Entries by Aisling Harmey

Dublin Simon Community Responds to August 2022 Homeless Report

The August Homeless Report has been released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Figures show that 5,326 adults and 2,406 children in Dublin are in emergency accommodation at total of 7,732 in the capital out of a national total of 10,805.  These figures break previous record highs. Sam McGuinness, CEO of […]

Can you help women like Aoife?

When Aoife first met Daniel, she thought he was the answer to her prayers, referring to him as “the love of my life”. Everything started off great, and after a whirlwind romance which swept her off her feet, they quickly moved in together. Very soon, the darker side of Daniel’s character began to reveal itself. […]

Dublin Simon Community Releases 2021 Annual Review

“It’s All Waiting. Waiting, Waiting, Waiting Every Day. It Wears You Down” Dublin Simon Community releases 2021 Annual Review warning long waiting times in exiting homelessness & accessing treatment are having a deep and lasting impact on physical & mental health • Waiting times for mental health and detox services have increased by 68% and […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to July 2022 Homeless Report

Statement from Caoimhe O’Connell, Spokesperson for Dublin Simon Community, in response to the July Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. We are extremely distressed by the ongoing rise in the number of people presenting in emergency accommodation. Last month, we broke a record we never wanted to reach […]

CE Engagement participant Graham shares his experience

Dublin Simon Community’s CE Engagement scheme provides a part time structured employment and educational programme which consists of 1:1 support & guidance, training and variety of work placements. The scheme is designed for people coming out of homelessness to help them prepare for the workforce. CE Engagement participant Graham shares his experience on this week’s […]

Dublin Simon Responds to May 2022 Homeless Report

Dublin Simon Community is gravely concerned by the cataclysm caused by the rising number of people entering homelessness each month. Behind the figures are thousands of people experiencing unimaginable stress and trauma caused by spending lengthy periods in the uncertainty of emergency accommodation. This in turn creates a further pressure within services working to support […]

Tom’s story in his own words

It started around 2011 2012 – probably a little bit earlier than that because obviously my addiction was live for a long time. It was at that stage my da that passed away. And that’s when addiction really just took over. I realized at that stage that my addiction was too much. I lost the […]