The VisionBridging the Gap
The Lighthouse Hostel will be recognised internationally as a multi-purposed facility of excellence, empowering men to live successful independent lives.
Over the last 20+ years The Lighthouse Hostel has provided an essential service to our community and its most vulnerable. Our stakeholders, partners, staff and volunteers are an integral part and the reason for the success of the Lighthouse.Mark Forsythe
The Mission StatementTo empower men.
To provide temporary accommodation to men, in a supportive environment, who have found themselves in a homeless situation.
To encourage men to see the potential of what they can achieve in the future if the right choices are made.
To encourage and assist men to take the necessary steps in their lives, to achieve the desired end result such as employment, health education, budgeting skills, training, abstinence & family reunification depending on their unique situations.
To help provide men with the essential skills required for sustaining permanent accommodation.
To provide a client lead support process and supply experienced, professional and trustworthy support to anyone requesting it
Believing in PeopleRespecting them as individuals with unique visions, values & aspirations
IntegrityPromoting honesty, respect and trust
ExcellenceContinually working towards higher goals
LongevityDemonstrating continual commitment
Team ShipWorking for the greater good of one another with a servant heart
PartnershipWorking with the clients, stakeholders and community at large to provide a holistic service
The ProcessHow we help.
Step 1: ApplicationPotential clients must first be referred by the NI Housing Executive. The Lighthouse then carry out both a Risk & Needs Assessment before offering clients their service.
Step 2: Key WorkersClients who have completed the referral process are provided with Key Workers who will aid them in their person-centred support plans for growth and development.
Step 3: SupportKey workers encourage and support clients as they move on to a place where they can live independently again. If needed, the staff at the Hostel will ensure the client receives the help of professional local services.
Step 4: Target SettingThe Lighthouse uses a client led support process which helps the clients’ set goals in different areas of their life. These include ‘Being Healthy’, ‘Staying Safe’, ‘Making a Positive Contribution’ and ‘Economic Wellbeing’.
Lighthouse HostelOur Partners
As part of the food programme the Lighthouse Hostel works in partnership with Fareshare, and Tesco’s, Sainsburys and M&S through the Neighbourly project.
Full Time Staff & Volunteers