Throughout the Christmas period, the work of the four Dublin local authorities and state-funded services will continue to provide emergency accommodation and support services for 5,053 persons (comprising 2,988 adults and 2,065 dependents).
Taking serious action to prevent rough sleeping and homelessness is a key priority for all statutory and state-funded homeless services.
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.
IF YOU ARE AT RISK OF ROUGH SLEEPING
If you are at risk of rough sleeping, please contact the Housing First Service on 086 813 9015 from 9am until 1am to assist you to access emergency accommodation.
This service is the official on-street response team to assist you if you are at risk of rough sleeping.
We would also like to appeal to members of the public to contact the service on www.homelessdublin.ie if they meet a person who is rough sleeping. The website provides a quick link to be completed, that will immediately alert the Housing First Service to the location of the person who might be sleeping rough.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION
If your tenancy has ended and you are in need of emergency accommodation over the Christmas period from December 24th 2016 until January 3rd 2017 please contact Dublin City Council’s Homeless FREEPHONE on 1800 707 707. This service will be available everyday from 10am until 2am.
IF YOU ARE A FAMILY AND ARE ACCOMMODATED IN A COMMERCIAL HOTEL
The four Dublin local authorities have been contingency planning since November 2016 to ensure that the placements for households that are currently accommodated in commercial hotels can be extended through the Christmas period into early January 2017, whilst daily local authority placement offices are not open.
Where hotels are closing for the Christmas period, alternative placements have been put in place.
This information has been communicated to all relevant families, however we would appeal again to families to contact 1800 707 707 if they are concerned about their placement.
IF YOU ARE RENTING AND WORRIED ABOOUT LOSING YOUR HOME
If you are renting privately and are worried about your lease ending before Christmas or early in the new year, the Dublin local authorities would urge you to contact their dedicated Tenancy Protection Service, provided by Threshold on 1800 454 454 as soon as you feel your tenancy is at risk.
Please share this short film on frontline services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYIuQa02xhU It provides key contact details for frontline homeless services to assist individuals or families, who may be at risk of homelessness over the Christmas period.