We believe that having a safe place to call home is a fundamental human right
Homeless Connect was founded in 1983 to represent organisations working with people experiencing homelessness.
Today we still do that and much more. We work collaboratively to create a community of support, by being the voice of the sector and by delivering direct assistance to those in need through our projects. We support staff and volunteers in a range of ways including training, practical workshops, networking and shared learning opportunities. We also provide the Northern Ireland Frontline Network, a regional network led by frontline workers in homelessness and designed around their needs.
We represent the views of organisations within the homeless sector and work closely with service users – because we believe in a co-design approach to the design of homelessness services and the development of housing and homelessness policy and strategy.
Working together we seek to shape government policy and public opinion to enable resources that ensure preventative and responsive services.