We believe that with the right support people with disabilities can enjoy the same opportunity to live independently in their own home and in their own community.
Follow the links below to find out more.
Support with Housing
We all need good quality affordable homes to live in.
Over half of adults with an intellectual disability live in a family home setting. This compares with just under 1/5th of the general adult population. Outside that setting, housing for people with an intellectual disability generally takes the form of residential services in community group homes or in larger institutional settings.
Follow the links for information on housing options and applying for social housing supports.
A Right to Housing
To Live Independently and Be Included in the Community
The UNCRPD recognises – “The equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities.
Housing Policy and Guidance
- Inclusion Ireland - Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the Lack of Supports for Independent Living - November 2019
Inclusion Ireland’s “Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities – November 2019” explores the current housing situation for people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland.
Residential Services for People with Disability
The rights of people with disability living in residential settings are protected by law.
Inclusion Ireland’s Residential Services Factsheets explain what you should expect when moving into, transferring to, living in, or leaving a residential service.
A congregated setting is where 10 or more people with a disability are housed in a single living unit or placed in accommodation that is campus or institution based. Today between 2000 and 3000 people with disabilities in Ireland live in congregated settings. For over 90% intellectual disability is their main disability.
- Time to Move on from Congregated Settings
- Progress in decongregating Since 2011