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.

Support & Advice

The Housing First Service provides two teams:

 

Housing First Intake Team - If you are sleeping rough and need accommodation and support or if you are interested in referring to Housing First

 

Telephone:     086 813 9015 from 9am – 11pm, 7 days a week until 11pm

Email:              aquinn@dublinhousingfirst.ie

 

Housing First Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team – If you are already a Housing First tenant

Telephone:    087-3776956      7 days a week, 24 hours

Email:              lyonsf@dublinhousingfirst.ie

 

 

Housing First Office:      

14a Eustace St, (opposite the Focus Ireland coffee shop), Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Office Telephone Ph: 01 671 2555                    

 

The new Housing First Service will be provided throughout the Dublin region to include: Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council.

 

Further Information on Housing First Model

 

The Pathway Housing First Model is a participant-centred approach that focuses on ending homelessness for people who have been homeless for years. It is contingent on two factors: providing both housing and intensive case management Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) / Intensive Case Management model (ICM)) simultaneously.

 

Key principles of this model are:

 

  • Housing as a basic human right
  • Warmth, respect, and compassion
  • Commitment to the participant
  • Scattered site housing
  • Separation of housing and services issues/ requirements
  • Self-determination and choice
  • Recovery orientation
  • Harm reduction

 

(The above principles are outlined in the Pathways New York Housing First Manual 2010)

 

 

Housing First participants will have ready, time-unlimited access (for as long as the participant needs the support) to support and treatment services. Even if a tenancy fails, Housing First continues to support the individual to another tenancy and the support service continues to engage with the participant.

 

The outreach service is a critical component of the Pathways to Home model, as the unitary service tasked with meeting the needs of and building relationships with people experiencing rough sleeping across the four Dublin local authority and HSE administrative areas.  The primary objective of Outreach is to assist rough sleepers to access accommodation with appropriate levels of support.