If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please contact the Homeless Services and Support Unit (HSSU) at Wexford County Council, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford for a homeless assessment. Please see contact details and hours of operation below.
Wexford County Council Homeless Services and Support Unit (HSSU), Carricklawn, Wexford Y35 WY93
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm & 14.00pm – 16.00pm.
Contact Details: Tel: 053-9196000
What we do at Wexford County Council Homeless Services and Support Unit (HSSU)
The Homeless Service and Support Unit (HSSU) was opened in Wexford in 2019 where relevant service providers proactively work in partnership with clients who are homeless or facing homelessness. The unit offers homeless supports, advice and services in one location, with an emphasis on homeless prevention and supports. This is a collaborative initiative by Wexford County Council working in partnership with the HSE and Focus Ireland.
Some of the main services being provided at HSSU are:
Wexford County Council –
- Homeless Assessment
- Homeless Prevention & and Support Services through early intervention
- HAP Place Finder Service
- Advice & Information
- Links to external agencies where appropriate
Focus Ireland Services –
- Tenancy Sustainment Services
- Housing First Project
- Advise & Information Service
HSE Services –
Substance Misuse Outreach Services
Homeless HAP Service
If you are in homeless services or at risk of becoming homeless and eligible for social housing supports with Wexford County Council, the Homeless HAP Service will carry out an assessment and may support you under the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Scheme.
Wexford Homeless Action Team Severe Weather Protocol
This Protocol becomes operational in the event of a severe weather alert being issued by Met Eireann and is specifically for clients who are rough sleeping. The protocol will also be activated where a status Yellow Warning is issued for snow and ice.
- Out of hours males and females should go directly to Ozanam House, Thomas Street, Wexford, where crash bed facilities will be provided, if necessary.
Prior to any severe weather alert, or bout of freezing temperatures, the Outreach team from the Homeless Services and Support Unit will endeavour to contact all known rough sleepers to advise them of the impending weather alert/freezing temperatures and remind them of the shelter arrangements.
If you see a person(s) sleeping rough in Wexford please inform the Homeless Services Team at Wexford County Council.
Contact Details: 053 9196000