The Dublin Simon Community Addiction Inreach Homeless Action Team (HAT) is a service that is focused on assisting and supporting clients in various phases of addiction treatment to secure accommodation appropriate to their needs.
In 2019, our Homeless Action Team continued to provide a supportive low-threshold, addiction specific accommodation service to 129 clients who were supported to identify suitable move-on options. The service is targeted specifically at people that are in addiction treatment, (*only those services named in the below referral criteria) and are homeless and/or at risk of becoming homeless.
Clients are supported to liaise with their local authorities, apply to get registered for housing, and refer to further treatment, drug-free accommodation, long term supported accommodation, private rented through the HAP (Housing Assistance Payment) scheme or a facilitated return to friends and family. This is achieved through the use of the Housing Needs Assessment and the PASS system.