Funding approved by GENIO TRUST

Bill Coleman - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Further HAIL – GENIO – HSE Mental Health Rehab Team Collaborations have each been approved for funding by GENIO TRUST under 2012/2013 Dis\ MH\ Community Living Stream. More...

Neighbours' Day 2012!

Karolyn Ward - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This year marked the 13th anniversary of Neighbours' Day. Neighbours' Day was launched in Paris in the year 2000. This event was celebrated on Friday 1st of June by several million people in Europe. This year, Neighbours' Day was supported by more than 1,200 partners (city councils, housing associations and local associations) in more than 30 countries. More...

Launch of HAIL Strategic Plan 2012-2014, 'Housing - A Platform for Recovery'

Karolyn Ward - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

At the recent AGM of the Association the Chairman of HAIL, Éanna McHugh launched the company’s Strategic Plan 2012 – 2014 entitled ‘Housing - a Platform for Recovery’. HAIL believes that secure housing is an essential platform for recovery from mental ill health and for sustaining that recovery.  The Association completed a strategic review earlier in the year. Our vision of a society in which people with mental health difficulties can live a satisfying and rewarding life was revisited. Our role (mission) in fulfilling that vision for people with mental difficulties over the next three years was also discussed in great detail.  The process provided a basis for reviewing and monitoring the current service we provide to our tenants. The Strategy for the next three years provides a clear picture of the Associations ongoing commitment to providing good quality housing and individually tailored support services to people with mental health difficulties, both now and in the future.  The Strategy contains a new vision and mission statement for HAIL. The vision of “a society where people, primarily those with mental health difficulties, can achieve and sustain independent living in the community having secure, quality, affordable accommodation with appropriate supports” is underpinned by the four strategic goals: 

  • To acquire additional housing in the greater Dublin area primarily for people with mental health difficulties and to ensure the housing stock is maintained in accordance with best practice.
  • To provide a personalised support service to people with mental health difficulties to manage their tenancy and live independently in the community.
  • To influence policy makers in the area of housing and mental health.
  • To ensure the organisation is governed and managed in accordance with best practice.
 Throughout the life of this plan, HAIL will provide homes together with support as needed, not just giving those with mental health difficulties a key to a door, but a key to a new life in their community.  More...

HAIL launches new housing development at Avondale Court, Blanchardstown.

Bill Coleman - Thursday, May 10, 2012

Avondale Court in Parslickstown, Dublin 15 is a new development built as part of a consortium with the National Association of Building Co- Operatives (NABCo) and Fingal County Council. HAIL acquired 17 housing units consisting of 4 three bedroom, 8 two bedroom and 5 one bedroom apartments. There is also a HAIL office on site.  More...

Supporting Organisations for Mainstreaming: A Listening and Changing Project

Seán Megahey - Sunday, January 29, 2012

HAIL participated during 2011 in a Genio funded Disability Federation of Ireland/Neurological Association of Ireland project with 6 other organisations. The aim of the project was to enhance the capacity of people with physical, sensory, neurological and mental health disabilities and their representative organisations to advocate for access to general community services and facilities.  More...

Doras:- HAIL and St Brendan’s Rehabilitation Team GENIO Project

Seán Megahey - Sunday, January 29, 2012

HAIL has received funding from GENIO to work in collaboration with the Rehabilitation team of St Brendan’s Hospital, Dublin with the overarching aim of housing in independent apartments 10 current residents of on-site supported mental health hostels and supporting them through the settlement phase. The project is known as Doras.  More...

HAIL Tenant Satisfaction Survey!

Patricia Cleary - Sunday, November 27, 2011

HAIL, the Housing Association for Integrated Living employed an independent consultant, Mary Quinlan of Taemur Consultants to carry out a Tenant Satisfaction Survey of all our tenants over the summer months. All 200 tenants received a postal survey with questions covering all aspects of our support and housing service. 60% responded and 50 tenants participated in Focus Group Discussions in 5 locations around the city.  More...

ICSH Awards

Patricia Cleary - Saturday, October 15, 2011

HAIL wins two awards at the Irish Council for Social Housing Biennial Social Housing Conference in Galway!  More...

(C) HAIL 2012