Entries by Aisling Harmey

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. […]

Dublin Simon Community Statement on Latest Dublin Homelessness Figures

Dublin Simon Community has warmly welcomed the significant reduction in December homelessness figures in the Dublin region revealed in the December 2019 Homelessness report, released this evening by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The Homelessness figure for Dublin has dropped below 7,000 to 6,821 and the overall national figure has dropped below […]