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 […]
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Dublin Simon Community is adding its voice to Simon Communities around Ireland as it asks people in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan to call on the government to Stop Homelessness Before it Starts as part of this year’s Simon Week. Simon Week 2020 runs from Monday, 28th September to Sunday, 4th October and will […]
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 […]
• 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 […]
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 […]
Media personality and star of new BBC One series “You Are What You Wear” Darren Kennedy has been announced as this year’s Ambassador for Dublin Simon Community’s “Longest Day” campaign. The campaign takes place each year in the lead up to the longest day of the year (June 20th) and aims to raise funds and […]
This week’s video diary is from Claire, senior manager of emergency services at Dublin Simon Community. Claire talks about what precautions we have been taking to prevent Covid-19 entering into our emergency accommodation services.
Charity challenges next Government to tackle the underlying issues driving the homelessness crisis In a statement made in response to May 2020 Homelessness Report it urges no going back to the way things were before Covid-19 Dublin, 25th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the May 2020 Homelessness report with a challenge to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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