In addressing the need to have a clear and coherent approach to Care and Case Management, the Homeless Agency Partnership and the Progression Routes Initiative combined their efforts in order to pilot a case management system in selected homeless and drug related service provision. A strong rationale for the implementation of a standardised case management system in both homeless and drug services does indeed exist and this report provides a clear evidence base for such an approach and for the need to mainstream the learning to date. On the basis of a significant amount of effort on the part of both service providers and staff working in the drug and homeless sector, we can extend a simple and clear message which is – care and case management works!
There were 105 persons found sleeping rough on the night of the Spring Count 11th April 2015. This is the official count for the Dublin Region.
This business plan sets out a range of actions for the Dublin Joint Homeless Consultative Forum (DJHCF) and Statutory Management Group to implement in 2014. The plan sets out the agreed vision, mission and strategic aims, which guide or underpin the work of the Forum and Management Group and the proposed funding requirements to deliver key supports and services to people experiencing homelessness, to prevent the experience of homelessness and services that are required to help households maintain their tenancies. In setting targets for 2014, the Forum and Management Group are also cognisant of and will be required to work within new national structures to deliver the 2016 Target as set down by
Government that is, the elimination of long-term homelessness and the need to sleep rough in Dublin by end 2016.
Dublin’s homeless action plan framework for 2014-2016 was developed throughout 2013, by the Dublin Joint Homeless Consultative Forum and Statutory Management Group. It is informed by submissions from members of the public, from community and voluntary agenciesalongside elected Dublin City and County representatives, and importantly, homeless service users themselves. It sets out the strategic aims and the thematic areas for core actions that are required to realise regional and national objectives. Detailed annual Business Plans with targets will be developed for 2014, 2015 and 2016. This plan will build on the considerable progress that has been made to date in responding to long-term homelessness and the need to sleep rough in the Dublin Region.
There were 168 persons sleeping rough found sleeping rough on the night of 11th November 2014. This is the official count for the Dublin Region.
A Key to the Door is the result of a lengthy process involving the participation and consultation of a large number of individuals and organisations. The Homeless Agency would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the generous and invaluable input ofservice users, voluntary and statutory service providers and agencies within the homeless services sector, who were involved in the consultative seminars, contributed written submissions and who discussed, debated and agreed the direction and content of the third Action Plan on homelessness for Dublin 2007–2010.
Business Plan - delivering the Pathway to Home
This Framework Action Plan is commended to the Dublin Local Authorities for adoption, for the period 2010 to 2013. The plan sets out a strategic approach to be implemented in the region so as to build on the considerable progress that has been made in responding to long-term homelessness and the need to sleep rough.Cognisant of legal obligations arising from the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and provisions contained in Chapter 6 relating to homelessness, the Local Authority has a pivotal role in ensuring a multi-agency and collaborative approach by way of the development and implementation of actions designed to prevent homelessness and to ensure adequate responses where it does occur.
This action plan on homelessness 2001-2003 has been produced on behalf of the four local authorities, in fulfillment of the requirement by the Government in Homelessness-An Integrated Strategy that each local authority produce a three year action plan in order to formulate "coherent, comprehensive and effective response to homelessness".