CAG Simon Speak Out

On Wednesday, 30th September, we held our annual CAG Simon Speak Out. The Client Action Group, or CAG, are a group of people that get together to work on projects with the aim of helping others who are experiencing homelessness. It is also an opportunity for clients to voice their opinions on issues in homelessness […]

A Hepatitis-Free Future

A HEPATITIS-FREE FUTURE By Ian Ndlovu, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE Viral hepatitis remains a public health problem which continues to claim thousands of lives every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set a target to eliminate hepatitis by the year 2030. This can only be achieved through intense screening of at-risk populations, raising public awareness, community awareness, […]

Challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness

Dublin Simon Keyworker Glen recently spoke to Irish Examiner about the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness in Ireland. Glen has been a special support for LGBTQI+ clients in our emergency accommodation services during his time with us over the last three years. We are very proud of him. “I didn’t have someone […]

Darren Kennedy to Stretch for Simon on This Year’s Longest Day

Media personality and star of new BBC One series “You Are What You Wear” Darren Kennedy has been announced as this year’s Ambassador for Dublin Simon Community’s “Longest Day” campaign. The campaign takes place each year in the lead up to the longest day of the year (June 20th) and aims to raise funds and […]

This week’s video diary is from Claire, senior manager of emergency services at Dublin Simon Community.

This week’s video diary is from Claire, senior manager of emergency services at Dublin Simon Community. Claire talks about what precautions we have been taking to prevent Covid-19 entering into our emergency accommodation services.    

Re-opening Our Camden Street and Thomas Street Charity Shops

We are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening our Camden Street and Thomas Street charity shops this Thursday 18th June at 10:30am! We’ve missed our customers and donors so much, and have put careful thought into the measures we will take to keep them safe as we resume our shops operations. Thank you […]

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 […]

Psychological care is just as important as washing your hands

It had started. For a good two weeks after the first case of Covid-19 arrived in Ireland, the counselling service was still operating as normal – only with a very intense cleaning routine as the new addition. But on the 12th of March we got a phone call from one of the residential services to let us know that the […]

Q & A with a manager of one of our emergency accommodation services

Heather, the manager of one of our emergency accommodation services answers a few questions on how clients and staff are doing in the service 1. Can you describe your service and the clients in it? The service I manage is very busy. We have an eclectic mix of clients with a lot of different personalities […]

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 […]