice -
Harm reduction advice for those using mephedrone.
Opioid overdose response protocol for a person with a 'trachy' in place. (2014, Word doc)
Young People Telling It Like It Is (yptilii) -
Charter for Change on Housing in NI, formed part part of a wider UK (2010) Joseph Rowntree project
Homelessness Awareness Week 2017
Sat 25 Nov -
Let us know your plans
‘Keep on Supporting People’ campaign
Join the coalition calling on the NI Executive to strengthen the SP programme. Read more
27 Nov 2017. UK's first vending machine for homeless people launches: Free food, sanitary towels, and socks will be available.
22 Nov 2017:To get people off the streets, Philip Hammond, help homeless people rent
Jon Sparkes -
21 Nov 2017: Inside Housing -
21 Nov 2017: Metro -
13 Oct 2017: Mid Ulster Mail -
18 Oct 2017: Larne Times -
13 Oct 2017: Guardian online (opinion): Homelessness has surged for seven years. And it's clear who's to blame
25 Sept 2017: The hidden homelessness crisis: 'what happens to those who are turned away?'
24 Sept 2017. Ministers told to cut wait for new benefit amid evidence it is causing debt
18 Sept 2017. UC Briefing Session. Invite to event on 'Preparing for Universal Credit in Coleraine’: Mon 2 Oct 2017, 2pm, (Lodge Hotel Coleraine BT52 1NF). Confirm attendance by email by 29 Sept 2017
8 Sept 2017. 'Destitution is routine': refugees face homelessness even after gaining asylum
82% of members surveyed rated the overall services offered by CHNI as 4 or 5 star. The remainder rated it as 3 out of 5.
91% of members rated lobbying, representation and policy work as 4 or 5 star. (The remainder 3 star)
85% of members rated our training programme as 4 or 5 star. (The remainder rated it as 3 star)
85% of members surveyed rated our North West provision and support as 4 or 5 star. (Remainder 3 star)
Other services (% rated as 4 or 5 star): youth policy work, 92%; Information and research services, 91%; Fareshare NI, 100%; 78% reported 4 or 5 star satisfaction with their membership (remainder, 21%, 3 star)