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Housing Welfare Social Work

The Housing Welfare Social WorkSection employs professional social workers who can provide support to tenants who fit the criteria below. Our Mission Statement is:

“To offer South Dublin County Council tenants a professional housing related social work service within the context of South Dublin County Council’s Housing policy. This service is underpinned by the principles of anti-discrimination, advocacy and empowerment.”

Who can access this service?

Anyone seeking Housing Welfare Social Work Support with regard to housing needs must a tenant in South Dublin County Council and be at least one of the following:
  1. Local Authority tenant in rent arrears.
  2. Local Authority tenant in loan arrears.
  3. Local Authority tenant seeking a transfer on the grounds of exceptional social needs.
  4. Local Authority tenant requiring support due to a breach of tenancy.
  5. Local Authority tenant requiring support related to living conditions.
Please note
Cases where  priority on the housing list or housing  transfer list is being sought on medical grounds are assessed by Medical Officer through the Housing Allocations Section 
Case where priority on the housing transfer list is being sought on anti-social grounds must be referred to the Anti-Social (Allocations Support) Section.

Any child protection issues must be reported to the Tusla - Child and Family Agency or at the your Local Garda Siochana as the organisations responsible for the Protection and Welfare of Children

How can you access this service?

Please note referralsfor Housing Welfare/Social Work Service are only accepted from other agencies and services (i.e. clients cannot refer themselves).
All referrals are screened and prioritised by the Duty Social Worker and discussed with Senior Social Worker.
Cases are then allocated according to priority and availability of social workers.

Click Here for referral form to Council’s Housing Welfare Social Work Service .

All referral forms must be completed and sent to the Duty Social Worker

Via email at dutysocialworker@sdublincoco.ie

Post or Deliver to:
Duty Social Worker
Housing Welfare Section
South Dublin County Council
County Hall
Dublin 24
Ph: 01 4149025

When is the service available?

A Duty (Intake) Social Worker is available
Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4pm (Closed 1-2pm)

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