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.

Pathway to Home

The Pathway to Home model of service provision in Dublin


The Pathway to Home model of integrated services is Ireland's earliest example of a housing led approach. Since its adoption in 2009, the implementation of the model has required an emphasis on the provision of timely exits from the experience of homelessness by reducing the duration of residence in temporary accommodation and prioritising move-on to independent living with support as required and within a time limited period (of up to six months).


Importantly, the Pathway to Home model places a key emphasis on:

  • Preventing homelessness in the first instance
  • Responding effectively to the experience of homelessness through a holistic assessment of need following contact with services and placement into emergency accommodation
  • Ensuring a care and case management approach accompanies a person’s move on to independent living with supports as required in either mainstream rental housing or to specialised supported housing.