Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

Dublin Simon Community demands proactive approach to turn the tide on homelessness

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 […]

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 […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Continuing Decline in Dublin Homelessness Figures for April 2020

6,498 people accessed emergency accommodation in Dublin in April 2020 Continued reduction in families recorded as singles remain frustratingly high at 2,853 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Dublin, 4th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to March Homelessness Figures

7,006 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in March 2020 Dublin, 30th April 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the March 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Acknowledging the reduction in emergency figures, Dublin Simon Community CEO Sam McGuinness noted the significant change undergone […]

Changes to the Group programme at Ellen Hall

Dublin Simon Community provides a Residential Recovery service across multiple locations for clients who have come through its detox and treatment programmes in Usher’s Island. Recovery Manager Sharon Remidianakis gives an update on how the Recovery service at Ellen Hall is managing during Covid-19. The Recovery programme involves a series of group sessions including the […]