Laurel Lodge

In co-operation with the Housing Executive of Clare Co. Council, and the HSE, SVP in Ennis opened a 13 bedroom (3 en-suite) Accommodation Centre in January 2009. This facility provides both emergency and short term accommodation to those in need.

The building is a modern one and is centrally located on the Clare Road - 75 metres from the top of O’Connell Street and 125 metres from Ennis Cathedral.
NOTE.Locals generally refer to Clare Road as Limerick Road. (See map)

The modern property, the services and staffing meet the standards needed to provide for a safe, secure and caring service for its male occupants.

Three meals daily are provided and the scheme is open every day of the year. Referrals are made through the Homeless Persons Unit. The team offer support to the residents and a drugs and alcohol counselor is available.

Clare FM's Morning Focus Producer, Niamh McNamara interviewed the staff and some residents of Laurel Lodge a few days before Christmas 2012. The podcast is available here