We are currently looking for volunteers for the next rough sleeper count which will take place on Tuesday November 12th.
SWAN Youth Service are currently seeking to recruit a Community Employment(CE) Youth leader (maternity cover). Applicants must be eligible for a CE scheme. The CE youth leader’s role is to co-work with youth workers on SWAN’s various programs, and will be supported in access to relevant training. Voluntary experience by a candidate would be an advantage.[Read More]
The ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference this year is entitled ‘Growth, Renewal & Innovation’. The conference takes place on the 18th and 19th of September 2013.
Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan T.D, will address the conference as well Professor Pascal De Decker, University of Louvain, Belgium. There are speakers from Wales, England and Australia on relevant themes as well as key contributors and practitioners from Ireland from local authorities, housing associations and Government bodies such as the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government and the Residential Tenancies Board.[Read More]
From Monday 29th July 2013, the Central Placement Service (CPS) currently located at 160 Capel Street, Dublin 1 will move to Parkgate Hall, 6-9 Conygham Road, Dublin 8. This service is for persons from the Dublin City Council Area. Clients who are from Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council or South Dublin County Council should be directed to the relevant office.[Read More]
The Dublin region Homeless Executive is supporting the Regional Statutory Management Group and Joint Homeless Consultative Forum in preparing the 2014 – 2016 Homeless Action Plan Framework. By the end of July 2013 a draft will have issued to the Dublin Joint Homeless Consultative Forum for consideration by the Statutory Management Group.[Read More]
Focus Ireland/MQI Evening Day Service will move to MQI’s Riverbank Centre on the 24th June.[Read More]
Men’s Health Week runs this year from June 10 until June 17 next.
The theme for this year’s Men’s Health Week is 'Action Men: Turning Words into Actions'.[Read More]
The Dublin Region Homeless Consultative Forum and Management Group notes that there were a minimum of 94 persons confirmed to be sleeping rough on the night of the most recent count held in April 2013.[Read More]
Sonas Housing are now providing a Visiting Support Service in order to assist women affected by domestic violence.[Read More]
‘Call for Submissions’ on the development of a new Framework Statutory Homeless Action Plan for the Dublin Region 2014-2016[Read More]
A residential property that is owned by a charity or a public body (referred to generically in these guidelines as ‘social housing bodies’ and that is used solely or primarily to provide special needs accommodation is exempt from the charge to Local Property Tax (LPT).[Read More]
Applications are now being accepted for the next Dublin City University (DCU) School of Nursing and Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention for homeless key workers/case managers (and other homeless/housing and related support services staff engaging in assessment and support planning) commencing in DCU in September 2013.[Read More]
The Spring Count 2013 on the number of persons sleeping rough in Dublin will take place on Tuesday April 16th into the early morning of Wednesday April 17th 2013.[Read More]
Twenty two member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities are currently engaged in the Next Steps Project.[Read More]
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) and the Housing Agency are undertaking a joint research and evaluation programme to be provided during 2013.
The first project under this programme is to prepare a position paper to inform the development of the Pathway to Home model of integrated services Programme Evaluation. This work will be undertaken by an external consultant.[Read More]
Emer Costello MEP has recently been appointed as the European Parliament's Rapporteur for the draft EU Regulation to the European Parliament and the Council establishing The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (COM(2012)617 final), issued by the European Commission.[Read More]
Reacting to the release by Dublin City Council of the latest rough sleeping count Minister for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan, TD said:
“The stubbornly high number of rough sleepers in Dublin reflects the gravity of the challenge facing the Government, the voluntary sector and other agencies in tackling the homelessness problem. I have sought to put in place real solutions for people who find themselves without a home. Investment of nearly €50m has been provided by central and local government in the provision of homeless services in 2012.”
The Dublin Region Homeless Consultative Forum notes that there were a minimum of 87 persons confirmed to be sleeping rough on the night of the most recent count held in November 2012.[Read More]