By December 2022, there was unprecedented numbers of people recorded as homeless in Ireland. With 11,362 people officially homeless, an increase of 30% since the same month in the previous year, demand for services was greater than ever before.
Throughout 2022, NOVAS supported 6,088 people.
“After a while at Whitestown, I started to become independent again, getting back into cooking, cleaning and cutting the grass. It helped me to get my self-worth back.”
Our 2022 Annual Report
For the first time ever, in 2022, NOVAS supported more than 6,000 people. Single adults found it very difficult to secure long-term tenancies, as availability in the private rented market continued to contract. As a result, they spent long periods of time stuck in emergency accommodation.
Here we take a look back at 2022 and highlight the issues facing our clients and the means in which we offer support, advice and solutions.
Novas is a voluntary organisation working with single adults, families and children who are disadvantaged and socially excluded; primarily those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. We are also an Approved Housing Body who provide social housing for low-income families and single adults in local communities throughout Ireland. We offer bespoke, client-centred services, based on empirical evidence of fifteen years’ experience of working with people who are homeless in Ireland. We work with some of society’s most marginalised individuals and believe everyone is entitled to a home.