Dublin Simon Community announces new initiative for homeless suicide prevention

Dublin Simon Community’s interim report finds that targeted interventions are successful in reducing suicidality John Meehan, the Head of National Office for Suicide Prevention, today (13 June 2018) launched Dublin Simon Community’s interim report into interventions for suicidality by announcing funding for a ‘Homeless Specific Out of Hours Counselling Service’. The report, “Opening the Door […]

Dublin Simon Community react to Rough Sleeper Figures

In reaction to today’s (20 April) rough sleeper figures, Sam McGuinness on behalf of Dublin Simon Community said: “On the night of 27 March 2018, 110 people were counted as sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin. This is a welcome reduction since the record high number of 184 in November 2017. The vast and […]

Dublin Simon Community warn that the homeless crisis continues with rising rents pushing more people into homelessness

Dublin Simon Community warn that the homeless crisis continues with rising rents pushing more people into homelessness Dublin Simon Community have today warned that the latest figures from the Daft.ie Rental Report 2014 – Year in Review will mean that more and more people are being pushed into homelessness whilst far too many people are […]

Simon Communities warn the homeless crisis is deepening as rents continue to spiral out of control

Simon Communities warn the homeless crisis is deepening as rents continue to spiral out of control The Simon Communities in Ireland have today warned that the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) Quarterly Rent Index means that vulnerable people and families are being forced into homelessness daily and many people are stuck […]

No light at the end of the tunnel for people and families as homeless epidemic escalates

Dublin Simon Community urge Government and the Local Authorities to deliver united response to housing and homeless national crisis immediately. Dublin Simon Community says that the emergency housing response is not providing any light at the end of the tunnel for the individuals, children and families trapped in the despair of homelessness. In reaction to […]

Dublin Simon Community urge Government and the Local Authorities to deliver united response to housing and homeless national crisis immediately

NO LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR PEOPLE AND FAMILIES AS HOMELESS EPIDEMIC ESCALATES Dublin Simon Community urge Government and the Local Authorities to deliver united response to housing and homeless national crisis immediately. Dublin Simon Community says that the emergency housing response is not providing any light at the end of the […]

Simon Communities welcome NESC report recommending rent certainty

Simon Communities welcome NESC report recommending rent certainty Homeless Charity urges immediate implementation of report to help ease the worsening housing and homelessness crisis The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed a new National Economic and Social Council (NESC) report which recommends a range of measures which, if implemented, could have a significant impact on […]

Simon Communities study highlights urgent need to increase Rent Supplement limits to address homelessness crisis

Simon Communities study highlights urgent need to increase Rent Supplement limits to address homelessness crisis Snapshot study reveals worryingly low supply of properties within Rent Supplement / Housing Assistance Payment limits Seven out of eight properties available to rent are priced beyond the reach of those in receipt of rent supports, a rental sector snapshot […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to funding shortfall for homeless services

Dublin Simon Community Response to funding shortfall for homeless services In response to the announcement regarding the current funding shortfall of €18.5 million for homeless services in Dublin, Sam McGuinness of Dublin Simon Community said: “We are extremely concerned at the ongoing confusion around funding for homeless services in Dublin. All our services, and homeless […]

Dublin Simon Community Launch Recovery Programme for People Experiencing Homelessness

DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY LAUNCH RECOVERY PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS Simon stresses the need for more recovery services for people who are homeless. Dublin Simon Community today (8th July) launched their Recovery Programme for people who are experiencing homelessness. Speaking at the launch, Sam McGuinness from Dublin Simon Community highlighted the importance of addiction treatment […]