Arlington Lodge is Kerry’s only temporary-supported homeless facility, established by Novas in 2003. It was set up to assist a number of rough sleepers in the county who were unable to maintain their own accommodation due to addiction issues, poor mental health and social exclusion.
It is a low-threshold facility for male and female clients. It caters for clients ranging in age from 18 years and also looks after a number of older clients. The 14 bed facility accommodates men and women and most referrals come from the Homeless Information Centre.
Clients are supported by staff in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner during their stay. Care plans are drawn up in conjunction with clients, assessing and prioritising their needs and advocating on their behalf. Demand for the service continues to exceed capacity and last year, some 379 clients were referred to Arlington Lodge.
Accommodation in Arlington Lodge includes three ‘crash room facilities’, an adapted room for those presenting with a disability and a room for a homeless couple. The remaining rooms accommodate single residents.
Novas also provide a range of other homeless and ancillary services in Tralee – including Knocklee House, Housing First, Family Housing First and a residential service for older clients.
If you would like further information on Arlington Lodge, please contact the Project Manager, Ronan Doherty on 066 7193800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.