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.

Help someone who is sleeping rough

  • If you meet a person who is sleeping rough and they require medical attention, or if you think the person is aged 18 years or younger, please contact the emergency services immediately at 112 or 999.

No one should have to sleep rough


It is critical that people who are rough sleeping in Dublin are encouraged to access homeless services. We want to reduce the number of persons who sleep rough.  The longer a person sleeps rough, the greater the risk that they will become trapped on the streets and vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime, developing drug or alcohol problems, or experiencing problems with their health.


You can help someone who is sleeping rough


Have you seen a person sleeping rough in Dublin?

Let us know where they are located.


What happens next


Once we have been notified, we will contact the Housing First Team, who will then engage with the person, with the goal of moving the person into temporary accommodation through the Dublin City Council Central Placement Service (CPS).  Once the person is placed into temporary accommodation, staff will engage with the person to identify the supports they require in order to move them on to long-term housing and independent living.


Support & Advice


Learn more about the DRHE and the Housing First Service.
Find out about temporary accommodation and housing options for persons sleeping rough.

About Rough Sleeping


Find out more about how Rough Sleeping is defined and how we assess rough sleeper numbers in the Dublin region.
Learn about our Cold Weather Strategy.