What We Do
About Housing Matters
Housing Matters was formed to help give advice, guidance and support around housing matters to people living on the Isle of Man.
The Definition of Homeless…
“Homeless people include not only those with no accommodation, but also those living somewhere that is unsuitable, unsafe or short term. Our vision is that everyone has the opportunity to access housing appropriate to their need.”
The Aims and Objectives
To relieve hardship and distress amongst homeless people and those living in adverse housing conditions.
To establish partnerships and develop services in conjunction with public, private and charitable bodies
To raise funds and make monies available to support such activities.
To promote and support the provision of accommodation for homeless people and the provision of related services.
To conduct and procure research concerning homelessness.
To educate the public concerning the nature, causes and effects of homelessness.
To identify and promote potential opportunities for homeless people.
To work towards prevention of homelessness.
- Julie Marshall – Centre Manager – 675507 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peer Education Coordinator – 675507 email@example.com
Housing Matters coordinates a number of schemes on the island, in an effort to reduce homelessness.
Drop In Advice Centre
Our day center is open for ‘Drop In Advice’. This is a place where you will be given time to help understand your options on the Isle of Man on Housing, Benefits and other Services you may require.
Our ‘Drop In’ times are Monday to Friday 9 – 12pm. To access other services out of these times we request an appointment is made by calling us on 675507
We can also provide information on Public and Private Lettings and available accommodations, Benefits, Health and Education programs, ‘options for living’.
We work with other agencies to provide access to information and services for the following:
For any further information about Welfare Advice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer at Housing Matters, please see our volunteering page for more information.
In an attempt to reduce the number of young people becoming homeless, Housing Matters organises and delivers Peer Education sessions, where previously homeless experienced and trained youngsters will talk to teenagers about their experiences.
Peer Education involves suitably trained young people, who have been homeless themselves, going into schools to talk to young people about the realities of leaving home. They will also be able to offer information on the accommodation options available on the island.
This scheme has been running since September following our successful training. We have received continuous positive feedback about our sessions.
If anyone would like us to deliver our Peer Education sessions to groups of young people we would be more than happy to do this. Please telephone Neal on 675507
We are currently looking to train new Peer Educators who have had experience of homelessness – If you would like to become a Peer Educator, please call Neal
We can provide Free Mediation to assist Landlords and Tenants to help prevent unnecessary evictions.
We also provide a Free Mediation In Families Service which will enable to help resolve problems to allow the young person to remain at home where possible.
For further information or to book a session please email email@example.com or telephone 675507