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 are 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 […]

Dublin Simon Community Statement on Latest Dublin Homelessness Figures

Dublin Simon Community has warmly welcomed the significant reduction in December homelessness figures in the Dublin region revealed in the December 2019 Homelessness report, released this evening by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The Homelessness figure for Dublin has dropped below 7,000 to 6,821 and the overall national figure has dropped below […]

Dublin Simon Community disappointed by rise in numbers experiencing homelessness this January

7,278 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in January 2020 Dublin, 27th February 2020: Dublin Simon Community this evening expressed disappointment with a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness in Dublin shown in the publication of the January 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. […]

Simon Home Run Early Bird Tickets

Due to demand, we have extended our Early Bird tickets for the Simon Home Run 2020, in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March. We are calling on runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to join us in the Phoenix Park and support people who are facing homelessness. The Simon Home Run is now […]