The Simon Community asks Minister Kelly “What will it take for the homeless emergency to get emergency response needed?”

THE SIMON COMMUNITY ASKS MINISTER KELLY “WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THE HOMELESS EMERGENCY TO GET EMERGENCY RESPONSE NEEDED?” Leading homeless and housing charity says interventions over the past year have made no impact Individuals in Emergency Accommodation up 44% Children in Emergency Accommodation up 99% Families in Emergency Accommodation up 106% Rough Sleeping already […]

Thousands run in solidarity for homelessness

Runners, families, schools and supporters attend the Simon Community Fun Run and Family Festival Over three thousand people attended today’s Simon Fun Run and Family Festival (3rd October) to support vital homeless and housing services. The longest running charity event in the Phoenix Park, this year Dublin Simon Community celebrated the 32nd year of its […]

Modular home response shows that Govt are failing to grasp the scale of the homeless crisis

MODULAR HOME RESPONSE SHOWS THAT GOVT ARE FAILING TO GRASP THE SCALE OF THE HOMELESS CRISIS Dublin Simon Community says that 22 modular homes is insufficient Dublin Simon Community has today (22 October) expressed deep concern and disappointment that only 22 modular homes are to be provided before Christmas. Reacting to Minister Kelly’s announcement, Sam […]

Dublin Simon Community welcomes extra beds

DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY WELCOMES EXTRA BEDS BUT SAYS THERE IS A LACK OF LONG TERM VISION FOR HOMELESS CRISIS Prevention measures and long term accommodation needed to stop the ever rising flow of people and families into homelessness In reaction to the provision of almost 200 cold weather emergency beds, the Dublin Simon Community today […]

Dublin Simon Community responds to rise in emergency figures

DUBLIN SIMON COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO RISE IN EMERGENCY FIGURES Leading homeless charity says that the latest Dublin figures are unacceptable and shameful The Dublin Simon Community has today expressed alarm at the rising number of children and families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Speaking about the continuing month on month increase, Sam McGuinness from the […]

Celebrate Christmas at the Simon House of Light

In its fourth and biggest year, the Simon House of Light festival will bring the joy and magic of Christmas to Dubliners. Running Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December the three day Christmas extravaganza will take over the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Dublin’s South William Street, from 5pm-10pm each evening. The festive celebration […]

Latest figures show people rough sleeping in Dublin has remained substantially high

LATEST FIGURES SHOW PEOPLE ROUGH SLEEPING IN DUBLIN HAS REMAINED SUBSTANTIALLY HIGH OVER THE PAST YEAR Dublin Simon Community says despite the provision of almost 471 emergency beds in the past 12 months, 152 people still are without a bed In reaction to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive official figures from the Winter (30/11/15) count […]

Make sure the light never goes out – Support Simon’s ‘Darkest Hour’ on December 21st

Turn off your Christmas lights in solidarity with people who are without a home and facing their darkest hour. On Monday 21st of December at 8pm, the Simon Community are calling on people to switch off their Christmas lights for just one hour, as a mark of solidarity with those who are without a home […]