The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Action areas on homelessness for Dublin

A number of areas for action on homelessness in Dublin have been identified and are set out below. The specific details of each action area will be agreed, reviewed and reported on under the annual Business Plan on homelessness.

 

 Housing

 

  • Increase the provision of adequate, affordable and secure housing units from the social and private rental sectors sufficient to meet the housing need of all homeless households
  • Continue the Rent Supplement Pilot delivered in 2013 and work to improve the outcomes obtained for households exiting homelessness as well as ensuring the mainstreaming of the Pilot over the period to 2016.

 

 Prevention and Support

 

  • Durther develop current protocols on institutional discharge from both acute hospital and prison settings that ensure the adoption of the homeless sectors care and case management approach to discharge planning and that seek to eliminate discharges into homelessness
  • Develop a region-wide, integrated model of housing support that is pro-active in delivering early intervention to identify and resolve known risks of homelessness and that is reactive and capable of delivering housing and related support for households exiting homelessness to independent living
  • Ensure close collaborative working between strategic forums to align work programmes, namely Local and Regional Drug Tasks Forums and Youth Homeless Forums
  • In collaboration with the relevant state agencies, maintain an aftercare service for young adults aged 18-26 years of age who are departing both institutional state care and substitute care (fostering) and are at risk of entering into adult homelessness.

 

Housing and Support

 

  • Build on the success of the Dublin Housing First Demonstration Project and invest in developing a more comprehensive service with greater capacity to address all aspects of habitual and long standing rough sleeping and homelessness, including episodic and prolonged use of temporary emergency accommodation

 

Prevention, Housing and Support

 

  • Continue to invest in the localisation and distribution of the full portfolio of Pathway to Home services across the Dublin Region in order to maintain the on-going decentralisation of services out of Dublin City Centre.
  • Subject the forthcoming National Quality Standards Framework for Homeless Services, the development and adoption of a revised quality standards framework for the portfolio of services established under Pathway to Home remains an imperative.