Almost six Dublin households became homeless each day since pandemic began

– Analysis shows that between March and September 1,225 families and individuals entered homelessness – Charity launches urgent fundraising appeal as it prepares for a Christmas like no other Dublin, 5 November 2020: Dublin Simon Community today revealed that an average of six household are becoming homeless each day in Dublin since the pandemic began […]

Simon Week 2020 – Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

Dublin Simon Community is adding its voice to Simon Communities around Ireland as it asks people in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan to call on the government to Stop Homelessness Before it Starts as part of this year’s Simon Week. Simon Week 2020 runs from Monday, 28th September to Sunday, 4th October and will […]

Crisis Suicide Service for Homeless Population Averages Two Critical Interventions Each Day – Dublin Simon Community Annual Report

Dublin Simon Community Annual Review 2019 reveals that the charity’s out-of-hours Suicide Prevention Service averaged two critical interventions per day for suicidality Charity sees growth in demand for health supports as analysis shows that 53% of emergency accommodation residents require mental health support – the vast majority of whom (90%) have additional physical health or […]

“More Than 3,000 Single Adults Will be Homeless in Dublin by Christmas”

Dublin Simon Responds to August 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures Single individuals are the fastest growing homeless cohort Charity seeks dedicated accommodation focus & health funding for single homeless people ahead of Budget 2021   Dublin, 25th September 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the August 2020 Homelessness Report with a warning that single homelessness in Dublin will break […]

“We are at a critical moment as winter is coming”

• Dublin Simon Responds to July 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures • Homelessness charity insists we cannot forget about those already in crisis before Covid-19 Dublin Simon Community has responded to the July 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that we cannot forget about those people whose tenancies and living situations were already in crisis pre […]

Keep the Numbers Coming Down: Dublin Simon Responds to June 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures

  Charity reiterates there can be no going back to the spiralling homeless crisis and is encouraged by new Government focus on continuing the downward trend.  Dublin, 31st July 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the June 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that there can be no going back to the record levels of […]

Dublin Simon Community demands proactive approach to turn the tide on homelessness

Charity challenges next Government to tackle the underlying issues driving the homelessness crisis In a statement made in response to May 2020 Homelessness Report it urges no going back to the way things were before Covid-19 Dublin, 25th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the May 2020 Homelessness report with a challenge to […]

Simon Community in the Mid East Region Responds to Homelessness Figures for April 2020

503 people accessed emergency accommodation in Kildare, Wicklow & Meath in April 2020 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Kildare, Wicklow & Meath 4 June 2020: The Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. According to the April report, 503 people including children […]

Changes to social welfare payment schedule is wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable

Homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community reports that the change in payments from weekly to fortnightly is causing enormous anxiety for families and single people who are struggling with money management The charity’s frontline staff are dealing with increased ‘binge’ behaviours amongst those living with drug and alcohol addiction   Dublin 26th June: A change to […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Continuing Decline in Dublin Homelessness Figures for April 2020

6,498 people accessed emergency accommodation in Dublin in April 2020 Continued reduction in families recorded as singles remain frustratingly high at 2,853 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Dublin, 4th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and […]