Support Offered

Support with housing issues:

  • Applying for suitable housing.
  • Understanding tenancy agreements.
  • Setting up and settling into a new home.
  • Furnishing your new home.
  • Life skills and being independent at home.
  • Staying safe at home.
  • Reporting repairs and managing the home.
  • Rent arrears and evictions.
  • Dealing with landlords and other agencies.
  • Neighbour issues.

Support with money issues:

  • Benefit advice
  • Applying for grants
  • Debt and budgeting advice
  • Rent arrears

Support with accessing services:

  • Jobs/education/training
  • Registering with GP's
  • Any other relevant services that suit your needs

Support NOT offered

  • Personal care
  • Meals on wheels
  • Providing healthcare and help with administering medication
  • Grocery shopping and cleaning

Testimonials:

  • This my second time staying at the M.U.S.T. Hostel. This time round was due to a relationship breakdown and I was not fit to cope on my own as I had a broken leg. The staff welcomed me into the Hostel and cared for me in anyway they could. I enjoyed living in the Hostel and I got to move out to the move-on flats after 5 months. I now have a full-time job and I am saving for a deposit on a private flat.
  • I arrived at the M.U.S.T. Hostel in May 2005, where I was offered a bed as I could no longer afford private rental accommodation. I also had an alcohol problem. The staff were extremely supportive of me and offered plenty of sound advice. I was transferred into the move-on flats in September 2005 as staff felt that I had become more independent. I did struggle with alcohol whilst living in the flats but with the continued support of the staff I finally feel like I have made an achievement. I have not touched alcohol or cigarettes for 7 weeks and I am currently in the process of moving into a 2 bedroom flat in the Cookstown area.
  • I have been in the M.U.S.T. Hostel a year now. The staff here have helped me through a lot. When I first came I had a lot of problems and without the help and support of the staff and my linkworker I would not have got this far. I am moving on to a place of my own soon. I would like to thank everyone at the M.U.S.T. for everything they have done for me. Without their help I would not have had the strength to do it all my on my own.
  • You have helped me get things sorted out and I would love to keep in touch if at all possible. I would like to end by saying this:the Manoeuvrability you have is superbthe Understanding of residents’ problems, second to nonethe Safe in knowing you are safe and secure for your stay.the Thanks for your help and remain as you are:- Excellent
  • I have been at M.U.S.T. Hostel for three months. I think the hostel is really helpful, staff give me support. I am happy here.