Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

Dublin Simon Community Responds to February Homelessness Figures

7,219 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in February 2020 Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the February 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. While the organisation welcomed the drop in emergency figures, Dublin Simon Community CEO Sam McGuinness stated that the present focus was to safeguard people experiencing homelessness through the […]

Client Development Activity Pack

We know that people in homeless services are feeling particularly isolated and anxious at this time. Our Client Development team have been working hard on alternative ways to facilitate activities for clients (and staff!) whilst maintaining social distancing. A daily activity pack is being emailed to clients and homeless services as a way to keep […]

Coping with the Emotional Impact of Covid-19: Some Tips from the Sure Steps Counselling Service

These are scary times and many clients of the Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service have expressed anxiety about Covid-19. With the help of our wonderful supporters Buck & Hound and Conor Merriman, the Sure Steps team have developed this booklet for our clients, featuring tips for coping with the emotional impact of Covid-19. […]

Keeping Everyone Informed

At Dublin Simon Community, we have been closely following all recommendations and updates from the HSE in relation to Covid-19. Our top priority at the moment is to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community and to do our part to #flattenthecurve. We are responding to this crisis in real-time alongside the latest […]

Food For Simon

At Dublin Simon Community, we provide approximately 1,000 meals a day to vulnerable people staying in our emergency accommodation, supported housing, treatment and outreach services. We don’t know what the next few weeks and months will bring and we want to make sure we are prepared, please donate what you can. We need your help. […]

Inside Dublin Simon Community’s Emergency Accommodation

By Claire McSweeney, Senior Manager for Emergency Services at Dublin Simon Community Dublin Simon Community runs four emergency accommodation facilities in Dublin on behalf of the DRHE. All four of these fall within the “STA” category or “supported temporary accommodation”, with “support” being the key focus in our day-to-day operation of these services. Our STAs […]

Dublin Simon Community disappointed by rise in numbers experiencing homelessness this January

7,278 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in January 2020 Dublin, 27th February 2020: Dublin Simon Community this evening expressed disappointment with a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness in Dublin shown in the publication of the January 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. […]