Entries by James Phelan

Minister for Mental Health Launches New Counselling Rooms

Simon Sure Steps Counselling Service is provided for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Wednesday, November 02, 2016 The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today (02 November) officially opened a new suite of community-based counselling rooms, provided as part of Dublin Simon Community’s Sure Steps Counselling service […]

Dublin Simon respond to latest rise in homeless figures in Dublin

Urgent implementation of the Housing and Homeless Action Plan is needed Monday, November 07, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community have commented on the latest emergency accommodation figures in Dublin for September, released by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The homeless and housing charity said that as the number of families and […]

Dublin Simon Community welcome increased Emergency Beds

Leading homeless service provider in Dublin says the latest official DRHE figure for rough sleeping are a less than recorded on its regular weekly street counts Wednesday, November 30, 2016 In reaction to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) official figures from the November 2016 winter count of rough sleeping, Dublin Simon Community today welcomed […]

Simon artists show their work

ArtCraft enables artists affected by homelessness and disability to sell their art. Wednesday, December 07, 2016 ArtCraft.ie website supports artists that are homeless or living with disabilities giving an online space to celebrate creativity and share their stories. Set up by Antonia Caravateanu, their mission is to enable disadvantaged artists to become financially independent while building their self-confidence. It […]

Inside Ushers Island

Dublin Simon Community – Treatment and Recovery Services Friday, February 17, 2017 Dublin Simon Community provide residential alcohol detox, recovery and aftercare services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through its services at Ushers Island. The main focus is to get clients into independent living once they have completed the […]

Get your hands on a signed Ireland rugby jersey

Dublin Simon is offering you the chance to win big ahead of England clash Monday, March 13, 2017 Ireland’s Six Nations dreams may be over, but Dublin Simon Community is offering one lucky person the chance to finish with a win ahead of the England game on Saturday, March 18th. We have an Ireland rugby […]

Diary Notice: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Sam McGuinness to speak at upcoming panel discussion Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Sam McGuinness of the Dublin Simon Community will be speaking at an event entitled ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ this Saturday, 18th March from 11.00am. The event will consist of a series of creative panel discussions and performances by some of Ireland’s […]

Call for students to saddle up & support Simon

Simon Spin Challenge must raise €10,000 in 8 hours Thursday, April 06, 2017 Dublin Simon Community are calling on students to get on their bike for their upcoming Simon Spin Challenge, which takes place on Friday 21 April on Grafton Street from 11am-7pm. The fundraising event will see teams from various different colleges and universities […]

Latest Rough Sleeper Figures

Dublin Simon Community Respond To Latest Rough Sleeper Figures Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Dublin Simon Community today (24/04/17) expressed concern at the high number of people continuing to sleep rough across the Dublin Region. On the night of the count, 04 April, 138 people were identified as sleeping rough across the four Dublin local authorities. […]