Dublin City Council

 

Question to City Manager                           City Council Meeting 03/01/2014

 

Q.113  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager provide an update on any progress of the Multi Agency Group on Homeless Sex Offenders since my last update in September 2011? Can he confirm ongoing engagement with the Cross Departmental Team on Homelessness? Can he confirm if the 'Policy Template for the Voluntary Housing Sector on working with people convicted of sexual offences’ is publicly available? Can he detail the number of homeless sex offenders housed by Dublin City Council annually over the last 5 years?
CITY MANAGERS REPLY:
Dublin City council have not housed any homeless sex offenders over the last five years.

The MAG continues to seek a national policy approach but in the interim a ‘Policy Template for the Voluntary Housing Sector on working with people convicted of sexual offences’ is in place and is publicly available.

A draft National Policy Framework is in place with the Dublin local authority Directors of Housing but cannot be further progressed until a national policy is agreed and in place. It is our understanding that the DECLG recently met with the Department of Justice on this issue.
The Multi Agency Group on Homeless Sex Offenders was initiated in 2004 at the request of the Homeless Agency (the Dublin Region Homeless Executive formally replaced The Homeless Agency on July 8 2011) to respond to the identified problem of homelessness amongst sex offenders released from custody.  The project’s aim is to co-ordinate and develop services for sex offenders at risk of homelessness in both a prison and community setting.
Dublin City Council remains a member of the Multi Agency Group (MAG) on
sex offending. The MAG membership continues to comprise of a range of statutory and voluntary agencies given the complex factors surrounding the issue of sex offending. The role of Dublin City Council is to participate on the basis of matters relating to housing, housing support and community issues generally.

Issues raised by the MAG are brought to the attention of the Dublin Region Homeless Consultative Forum, of which it is a sub group. If appropriate, issues are then raised at the Cross Departmental Team on Homelessness.

 

Q.114  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager detail the number of beds available in addiction free accommodation, by location, to the homeless? Can he also detail the number of beds available to people with active addictions by location?
CITY MANAGERS REPLY:
In terms of the provision of homeless services in Dublin, it is important to note that emergency accommodation services are not classified or described in terms of people in active addiction or addiction free.

Temporary accommodation provided by Dublin City Council is provided on the overall basis of presenting need and include the following types.

Temporary Emergency Accommodation (TEA): providing accommodation for persons with low support needs. Temporary emergency accommodation services operate as high threshold services. They are operated as abstinence based drug and alcohol free services.

Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA): providing a form of accommodation with specialist on-site and in-reach support services that ensures consistent key-working takes place to stabilise a person’s residency and to bring residents to a point where they are ready to live in their own home (with visiting support if required).

When required, an STA facility will provide a dedicated programme for residents that takes an interventionist approach to stabilise a person’s lifestyle with a view to ameliorating any behaviour associated with mental ill-health and addiction, including harm reduction approaches to the misuse of alcohol and drugs (prescribed and illicit).

Temporary Emergency Accommodation

Temporary Emergency Accommodation  (TEA)

Location

No. of Beds

Amiens Street

Dublin 1

41

Camberley

Dun Laoghaire -Rathdown

12

South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County Council

1

Fingal

Fingal

7

Supported Temporary Accommodation

Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA)

Location

No. of Beds

Granby Centre

Dublin 1

30

Rendu Apartments

Dublin 1

19

York House (also includes * LTA)

Dublin 2

30

Harcourt Street

Dublin 2

30

Haven House

Dublin 7

59

Georges Hill

Dublin 7

13

Maple House

Dublin 7

34

Ushers Island (HSE Placement)

Dublin 8

33

Peters Place

Dublin 8

35

Conyngham Road

Dublin 8

11

Mount Brown

Dublin 8

22

Aungier Street

Dublin 8

25

Orchid House

Dublin 8

23

Back Lane (also includes * LTA)

Dublin 8

42

Grantham Mews

Dublin 8

23

Catherine’s Foyer

Dublin 8

48

Aylward Green

Dublin 11

13

Bentley House (also includes * LTA)

Dun Laoghaire -Rathdown

35

Ravenswood

Fingal

7

Avoca House

Fingal

8

Fingal TEA

Fingal

7

Kilininny House

South Dublin

15

LTA * refers to Long-term Accommodation

There are a further number of abstinence based beds available in rehabilitation services across the city and Dublin City Council are currently in discussions in relation to accessing these beds for persons who are experiencing homelessness.

Q.115  COUNCILLOR CIERAN PERRY
Can the Manager confirm the value of any outstanding water service related debts to Dublin City Council, categorised by service provided? 
CITY MANAGERS REPLY:


GRP 3 - WATER SUPPLY & SEWAGE

CLOSING  BALANCE
DEC 2013

Water repayable works

       287,586.00

Water repayable works - for other Local Authorities

          3,272.00

Shipping Water

        26,379.00

Bulk Water

          6,999.00

Sewers repayable works

        55,159.00

Sewers repayable works - for other Local Authorities

        13,336.00

Tanker Waste

    1,181,859.00

Trade Effluent

       759,201.00

Sewers licence works

        10,230.00

Firemains

    1,578,606.00

Metered & Contract Water rates

    1,345,777.00

FOG monitoring

    1,889,886.00

Engineering Capital projects

    1,813,013.00

City Metered & Contract Water rates

  10,080,462.00

 

  19,051,765.00