How we help

There are a wide range of supports that SVP can offer you, from practical help and advice to a friendly ear, all in the strictest of confidence. You can request help directly on our site or by making contact with your closest local regional office, of which we have eight throughout the country.

Who we help

We help those in need regardless of their faith, ethnicity, status, or sexual orientation. We have strict safeguarding policies and procedures, and all visiting members are fully Garda vetted.

A request for help is a direct request or referral made by or on behalf of an individual or family during a time of need. This service is carried out by our volunteers who organise themselves into SVP groups known as Conferences, who serve a specific locality. If we have an SVP group in your area then members of the group will visit you to understand your problem and to offer you help, where they can.

What to expect

When you contact us to request help, we will take your details. An SVP volunteer will then contact you to arrange to visit you. This may take up to 10 days depending on the day you requested help as our volunteers only meet once a week.


Take the first step

Please be reassured that your personal information is held in strict confidence and is used only for the purpose of providing a suitable service to you. Your information will not be passed on to any third party without your express permission. The Society is committed to being compliant with all Data Protection Laws and respecting the information of people we assist. For further information on how we process your data in a responsible and confidential manner please see our Privacy Statement


SVP will get in touch

When someone contacts us and we have a record of their details, and the information is passed onto your local branch of SVP. A volunteer will make contact with you through a private number and you can discuss your particular problems in depth with a friendly person who makes no judgement on the situation.


A helping hand

Your local SVP Conference may offer one or more of the following types of help:

  • Friendship and Support
  • Help with money issues
  • Information about other services you can use
  • Advocating for you when talking to other organisations that can help
  • Negotiating with organisations you may owe money to

How to get help from SVP

We hope we can help you as much as possible and do not be afraid of contacting us.

Benefits for applying online

  • Free Details logged directly into our system
  • Time to compose your thoughts and complete the form in your own time

Maybe not if...

  • You need to speak to someone urgently
  • You want to talk to a person directly
  • You can vocalise your issues better than writing them down

+353 1 884 8200 Our team of volunteers are ready to answer your queries.

For general enquire please email the address above.

There are 8 local offices in Ireland. Using the map linked below you will be able to find your closest office and their opening hours.

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