Simon Community Spirit Runs Through Phoenix Park Dublin, 7th March 2020

People of all ages gathered in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March for the 37th annual Simon Home Run, which aims to raise vital funds for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. It was an amazing event which was a reflection of the dedication […]

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. […]

Social Quiz-tancing For Simon

Join Dublin Simon Community and their fundraising team on their first venture into the virtual quiz world. Coming to you live from our Facebook page on Wednesday 1st April at 8pm, gather the gang (remotely) and compete with each other from the comfort of your very own couch. Staying in is the new going out! […]

Statement on Dublin Simon Community Covid 19 Prevention & Control Measures

Statement on Dublin Simon Community Covid 19 Prevention & Control Measures Dublin Simon Community takes the risk of Covid 19 extremely seriously and has a stringent programme of prevention and control measures to ensure the safety of clients and staff. Measures are based on the advice of WHO and the HSE and is modelled on […]

Keeping Everyone Informed

At Dublin Simon Community, we have been closely following all recommendations and updates from the HSE in relation to Covid-19. Our top priority at the moment is to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community and to do our part to #flattenthecurve. We are responding to this crisis in real-time alongside the latest […]

Supporting Hospitals During Covid-19

Like everyone at the moment, Dublin Simon Community is flexing and adapting in response to the Covid-19 crisis to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community. While Ireland is already seeing exponential growth in the number of confirmed cases, we are very conscious that this is still the ‘calm before the storm’, as […]

Food For Simon

At Dublin Simon Community, we provide approximately 1,000 meals a day to vulnerable people staying in our emergency accommodation, supported housing, treatment and outreach services. We don’t know what the next few weeks and months will bring and we want to make sure we are prepared, please donate what you can. We need your help. […]

Integrating Nursing Care and Social Care to provide Holistic Care to Clients accessing the Blood Borne Virus Unit, Treatment Services Ushers Island

Integrating Nursing Care and Social Care to provide Holistic Care to Clients accessing the Blood Borne Virus Unit, Treatment Services Ushers Island By Sebi Ugustin, Nurse & Lorna Crea, Social Care Worker & DCU Graduate Clients admitted to Dublin Simon Community Blood Borne Virus Unit (BBVU) have a blood borne virus, addiction issues and other […]

Article: Diet and Recovery from alcohol addiction

Diet and Recovery from alcohol addiction by Jubin Cherian, Staff Nurse, Respite/Detox Unit, Ushers Island   “Food is a crucial medicine in restoring the balance of health. The sooner a newly-sober person feels great, I’ve found, the sooner he or she will begin to accept a life free of crippling attachments to substances — the […]

Inside Dublin Simon Community’s Emergency Accommodation

By Claire McSweeney, Senior Manager for Emergency Services at Dublin Simon Community Dublin Simon Community runs four emergency accommodation facilities in Dublin on behalf of the DRHE. All four of these fall within the “STA” category or “supported temporary accommodation”, with “support” being the key focus in our day-to-day operation of these services. Our STAs […]