Dublin Simon Emergency Homeless Shelter Temporary Accommodation

Emergency Homeless Shelter

Our emergency shelter on Harcourt Street is a low threshold supported temporary accommodation which provides accommodation for 30 single men, single women and couples who are homeless. The service is open 24/7. People who are homeless can be referred for a night or can stay for up to six months when they are referred to a long-term bed. Residents are provided with breakfast, an afternoon meal and snacks are available throughout the day.

There are two TV rooms, one where alcohol can be consumed. Every resident is assigned a key worker who, together with the resident, will devise individualised care plans which cover anything that might impede a move into appropriate long-term accommodation. The areas addressed in the care plans include physical health, mental health, addiction issues, social welfare entitlements, life-skills, training and employment. 

Key Working & Care Planning

Every resident is assigned a member of staff who will continue to work with them throughout their stay. Staff and residents together devise individualised Care Plans which cover anything that might impede a move into appropriate long-term accommodation: from health, addiction issues and social welfare entitlements to basic life-skills, training and employment. 

Residents, while encouraged to view the service as a place of change, enabling them to develop the skills to exit homelessness, are encouraged to take an active role in the service through residents’ meetings, Dublin Simon Speak Outs and  participation initiatives.

In-House Services

  • Key working and care planning
  • Life skills programme including group work and classes.
  • Service user participation programme.
  • Social programme, i.e. outings and in-house events.
  • A nurse is available five days a week providing primary health care and health promotion, vaccinations, blood tests, family planning advice, smear tests and other health services.
  • A doctor is available weekly at an in-house clinic
  • Methadone programme available through Safetynet
  • Visiting counselling service
  • Needle and syringe programme including safer injecting advice.

To contact the emergency shelter call (01) 4759357.

Referrals

Referrals to our emergency shelter are made through the Central Placement Service (CPS).  The CPS referral process is as follows:

New Presentations:
For individuals/families that have never stayed in homeless accommodation before, they should present to Parkgate Hall where they will meet with a staff member who will help them to assess their accommodation options.
This office is open Monday to Friday 10am – 12 noon / 2pm – 4pm.

Repeat presentations:
a) For individuals/families who have previously stayed in homeless accommodation and have presented to CPS and completed their housing and support needs assessment they should call the HOMELESS HELPLINE 1800 707 707 between 2pm – 4pm / 4.30 pm – 1am. The HELPLINE will assess their options and possible need for temporary accommodation.
b) For individuals/families who have not completed a housing and support needs assessment and have previously stayed/are currently in temporary accommodation, they should call the HOMELESS HELPLINE 1800 707 707 between 2pm – 4pm or ask their key worker to arrange an appointment for them.

This office is open Monday to Friday 10am – 12 noon / 2pm – 4pm.

CPS location
The CPS is located at Parkgate Hall, 6-9 Conygham Road, Dublin 8.

 
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