• Housing

    Prepare and direct social housing policy, work closely with housing authorities, take the lead in the Promoting Social Inclusion and tackling fuel poverty and more.

  • Urban Regeneration

    Implement programmes that target social need by addressing the social, economic and physical regeneration of cities, towns and villages in Northern Ireland and more.

  • Social Security Agency

    Assess, pay and give advice on social security benefits, help people move closer to work, process benefit reviews and appeals, prevent and detect benefit fraud and more.

  • Child Maintenance Service

    Provide impartial help to make informed choices about child maintenance, help set up, arrange or collect child support maintenance for children whose parents live apart and more.

  • Statistics and Research

    Provide official statistics that help the Department form policy, planning, decision making and more.

  • Law and Legislation

    Provide information on the law relating to Social Security and Child Support, present decisions given by Commissioners on social security benefits and more.

  • Voluntary and Community

    Support community development, provide advice and guidance, promote volunteering, administer and develop policy and strategy affecting the voluntary and community sector and more.

  • Appeals

    Provide administrative support to the independent tribunals set up by legislation to hear appeals against decisions made by the Department and more.

Housing

Prepare and direct social housing policy, work closely with housing authorities, take the lead in the Promoting Social Inclusion and tackling fuel poverty and more.

  • Welfare Reform Social Security
  • Private Pensions Automatic Enrolment
  • Reform of Local Government
  • Social Housing Reform Programme