Simon Reports and Policy

Policy and Reports

The Government's Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness (2016)

Designed to accelerate housing supply in this country, Rebuilding Ireland aims to tackle our country’s housing shortage. Ambitious and imaginative in its reach, and radical in its approach, this plan looks to address the needs of homeless people and families in emergency accommodation, accelerate the provision of social housing, deliver more housing, utilise vacant homes and improve the rental sector. Click here to read the full report.

A Better City for All

Published in June 2012 this report involving 11 agencies, including Dublin Simon Community, finds that problematic drug users should have greater access to treatment options nationally, with more local services available closer to people's homes. Click here to read the full report

Women and Homelessness in Ireland

This 2012 report finds that seven out of 10 women living on the street suffered violence or abuse as children while early school-leavers and young girls brought up in poverty were also more likely to become homeless.
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Steering group report on National Substance Misuse Strategy

This 2012 report makes several recommendations regarding the sale and advertising of alcohol in Ireland. It calls for a ban on all sponsorship by drinks companies of sporting and large outdoor events, a ban on all outdoor advertising of alcohol, an increase in excise duties on some alcohol products and the introduction of a minimum price per gram of alcohol.
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Bringing Methadone to Homeless Heroin Users

This 2011 review of Safetynet's Methadone programme describes and evaluates the programme in terms of its impact on patients’ drug use and homeless status. Click here to read the full report

Dublin Simon Community Snap Shot Health Report 2011

This snap shot health survey highlights the health complexities, both mental and physical affecting people experiencing homelessness 
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Homelessness Makes You Sick, Dublin Simon Community Snap Shot Health Report 2010

This snap shot health survey highlights the health complexities, both mental and physical, affecting people experiencing homelessness and also looks at the use of alcohol and substances among the 349 person sample. Research took place during the last week in July and was published on October 5th.
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Dublin Simon Community Health Survey 2009

This snap shot health survey highlights the health complexities, both mental and physical experienced by people experiencing homlessness while also looking at the use of alcohol and substances among the 300 person sample. Research took place between October 27th - November 2nd 2009.
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Multiple Barriers, Multiple Solutions: Inclusion Into and Through Employment For People Who are Homeless in Europe. FEANTSA National Report for Ireland, July 2007

This is the Irish National Report in response to the FEANTSA Questionnaire 2007 on ‘Multiple Barriers, Multiple Solutions: Inclusion Into and Through Employment for People Who Are Homeless in Europe’. It discusses a number of aspects in relation to employment and homelessness in Ireland.
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