Homeless Charity Launches Extreme Weather Plan

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Dublin Region Homeless Executive activates Extreme Weather Protocol in response to Status Yellow Weather Warning.

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) leads the response to ensure homeless persons at risk are sheltered for the duration of any extreme weather event.

In conjunction with our partners in homeless services and the other Dublin Local Authorities, we have developed contingency plans that can be implemented during extreme weather conditions or adverse events.

A Yellow Weather Warning indicates that the weather is not threatening to the general population but can pose risk for people exposed to the weather.

The DRHE is fully aware of the potential impact that his type of weather can have on people sleeping rough. Accordingly, the Status Yellow Weather Warning response has been activated.

Extra contingency beds are ready for use for the duration of the Yellow weather warning, these beds are additional to the 250+ beds that became operational in 2018;

Housing First teams are continuing to deliver a targeted response to people who are long-term rough sleeping and people who may not be in regular contact with services;
A contingency emergency response is already in place for any family who may be at risk of sleeping rough at night.

Bed capacity and increases in demand for accommodation are consistently monitored throughout the day and night by staff in the DRHE. At times, full capacity is reached early in the night, but beds become available at later stages due to bookings not being utilised.

General Information – Access to Services

If an individual / family is presenting as homeless for the first time in Dublin, their respective Local Authority will carry out a comprehensive assessment.

Dublin City Council – The Central Placement Service is available during the day in Parkgate Hall, 6-9 Conyngham Road, Dublin 8 from 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday for individuals and families presenting as homeless in the Dublin City Council area.

FREEPHONE: 1800 707 707 Monday to Friday 2.00pm – 4.00pm (Dublin City Council only) Email: [email protected]

Fingal County Council – Homeless Section, Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Open Monday-Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm. Telephone: 01 890 5090 Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 4.30pm. Email: [email protected]

South Dublin County Council Homeless Section – County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Open Monday-Friday: 10.00am – 12.00pm. Telephone: 01 414 9364 Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm. Email: [email protected]

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Homeless Section – County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire. Open Monday-Friday: 10.00am – 4.00pm. Telephone: 01 205 4804 Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm. Email: [email protected]

For access to emergency accommodation out of hours contact Homeless FREEPHONE 1800 707 707, Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 2.00am Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00am

Housing First Intake Service – 086 813 9015

Tenancy Protection Service – 1800 454 454

Dublin Placefinders Service & Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) for homeless households – 01 222 6804

If a member of the public would like to make Dublin’s Housing First Service aware of a person sleeping rough in the Dublin region, please contact us at:-
https://www.homelessdublin.ie/report-rough-sleeper