First Housing Aid & Support Services

First Housing Aid & Support Services

This service aims to help individuals/ families who are homeless in their transition from temporary accommodation to permanent accommodation and support to people already living in their own accommodation who are finding it difficult to sustain/maintain their homes.

We were established in 1989 in response to rising levels of homelessness and housing disadvantage amongst young single people in Derry. Since then we have developed a wide range of innovative projects and services to assist people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


  • Temporary accommodation and specialised housing projects for single person households and families that are homeless.
  • Supported housing in the community for people living with mental health illnesses.
  • Specialist accommodation projects for young people leaving care, young parents and people that are sleeping rough.
  • Early years programme for children 0-5 years living in interim accommodation and the surrounding communities.
  • Night Support Service to provide a response to street homelessness.
  • Drop in facilities and outreach services for people with chronic alcohol problems.
  • Neighbourhood living scheme for clients waiting for permanent public sector re-housing.
  • Resettlement and floating support services for young people and those with mental health illnesses.
  • Private sector housing and ’SmartMove’ Rent Bond Guarantee Schemes for people requiring
  • immediate and permanent housing.
  • Mediation and tenancy support services for tenants living in the private rented sector.
  • Property management and landlord support services.
  • Help with advocacy and housing issues
  • Training and employment initiatives for residents and service users.
  • Medium to long term support for people with alcohol addiction (harm minimisation programme)
  • 5 day supported safe withdrawal from alcohol (detox) programme

Contact Details

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First Housing Aid & Support Services
28a Bishop Street
Co Derry
BT48 6PP
United Kingdom


028 7126 6115

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