Dublin Simon Community Annual Report 2015 – Key Findings

Leading homeless charity stresses the urgent need for the delivery of Rebuilding Ireland, saying vulnerable people can’t wait Tuesday, September 20, 2016 The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, today (20 September) launched the Dublin Simon Community Annual Report 2015 at the Mansion House. Speaking at the event, Sam McGuinness of the Dublin Simon Community […]

Dublin Simon welcome announcement of extra 200 emergency beds

The leading homeless and housing agency make the statement two days after they counted a record number of people sleeping rough in the city* Thursday, September 22, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community today (22 Sept 2016) welcomed the announcement of 200 extra emergency beds in the city and the Government’s commitment to fund Dublin Simon […]

Dublin Simon welcome new mortgage arrears resolution service

Charity said that the initiative was an important step in tackling the ever rising flow into homelessness Tuesday, October 04, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community have welcomed the Government’s new mortgage arrears resolution service, Abhaile, which was launched by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., and the Minister for Social Protection, […]

Simon join UN Day for Eradication of Poverty

Homeless and housing charity launch online video campaign to create awareness of homelessness Monday, October 17, 2016 To mark the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17th October, Dublin Simon Community have launched an online video campaign to create awareness of homelessness. The UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a […]

Minister for Mental Health Launches New Counselling Rooms

Simon Sure Steps Counselling Service is provided for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness Wednesday, November 02, 2016 The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today (02 November) officially opened a new suite of community-based counselling rooms, provided as part of Dublin Simon Community’s Sure Steps Counselling service […]

Dublin Simon respond to latest rise in homeless figures in Dublin

Urgent implementation of the Housing and Homeless Action Plan is needed Monday, November 07, 2016 The Dublin Simon Community have commented on the latest emergency accommodation figures in Dublin for September, released by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The homeless and housing charity said that as the number of families and […]

Dublin Simon Community welcome increased Emergency Beds

Leading homeless service provider in Dublin says the latest official DRHE figure for rough sleeping are a less than recorded on its regular weekly street counts Wednesday, November 30, 2016 In reaction to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) official figures from the November 2016 winter count of rough sleeping, Dublin Simon Community today welcomed […]

114% increase in families accessing emergency accommodation

Dublin Simon Community responds to rise in numbers accessing emergency accommodation in Dublin The Dublin Simon Community has today (22/02/2016) expressed extreme alarm at the rising number of families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. The figures were released today by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. Speaking about the continuing increase, Sam McGuinness from the Dublin […]

Simon Community mark 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Rising with video campaign

SIMON COMMUNITY MARK 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1916 RISING WITH VIDEO CAMPAIGN 100 years on from the aspirations of the 1916 Proclamation, people are still fighting for their lives on our streets To mark the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 Rising the Simon Community are asking people to share their video campaign and […]

PJ Gallagher and Jack McCaffrey help Dublin Simon and Safetynet raise €100,000

Comedian PJ Gallagher and GAA All-Star Jack McCaffrey get on their bikes to help Dublin Simon and Safetynet raise €100,000 Volunteers will travel 3,400km in twelve hour cyclathon to help purchase a new Mobile Health Unit Dublin Simon Community and Safetynet today launched their 2016 Cyclathon, which will take place on Saturday 7th May on […]