Caretaker Project

The Caretakers Project provides a focused service to young people under-18s, who are experiencing homelessness as a result of being unable to access Alternative Care Arrangements. Caretakers Project forms part of the wider Crisis Intervention Service and collaboration between Tusla and several Voluntary Sector Providers.


Its primary aim is to help the young people attain stability during this crisis period and move out of homelessness as quickly as possible and to avoid the risk of long-term homelessness. The service provides high-quality accommodation, individualised support, advice, information, referrals to other relevant services. This is achieved in partnership with Tusla and other stakeholders.

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If You Require Immediate Help

Purpose & Function

The Caretakers Project offers emergency accommodation to young people, male and female, aged 16 & 17, who are experiencing homelessness. The project can accommodate a maximum of four young people under the age of 18 years.

The project provides accommodation for a period of up to 3 nights at a time. Longer stays require re-referral.  The service is staffed by 7 Social Care Workers, an Assistant Project Leader, a Project Leader (PIC) under the supervision of a Senior Manager (PPIM).

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