Emergency Accommodation

Concerns over the safety within certain hostels

There are several Emergency hostels for people who become homeless, in Dublin alone there are over 20. Hostels are either provided by local authorities or voluntary organisations.

However there is still a shortage, resulting in people having to rough stay in squats or with friends.

Hostels have developed to provide varied levels of temporary support to individuals, but often there is no where more permanent for people to go. When there is a lack of 'move on' options available - such as, social housing, supported housing or private rented housing - this places a burden on the hostel providers.

It is important that there is available accommodation appropriate to people who have faced a variety of very difficult situations in life; service which respect the dignity of people who are homeless.