A Message from a Staff Nurse in Dublin Simon Community’s Blood Borne Virus Unit

This week’s video diary is from Blarrett, a Staff Nurse in Dublin Simon Community’s Blood Borne Virus Unit. Blarrett has been a nurse with Dublin Simon for 3 years, she gives us an update on how nurses and residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis. Click here to help us support the most vulnerable people […]

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 […]

Exiting Homelessness During Covid-19: A Message from Megan & Sarah

Our job on the Dublin Simon “Support to Live Independently (SLI)” team is to support people through the transition from homelessness into a home of their own. This transition can be very overwhelming and challenging for people who have spent months or years living in a small room, in crowded emergency accommodation, where meals are […]

A message from a full-time volunteer in Dublin Simon Community

This week’s video diary is from Bethany, a full-time volunteer in one of Dublin Simon Community’s High Support Housing units. Bethany gives us an update on how staff and residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.      

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.    

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! […]