Ten have been stuck there for a decade or more, and two for 15 years, according to statistics released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive.
Tag: emergency accommodation
New Standards on Transparency and Staff Training for Private Homeless Hostels
“So are we going to find out who runs the hostels?” says Louisa Santoro, the CEO of the Mendicity Institution, a homeless day centre.
Local Connection Rule Makes Little Sense, Says Homeless Advocate
“It is Victorian-era legislation,” says Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland. “This approach is rooted in poor law provisions and is widespread in homeless services across the world.”
In Some Homeless Hostels in Dublin, a Strict No-Talking Rule Is Enforced
Asha Iqbal, a musician and homeless activist, says she feels dehumanised by the strict rules in the emergency accommodation she is living in.
Some Question Privately Run Dublin Hostels’ Decision to Hire Staff Who Haven’t Been Garda Vetted
Homeless advocates are concerned by a lack of Garda vetting in private emergency accommodation, however it’s unclear if it’s a mandatory requirement.
In Drumcondra, Some Question Whether New Homeless Hostel Should Be Privately Run
Councillors and homeless advocates are concerned about standards slipping, as more private hostels open.
Concerns About Standards of Care in Homeless Hostels Run by Private Providers
Facilities “are not employing qualified, trained case workers to deal with the complex issues”, says Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless.
How Much Does a Bed in a Homeless Hostel Cost the Council?
Figures suggest that what the council pays for homeless-hostel beds has risen. But it’s really hard to tell, which is a problem in itself, councillors say.
Scrutiny Needed of Council Spending on Homeless Services, Say Some Councillors
Miscategorisations in accounts and a lack of transparency make it hard to work out what services, exactly, the council is getting for its money.
It’s Tough to Stay in Homeless Hostels, and Away from Drugs, Some Say
Is there a better way to organise the city’s system of homeless hostels so people who want to can stay clear of drugs and alcohol?