9 December 2014 (3.00pm)
Dublin Region Homeless Executive Welcomes Key Actions from Ministers Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey to Address Homelessness in Dublin Region
Actions Arising from Recent Summit (December 4th 2014)
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) welcomes the announc...
DUBLIN LOCAL AUTHORITY ACTIONS TO ADDRESS ROUGH SLEEPING IN THE DUBLIN REGION
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE), on the behalf of the four Dublin local authorities, would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jonathan Corrie, who tragically died yesterday, Monday December 1st...
A new report, ‘Community Healthcare Organisations – Report and Recommendations of the Integrated Service Area Review Group’, setting out how all health services, outside of acute hospitals, will be organised and managed is published today, Wednesday 8th October 2014. Known as community healthcare services, these services include primary care, social care (involving services for older persons a...
The Winter 2014 Rough Sleeper Count is scheduled to take place on Tuesday November 11th into the early morning of Wednesday November 12th 2014.
The count provides a robust measure of the minimum number of people sleeping rough on the night of the count and ensures that homeless services can plan effectively in terms of service provision for people who are rough sleeping. It also enables further engagement with Homeless Services staff to ensure that people can be supported in ac...
From October 1st 2014, the Regional Contact and Outreach Service (RCOS) and Housing First Demonstration Project have stopped working with people who are rough sleeping in the Dublin region.
A new Housing First Service, which combines street outreach and Housing First has IMMEDIATELY REPLACED this service. The new service is being provided throughout the Dublin region by Focus Ireland and the Peter Mc Verry Trust.[Read More]
You are invited to attend a Consultation Session to inform the development of a National Quality Standards Framework for homeless services in Ireland.
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A tender for the provision of a ‘Housing First Service’ in the Dublin region has been issued on the eTenders and on the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).[Read More]
The application process for the next Dublin City University (DCU) Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention for homeless (and other relevant sectoral) key workers/case managers, commencing in DCU in September 2014 will open on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 and close on Friday 6th June 2014 at 5 pm.
Important: Applications received by Admissions Regi...
The spring 2014 Rough Sleeper Count is scheduled to take place on Tuesday April 8th into the early morning of Wednesday April 9th 2014.
The count provides a robust measure of the minimum number of people sleeping rough on the night of the count and ensures that homeless services can plan effectively in terms of service provision for people who are rough sleeping. It also enables further engagement with Homeless Services staff to ensure that people can be supported in accessing homeless services in the Dublin area.[Read More]
At its meeting on Tuesday February 25th2014 the Government approved significant measures proposed by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, to implement a housing-led approach to homelessness.
The measures approved by Government today follow on from the recommendations of the Homelessness Oversight Group which presented its first report to the Minister in December.[Read More]
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive notes there was a minimum of 139 persons sleeping rough across the Dublin region (this count took place in November). This is compared with the spring (April 2013) count, which confirmed a minimum of 94 persons to be sleeping rough.
The count on rough sleeping is an important element of our annual Cold Weather Initiative that began on November 1st this year. The Cold Weather Initiative provides an emergency humanitarian re...
As the weather temperatures have dropped this week, just an important reminder to ensure that you are aware that the Cold Weather Initiative (CWI) was put in place on November 1st 2013 and will run until the end of March 2014. The CWI provides dedicated additional beds across homeless services that are accessed by the Regional Contact and Outreach Service (RCOS), Central Placement Service and ...
Focus Ireland and The School of Social Work and Social Policy, TCD monthly lunchtime talks
Theme: Every child needs a home: A review of the implementation of the Youth Homeless Strategy.
Speaker: Katie Burke and Aishling Sheenan, Centre for Effective Services
Date: 28th November 2013, 1 pm.
Venue: Focus Ireland, The Chapel, George’s Hill, Halston Street, Dublin 7
FoodCloud is a Dublin based social enterprise set up with a vision to reduce food waste, food poverty and bring communities together through shared food. They do this by connecting food businesses that have surplus food to charities within their communities that need it, through the use of a smart phone app and website.
Using the FoodCloud app, businesses upload details of their surplus food and a time for collection. The app sends an automated text to the nearest charity. The charity ca...
Is the link between alcohol and mental health relevant to you?
Alcohol Action would like to invite you to their annual conference on the impact of alcohol on mental health - which will take place on Wednesday, 20th November 2013 at the Royal College of Physicians.
The conference - entitled Facing the Fear: Alcohol and Mental Health in Ireland - will examine how alcohol is linked to a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.
The 2013 Spatial Planning Graduate Network Forum marks 100 years of Irish housing history, a period bookended by the Church Street disaster in September 1913 and the ongoing issue of the condemned Priory Hall scheme.
The 2013 SPGN Forum reflects on both the history of Irish housing and recent policy discussions surrounding building control standards, housing markets and social equity.[Read More]
The European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City will hold its first Europe-wide day of action.
October 19th is the first Common European Day of Action for The Right to Housing and the City. Groups in countries all over Europe, including Ireland, are coming together to say STOP to the misery caused by financial speculation and austerity. We want to promote an ethical and just approach where housing is treated as a hu...
We are now inviting applications to the Innovative Management Practice in Homeless Services Programme for 2013-2014.
This new programme follows on from the initial 'Managers Programme Pilot' (2008) and the 'Effective Managers in the Homeless Services Sector' ( 2009—2011) and incorporates the learning from the earlier initiatives while also addressing the highlighted sectoral needs and requirement for new innovative thinking / approaches that are flexible in supporting sectoral managers...
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive would like to clarify that the YMCA Peter's Place Service for young people is not changing to a ‘wet hostel’. It will operate as a Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) service providing a specialist form of accommodation to residents, ensuring that key working takes place to bring them to a point where they are ready to live independently.[Read More]