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How we help

We are here to help

SVP offers you a wide range of supports, including practical help and advice, as well as a friendly, confidential ear. We can also connect you with other organisations that might be able to assist you.

You can directly request help through our website by using the online form, or by contacting any of our 8 regional offices located throughout the country.

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Who we help

Help for Everyone, Whoever you are

We assist individuals in need, regardless of faith, ethnicity, status, or sexual orientation. SVP enforces stringent safeguarding policies and ensures all visiting members are fully vetted by Garda. You can request help directly or someone can refer you or your family during times of need.

Local Support

Our volunteers deliver our services at the local level, and Conferences are groups of SVP volunteers dedicated to serving specific areas. If your area has an SVP Conference, its members will visit you. Our volunteers strive to understand your challenges and provide assistance wherever possible.

What to expect

When you contact us to request help we will take note of your details. An SVP volunteer will then contact you via a private number to arrange to visit you. This may take up to 10 days depending on the day you request help. This is because our volunteers meet only 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 suitable services to you. It will not be passed on to any third party without your expressed 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 please see our Privacy Statement


SVP will get in touch

When someone contacts us we will record their details. This information is passed to your local branch of SVP and a volunteer may make contact with you. They may phone you using a private number. You can discuss your particular problems in depth with this friendly person who will make no judgement on your situation.


A helping hand

Your local SVP Conference may offer 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 will help you as much as possible. Do not be afraid of contacting us.

Benefits for applying online

  • It's 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
  • Writing down your issues rather than vocalising them

There are 8 local offices in Ireland. Use the map linked below to find your closest office and its opening hours.

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