local authority

Local Authority Services

Sophia’s Local Authority Funded Services

Sophia works in partnership with the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government, with City and County Councils across the country delivering social housing and support to people at the margins of society to achieve a more socially inclusive society. The Department of the Environment Community and Local Government City and County Councils fund Sophia’s services to achieve specific measurable targets for homeless people and those whose housing or tenancy is at risk.

There are a number of factors which result in homelessness or risk of eviction which our services seek to address to provide for the care, support, inclusion, healthy lifestyle, welfare and protection of those most in need. Housing and social supports are basic needs for all of us.

The ability to live in our homes in a way that respects our neighbours and prevents antisocial behavior is an essential requirement for tenancy sustainment.

The Department of the Environment Community and Local Government City and County Councils work in partnership with us to provide accommodation for those on the housing list and to ensure the wellbeing of those in need. We work with those directly affected by homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. In many cases homelessness is
symptomatic of many other issues. We also work upstream of homelessness where prevention and early intervention is crucial. We provide supports on behalf of the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government City and County Councils to people who are Sophia tenants and also people in their own homes.

Sophia is a referral agency and intermediatory for homeless people and tenants of Sophia linking them to the myriad of other services we can all benefit from. These include the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, Credit Unions, Citizens Advice Centres, Public Representatives, Tenant advice Services, Primary Care Teams, Psychology, Psychiatry, Community Care, Hospital Care, Rehabilitation, Addiction and many others.