Shelter Northern Ireland

Shelter Northern Ireland

Charity information

Shelter Northern Ireland

Shelter Northern Ireland was founded in 1980 and is a charity whose mission is to promote and facilitate the provision of sufficient decent and affordable homes to end long term homelessness and eliminate poor housing.

Founded 1980

  • Mission statement

    Shelter NI's Memorandum and Articles states that it is established to play a creative part in the life of Northern Ireland by relieving human suffering irrespective of colour, creed or class or religion and for the following 3 purposes:—

    1. To relieve hardship and distress among the homeless and among those in need who are living in adverse housing conditions.

    2. To make moneys available to housing associations and other bodies (whether corporate or not) whose aims being charitable are the relief of such hardship and distress.

    3. To relieve poverty and distress.

  • Aims

    Shelter Northern Ireland aims to:

    • Campaigning for the right of households to access decent good quality affordable housing with secure tenure in Northern Ireland
    • Educating, advising and informing individuals, groups and the general public about housing issues
    • Analysing existing housing and related problems and seeking innovative approaches and solutions
    • Enabling long-term solutions for people who are homeless
    • For older and disabled people we offer a home repair service in the north west known as GABLE and In Omagh we offer a supported housing and floating services for young people 16-25, SLATE
  • Overview

    Established: September 1980

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 15

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 0289024 7752

    Address: 58 Howard StreetBelfast BT1 6PJ