Entries by James Phelan

Dublin Simon Community supported over 1,300 households from being in Emergency Accomodation

The leading homeless charity said that without this intervention, an additional 1,637 adults and 1,477 children (1,373 households) would be forced to resort to emergency accommodation. Today (25 September) at their Annual Report in the Mansion House, Dublin Simon Community outlined their impact on the crisis. In 2017 they delivered housing, health and support services […]

Minister Harris launches Dublin Simon Community’s Step Up Step Down facility

One of a kind service will provide life saving medical care to people who are homeless Minster for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (13 September) launched the Step Up Step Down (Intermediate Care) facility with Minister Catherine Byrne TD, at Dublin Simon Community’s Homeless Specific Medical Residential Treatment and Recovery Facility, Ushers Island, Dublin 8. […]

#MyMiniMarathon – Phyl’s Story

Phyl Geraghty has been a dedicated volunteer with the Dublin Simon Community Soup Run since 2010. Our teams of volunteers walk the streets in all weathers offering soup, sandwiches, tea and a good chat if so desired, to people who are experiencing homelessness around the city. Each year Phyl also takes part in the VHI […]

Tenants powerless in face of rapidly rising rents

Dublin Simon Community respond to Daft.ie Rental Price Report Dublin Simon Community say that figures released today from the Daft.ie 2018 Q1 Rental Report demonstrate how tenants are virtually powerless in the face of rising rents and very low supply. The housing and homelessness organisation also said that the report was further proof that Rent […]

Sport helped my recovery

Dubliner Tara McNeill first encountered the homeless charity, Dublin Simon Community when she was sleeping rough. Now, thanks to its encouragement, her own hard work, and a love of sport, she has turned her life around and shares her story to help others. “I had my first encounter with Dublin Simon Community when I was […]