Respond Family Hub’s

Respond Family Hub  – Tallaght

Respond in conjunction with the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive and the 4 Dublin Local Authorities are delighted to announce the re-opening of Teach Cuan Álainn as a Family Hub – a caring new model of accommodation for families experiencing homelessness.

This Respond Family Hub located – Tallaght  is guided by the ‘Pathway to Home’ model of housing support through the provision of temporary emergency accommodation. The service will provide accommodation for 9 families at any one time, there are five units within a residential complex that has an element of communal living and an additional four units outside (although onsite) which offers fully independent living. All families are accommodated through a referral process in partnership with the DRHE and the 4 Dublin Local Authorities.  This hub will support families to progress along a pathway out of homelessness through the provision of temporary emergency accommodation, with the goal using the methodology of case management of family’s needs will enable them to access appropriate and affordable long tong accommodation.

As of 31 March 2016 South Dublin County Council had received 296 requests for emergency accommodation, including 103 families. We are pleased that Respond facility can go some way to addressing the immediate needs of these families. Children in particular, need a place to call their own, where they feel safe and secure.

The accommodation at the Respond Family Hub – Tallaght  will allow families to reside in a safe, secure and nurturing environment until such time as their long term housing needs are met.

Respond Family Hub – High Park, Dublin

Respond Suaimhneas – Limerick

Respond in conjunction with Limerick City and County Council and the HSE opened Suaimhneas in 2002 to accommodate the growing number of families in Limerick experiencing homelessness.  Suaimhneas allows families to reside in a safe, secure and nurturing environment until such time as their long term housing needs are met.

Suaimhneas provides temporary emergency accommodation to women and their children experiencing homelessness as an alternative to B&B accommodation. The service provides accommodation for 6 families at any one time within a residential complex that has an element of communal living. All families are accommodated through a referral process in partnership with LHAT. Suaimhneas supports families to progress along a pathway out of homelessness through the provision of temporary emergency accommodation, while using the methodology of case management of the family’s needs, thus enabling them to access appropriate and affordable long tong accommodation.

Suaimhneas is Respond’s longest running homeless service and since opening has provided accommodation and support to 387 families including 742 children.