Entries by James Phelan

Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement

The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement was previously known as the Mental Health Reform Project and was a working partnership between Mental Health Reform and clients in Dublin Simon Community to campaign for better mental health services. Since 2015, The Mental Health Reform Project has worked on a report ‘Homeless and Mental Health: Voices of […]

Dublin Simon Community wins AONTAS STAR Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to have had its services recognised at yesterday’s (04/03/2019) AONTAS STAR Awards. Their Participation and Development Service received the award under the Social Inclusion category for Large Organisations. The awards are co-ordinated as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout […]

Dublin Simon Community accredited with quality standard for their contribution to a circular economy

Charity receives CRNI accreditation for their charity shops Dublin Simon Community have today (28 February) been officially awarded with the ReMark ReUse Quality Standard of Excellence at a ceremony in their Camden Street Shop in Dublin. A pilot programme run by the Community Reuse Network of Ireland (CRNI) and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency […]

Tommy Bowe answers Simon’s Call

Rugby icon wants public to support Simon Home Run Former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Tommy Bowe wants the public to answer Simon’s Call and register for the 2019 Simon Home Run on Saturday, 9th March. With less than a week left to register, the Monaghan native wants running and walking enthusiasts to come out […]

Ross Byrne: Home is where the heart is

Leinster star encouraging public to back Simon Home Run Leinster and Ireland rugby player Ross Byrne is calling on running and walking enthusiasts to make a real difference this spring. The out-half star wants to see thousands of people lace up their running shoes and join the movement for homes by registering for the Simon […]

Dublin Simon Community receives European recognition

Housing and homeless organisation awarded EQUASS assurance for the quality of its service provision. Dublin Simon Community have received the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) assurance, in recognition of their quality social service provision. The awarding body, EQUASS, utilises a quality certification system that certifies compliance of social services with European quality principles and […]

Support Dublin Simon Community this Christmas

Help people on their journey home this year Dublin Simon Community are calling on the support of the public this Christmas in any way that they possibly can. The homeless and housing charity is appealing to people to support them as they enter their busiest time of the year. There are loads of ways for […]

Ireland round off Mexican journey in glory

The Irish men’s Homeless World Cup Team lifted the Telmex Telcal Trophy last night The Irish men’s Homeless World Cup Team ended their 2018 tournament in style by lifting the Telmex Telcel Trophy in Mexico City last night. The trophy is for teams that finish the tournament between 17th-24th place, as the Mexico men’s and […]

Support My Legacy Week for Dublin Simon Community

This year Dublin Simon Community and 60 Irish charities are asking the public to consider leaving a legacy gift in their wills. Justyna Drogomirecka, Fundraising Development Manager, Dublin Simon Community said “When people choose to leave a legacy gift to Dublin Simon Community they are supporting thousands of people who are currently experiencing homelessness and […]