Emergency Accommodation National Systems

Ireland Leads Europe in Collaborative Approach to Managing Homelessness - underpinned by Modern Technology

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1.4m Emergency Accommodation Placements

 24/7 Homeless Management

 National Multi Agency Centralised Access

 High Security Data Platform 

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Client:  Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth.

Solution: International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS)

As a division of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) is responsible for the provision of accommodation and related services to people in the International Protection process. Under EU and International Law, Ireland is obliged to examine the claim of any person who arrives into the country and claims International Protection.


 

The Ukraine Invasion 2022

Since the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, over 35,000 Ukrainians have entered Ireland seeking protection under the EU’s Temporary Protection Directive. To date over 35,000 have sought accommodation in Ireland.

DCEDIY was tasked with responding to this crisis by managing the acquisition and distribution of accommodation and accommodation support services to the Ukrainian refugees on arrival into Ireland. Within days of the first tranche of arrivals in early March, it became clear that a central digital platform was required to streamline the accommodation management process.

OpenSky and DCEDIY worked together and delivered an Enterprise Accommodation Management system within 4 weeks.

Change Management - An Enabler of Superior Government Agency Emergency Services

As sponsors of the 2022 CIO Leaders' Summit, we were extremely proud to co-share a case study of the immense success of the Emergency Accommodation platform with the DCEDIY in June.

The key driver to the success of the sub-4 week provision of the emergency platform was Change Management, supported by;

-  Exemplary ICT governance

-  Immense willingness - the true engine behind a human-centred service delivery

-  and Superior Technology Adoption 

Pictured at the CIO Leaders' Summit event in Croke Park, June 2022 are l-r; Darren Clarke - Head of Customer Success, OpenSky, Caitriona McGuckian - Assistant Principal ICT, DCEDIY and Meagan Ni Chuirc - Higher Executive Officer, ICT & Procurement Unit, DCEDIY.  

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Client:  Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Solution: Pathway Accommodation Support System (PASS)

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) is a specialist shared service support unit provided by Dublin City Council (DCC). This organisation works with a range of voluntary and statutory homeless service providers to implement the Dublin Region Homeless Action Plan and the ‘Pathway to Home’ model of homeless, housing, and support provision.


 

Dublin Homelessness

PASS is an intuitive and modern shared system, with automated reporting, mobile accessibility, and extensive functionality that allows the DRHE and other local authorities to share the work they do which ensures that resources are used effectively by reducing duplication of effort to provide a continuum of care and integrated service delivery and effectively reducing homelessness. 

Built by OpenSky in 2011, the PASS system provides statistical information on the homeless population profile and use of services, the information of which is used to monitor service delivery. 

PASS has enabled widespread national collaboration between the DRGE, Local Authorities, Government Agencies & NGO's throughout the country, delivering an integrated service provision of housing to those in need.

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