Entries by Aisling Harmey

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 […]

Dublin Simon Community Shortlisted for Prestigious Community Housing Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to be shortlisted in the ICSH/Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021 for a recently opened 20-bed extension at Chester House. The new development is an extension of an existing 22-bed service, with an additional 20 en-suite units tucked away in a quiet location off Dublin’s North Circular Road.   The facility has been […]

Construction set to Commence on Medical Facility for Vulnerable Homeless Population

After 18-months of covid-19 related delays, construction is set to start on a €30 million plus medical facility in Dublin at Usher’s Island that will deliver 100 clinical beds to serve the specific health needs of the vulnerable homeless population in Dublin. The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage will fund the capital cost […]

Statement on Announcement in Dáil Regarding Access to Emergency Accommodation and Local Connection Rule

Dublin Simon Community welcomes the news announced today in the Dail by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, that the Minister for Housing will be writing to local authorities to state that no one should be denied access to accommodation based on the local connection rule. Dublin Simon operates the Assertive Outreach team in Dublin in partnership […]

Almost six Dublin households became homeless each day since pandemic began

– Analysis shows that between March and September 1,225 families and individuals entered homelessness – Charity launches urgent fundraising appeal as it prepares for a Christmas like no other Dublin, 5 November 2020: Dublin Simon Community today revealed that an average of six household are becoming homeless each day in Dublin since the pandemic began […]

Be a Star and Buy a Star

Lockdown has made Christmas shopping more challenging this year, but we are on hand to help you buy unique and meaningful gifts and Christmas cards this year with our online shop. Dublin Simon Community’s Christmas Card collection 2020 features artwork created by our very talented clients, who participate in regular art groups in our services. […]