Entries by Yoon Jeong Cho

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 […]

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 […]

A Few Words from the Frontline

  This week’s blog post is a video diary from Mark, a Support Worker in one of our emergency accommodation services, who gives us an update on how he, his colleagues and our residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.    

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. […]