Safe Home Ireland assists older Irish born emigrants return to secure accommodation in Ireland; they liaise with housing associations in Ireland to explore appropriate secure housing options for qualifying older Irish emigrants seeking to return to social housing.

Safe Home Ireland does not manage or build any properties of their own. They operate by trying to match applicants up with existing housing association properties throughout the country. The housing options that Safe Home has access to is housing designed specifically for older people who can live independently or with minimum support. The properties are generally one or two bedroom units.

Applicants must be:

  • Older Irish born emigrants living abroad
  • Aged 57 yrs +
  • Capable of Independent living
  • Living in rented accommodation abroad and unable to provide accommodation for themselves (from their own income/savings) on return to Ireland.

If you fulfill the criteria outlined above, the first step in the process is to contact Safe Home Ireland for an application form and information pack. Once they have received the completed paperwork, your application will be processed and you will be included on Safe Home Ireland’s waiting list. When housing association vacancies arise and they are willing to consider applications from returning emigrants, they will then send out an information fact sheet on the property to qualifying applicants on their list.

If an applicant is interested, Safe Home Ireland will then refer their details on to the housing association for consideration.

Priority is given to applicants originally from the area where the vacancies are located or those with strong family connections in the locality.

For more information contact:

Safe Home Ireland
St. Brendan’s Village, Mulranny,
Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

PHONE Tel: 098 36036 (Irl)
Tel: 00353 98 36036 (from UK)
Tel: 011 353 98 36036 (from USA)




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