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.

Organisational Standards

Quality Standards for Organisational Standards




The vision for all organisations is that they are enjoyable, supportive and empowering to work in, have a clear sense of direction and commitment to providing a high quality, effective and efficient service to meet the needs and aspirations of service users.




The role of organisations is to provide services and interventions which will ensure that the needs of the target group are met in an effective, efficient and responsive manner.


Quality Standards


All organisations working with homeless people should aim to achieve the following best practice standards:


Planning and Review


  1. Planning
  2. Evaluation
  3. Research
  4. Contributing to public policy


Human Resources


  1. Staff recruitment
  2. Staff training
  3. Managing staff
  4. Managing and developing volunteers


Health and Safety


  1. Health and safety at work
  2. Fire safety
  3. Food hygiene




  1. Participation and consultation
  2. Co-ordination with other agencies
  3. Record keeping
  4. Funding