About Morning Star House


To Support the Homeless through Provision of Temporary Accommodation, Assistance and Capacity Building towards the Betterment of the Individual

Our Aims

  • The provision of safe accommodation and support to homeless men in accordance with the ethos of Christian belief & practice.
  • To achieve a broader range of opportunities to assist rough sleepers and other vulnerable homeless men to facilitate independent living.
  • To facilitate resettlement.
  • To maximise the use of resources in the delivery of the MSH Mission Statement.
  • To operate in accordance with the ethos of the Legion of Mary.
  • To maintain Charitable status.

In delivering our mission we believe:

  • In the value, worth and dignity of residents.
  • That given the right opportunities, motivation and role models, change is possible.
  • That empowerment of residents so that they can increase their knowledge, skills and their sense of control over their lives.
  • That residents are responsible for their actions and must ultimately take responsibility for themselves.
  • That resident input is essential to the improvement of our services.
  • That working in partnership with other agencies promotes good practice and exchange of ideas, to benefit our residents and staff.
  • It is essential that staff team support each other and that they accept the responsibility to provide as high a level of service as possible to residents.
  • All are to be treated equally and fairly regardless of religion, age, sexual orientation, race, disability or opinion and a non judgemental approach will be promoted.
  • All residents are to have an assessment of their needs and risk from referral point onwards. The aim is to identify needs / risks at the earliest point and to tackle these via the support / risk planning process.
  • That assessment is person centred and places residents’ views at the centre recognising the residents as expert in their own needs and risks.
  • Assessment of needs/risks is systematic and dynamic and responds to incidents and events.
  • Service provision takes account of all care and support services (or individuals) involved with the residents and uses a partnership model of working to identify, assess and address resident needs and risks.
  • The diversity of residents will be recognised and respected in terms of cultural, religious and lifestyle needs.
  • Using a harm reduction approach, we work constructively with risk and will seek to enable residents to manage their risks and increase their independence.
  • The process and logic for assessments will be transparent and explained to residents.