Housing with Support
Our “Housing with Support” Service opened in 2012. It is based in Athlone and is called Slí Nua (Irish for New Way). It is designed to provide 7 single people with self-contained accommodation in individual 1-bed apartments in Athlone. We also provide a range of dedicated supports to ensure people are able to maintain and sustain their tenancies.
Some people who are referred to Midlands Simon Community for support need more intensive support than can be provided by either our Emergency Accommodation Service or our Regional Support Service.
This is where Slí Nua comes in. Slí Nua gives each person their own home, privacy and dignity and it is also more financially sustainable.
Residents will have regular and often daily contact with either a professional social care worker or a full-time volunteer. Some of the supports provided to Service Users are:
Slí Nua could not have opened in April 2012 without all those who support our work, including all those who donate or support our fundraising activities, all those who volunteer and all the agencies who have backed the project, including the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (D.O.E.C.L.G) and the Athlone Town Council. The project is also run in partnership with the HSE.