Belfast office: 4th 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 umbrella organisation representing those working with 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 umbrella 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.
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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
Information resource for 16-
Commissioned by the NIHE, this study explored experiences of housing crisis or homelessness amongst out LGB&T communities.
Social Return On Investment evaluation (conducted by Gauge NI), demonstrating the impact of our work.
Results of CHNI’s first annual service users’ survey, covering the period 2013-
Results of CHNI’s annual members’ survey, and key achievements, covering the period 2013-
Info leaflet outlining the basics of what steps to take, (inc. 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.
This booklet is aimed at support workers and other homelessness staff working with heavy drinkers, who would like to help their clients eat better.
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.
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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.
19 Jan 2016: Enda Kenny accused of allowing homelessness to become a national crisis
15 Jan 2016: New Social Development Minister sets out his priorities: Morrow
01 Jan 2016: Charity director Janet Hunter awarded OBE in New Year's honours
14 Dec 2015: Most of us are closer to being homeless than we realise
Lifeline is the regional crisis counselling helpline service available free from all landlines and mobiles, 24/7/365.
05 Dec 2015: Why we need to learn lessons about homelessness from crisis in Republic
07 Dec 2015: HAW 15
Big thanks to all event organisers, participants, Tweeters, Facebookers, & everyone involved who made HAW 2015 a great success!
17 Nov 2015: Homelessness Awareness Week event.
Depaul Celebration of Life. St Paul's & St. Barnabas. 3.30pm. More info here
homelessness awareness week
supporting people campaign
Summary of Annual Homelessness Statistics 2014-
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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
Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) is an annual week of social, educational & awareness raising events across NI to highlight the issue of homelessness, and to mark the efforts of those working in the sector. Read more below
Summary of selected acheivements and members’ survey during 2014-