Entries by Aisling Harmey

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 […]

Statement from Dublin Simon Community regarding Covid-19 Recognition Payment Scheme

Dublin Simon Community supports today’s statement from the Homeless Network regarding the exclusion of frontline homeless sector workers from the Covid-19 Recognition Payment. The charity is adding its voice to demands for the Taoiseach and Minister for Health to include those who worked tirelessly to keep Ireland’s vulnerable homeless population safe throughout the pandemic. Speaking […]

Will You Help People Like Mark?

Mark is the father of two little girls who was devastated by the recent death of his wife. Mark found that the grief he felt was compounded by the mounting stress of running a household on a single income. He’s doing all he can to cut costs. Buying the cheapest groceries he can, for example. […]

Dublin Simon Responds to Homeless Report for February 2022

The Department of Housing Local Government & Heritage today released the Homeless Report detailing the number of people accessing emergency accommodation services across Ireland in February 2022. Responding to the rising figures in this months report, Pat Greene, Head of Policy & Volunteering at Dublin Simon Community said: “Another month, another rise in the number […]

6,335 to spend Christmas in Dublin Emergency Accommodation

Dublin Simon Community appeals for help as homeless numbers continue to rise while frontline staff grapple with fourth Covid wave Dublin, 26th November 2021: Dublin Simon Community is disappointed with the rise in the number of people in emergency accommodation in Dublin. The latest Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government […]

As demand for addiction treatment doubles – 71% in detox cite substance abuse as primary cause of homelessness

Dublin Simon Community launches 2020 Annual Review Addiction and substance abuse is cited by 71% of detox clients as the primary reason for becoming homeless Increase in demand for Dublin Simon’s detox service have caused waiting times to almost double in a two-year period from 39 days in 2018 to 76 days in 2020 The […]

As demand for addiction treatment doubles – 71% in detox cite substance abuse as primary cause of homelessness

Dublin Simon Community launches 2020 Annual Review Addiction and substance abuse is cited by 71% of detox clients as the primary reason for becoming homeless Increase in demand for Dublin Simon’s detox service have caused waiting times to almost double in a two-year period from 39 days in 2018 to 76 days in 2020 The […]