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.

Street Outreach

Street Outreach

 

Vision

 

The vision of the future is one where street outreach work is part of a respected, comprehensive, integrated, well co-ordinated and resourced service which effectively meets the needs of, and empowers, people who are homeless on the streets, or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach services are immediately accessible and provide an effective link into a range of good quality accommodation and other relevant services.

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of street outreach work is to improve the living conditions of homeless people on the street by making contact; building trusting relationships and enabling them to link into appropriate services so that they can move, at their own pace, into appropriate long term accommodation.

 

Quality Standards

 

Organisations providing street outreach services should aim to achieve the following best practice quality standards:
 

  1. Making contact
  2. Providing material resources
  3. Maintaining contact
  4. Assessment
  5. Communicating and building relationships
  6. Providing infomation
  7. Enabling access to accommodation and services
  8. Advocacy