Depaul’s Derry-based Harm Reduction Floating Support service provides one-to-one confidential support to assist people who are experiencing difficulties with their tenancy and are at risk of homelessness due to alcohol and substance use.

We visit people at their request in their own homes, and tailor the support we offer to meet their particular needs and reduce the risk of homelessness. This community based service covers the Derry City and surrounding areas with the aim of preventing homelessness.

Services offered include:


  • Reducing the harm experienced due to the effects of alcohol and other substances
  • One-to-one professional support
  • Practical assistance around benefits and health
  • Advice about maintaining tenancies
  • Harm Reduction addiction advice and support
  • Independent living skills and budget management
  • Referral and sign-posting onto other relevant agencies

Depaul’s Harm Reduction Floating Support Service is available to anyone who feels they need additional support in reducing the harmful effects of alcohol/substance use. The service is available to individuals in tenancies provided by Private Rental, Housing Executive, Housing Association and Owner Occupiers. Referrals can be taken directly from any source e.g. Self, Family, GP, other organisation/agency with prior consent from the individual being referred.

Each person is appointed a dedicated support worker who will work with them to create and implement a bespoke support plan depending on their personal needs. Together they agree on a way forward with a strong focus on current levels of alcohol consumption and the impact it has upon health & well-being.

The support is very flexible and can last for up to 2 years. The service is also flexible in that individuals can re-refer back in as many times as needed for support.

Contact Us:

Harm Reduction Floating Support Derry
66-72 Strand Road
BT48 7AJ

t: +442871260839


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