Homes for people with mental health difficulties being sought in Limerick

HAIL chief executive Martina Smith.

A SPECIALIST housing association catering for people with mental health difficulties is seeking to purchase new homes to expand its operation in Limerick.

The Housing Association for Integrated Living (HAIL) is asking local property developers, estate agents and those considering selling to contact them about properties which could be suitable for their clients.

HAIL provides social housing and support services predominantly to tenants and clients with mental health difficulties but also to general needs tenants. After a client is housed by HAIL, they are provided with tenancy support services to help them maintain their home, live independently and integrate into their local community.

HAIL currently provides 440 homes across Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Longford and Limerick.

Chief executive Martina Smith said the association is planning to expand in Limerick to help more people with mental health difficulties to live independently.

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“HAIL is planning to expand in Limerick to support more people with mental health difficulties to live independently but we are struggling to find suitable properties in the county. Typically, we are aiming to purchase one-bedroom units as this tends to be the most suitable form of accommodation for our clients,” she explained.

“Providing a home can be hugely transformative to the lives of people living with mental health difficulties. It can support them in their recovery and help them avoid hospitalisation or homelessness. Through our combined housing and support services, we are proud of our success rates in supporting our clients to live independently.

“If you are interested in discussing any potential opportunities for us to provide more homes in Limerick, please contact our Development Team at or 01-6718444. This will help to create more positive outcomes for people living with mental health difficulties in the county.”

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