Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Budget Measures for Housing & Homelessness

Dublin, 13 October 2020: Homelessness charity, Dublin Simon Community, welcomes announcements in today’s Budget that aim to increase housing stock, support the prevention of entry into homelessness and deliver rental supports. Speaking today, CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Sam McGuinness, said:  “We welcome the increased funding in today’s budget for the Department of Housing, Local […]

“More Than 3,000 Single Adults Will be Homeless in Dublin by Christmas”

Dublin Simon Responds to August 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures Single individuals are the fastest growing homeless cohort Charity seeks dedicated accommodation focus & health funding for single homeless people ahead of Budget 2021   Dublin, 25th September 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the August 2020 Homelessness Report with a warning that single homelessness in Dublin will break […]

“We are at a critical moment as winter is coming”

• Dublin Simon Responds to July 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures • Homelessness charity insists we cannot forget about those already in crisis before Covid-19 Dublin Simon Community has responded to the July 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that we cannot forget about those people whose tenancies and living situations were already in crisis pre […]

Challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness

Dublin Simon Keyworker Glen recently spoke to Irish Examiner about the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness in Ireland. Glen has been a special support for LGBTQI+ clients in our emergency accommodation services during his time with us over the last three years. We are very proud of him. “I didn’t have someone […]

Simon Community in the Mid East Region Responds to Homelessness Figures for April 2020

503 people accessed emergency accommodation in Kildare, Wicklow & Meath in April 2020 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Kildare, Wicklow & Meath 4 June 2020: The Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. According to the April report, 503 people including children […]

Changes to social welfare payment schedule is wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable

Homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community reports that the change in payments from weekly to fortnightly is causing enormous anxiety for families and single people who are struggling with money management The charity’s frontline staff are dealing with increased ‘binge’ behaviours amongst those living with drug and alcohol addiction   Dublin 26th June: A change to […]