The Housing Association for Integrated Living (HAIL) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit voluntary organisation. The development of the association was a result of an initiative by members of St. Brendan's Mental Health Association and others following the preparation of the report, Let's Look at Housing.
This report identified the housing needs of single socially vulnerable persons, some of whom had been patients in hospital or other institutions and often have difficulty in coping on their own, or at least need start up help to integrate into the community. HAIL has since developed into a successful voluntary housing association providing exceptional quality social and affordable rented accommodation for people from local authority housing waiting lists, primarily those with mental health difficulties.
HAIL is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their expertise, services and time to ensure the highest quality standards of governance and management of the organisation.
Building and sustaining integrated community living is at the core of our work. HAIL has a dedicated team of community based Mental Health Tenancy Sustainment Workers who provide individually tailored services to support people with mental health difficulties to integrate and live independent lives in the community.