Homelessness

‘Housing for All’ Must Stop Single Adult Homelessness

As single adult homelessness figures continue to rise, Dublin Simon Community urges the Government to prioritise the lack of availability of one-bed units especially for people who are homeless as part of its new housing and homelessness strategy   Dublin, 30 July 2021:  Figures for the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in June released […]

Construction set to Commence on Medical Facility for Vulnerable Homeless Population

After 18-months of covid-19 related delays, construction is set to start on a €30 million plus medical facility in Dublin at Usher’s Island that will deliver 100 clinical beds to serve the specific health needs of the vulnerable homeless population in Dublin. The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage will fund the capital cost […]

A Midsummer Walk – 19th of June 2021

Our annual “A Midsummer walk for the Homeless” returns this year on the 19th of June and Meath couple Conor and Paula Irwin are encouraging you to get involved and join them on the day. For the last five years, Conor and Paula Irwin have been raising vital funds for Dublin Simon Community and the […]

World Autism Day

On World Autism Day, we want to share the work and experiences of one of our clients, Dezi Jay M. Dezi is on the autism spectrum and overcame many difficult challenges as a boy growing up in the 60s. Dezi had a troubled home and school life and became homeless at a young age. He […]

World Hepatitis Day 2021

World Hepatitis Day 2021 The door is open to Hepatitis treatment Highly effective treatments are available which eliminate 95% of infections. On World Hepatitis Day we wanted to share with you some information on our Blood Born Virus unit. Dublin Simon Community’s BBV Unit Linking and re-engaging clients with their respective disease clinic for commencement […]

Food for Simon & Food Safety

Food for Simon programme provides 360,000 meals a year It delivers over 2,200 food parcels as part of our Outreach service Food safety is paramount for our programme Food for Simon was established in 2009 to create a reliable supply of essential food items to Dublin Simon Community’s services, and to reduce the costs of […]

How Dublin Simon helped Paul be the father he wanted to be

Paul’s Story My relationship broke down seven years ago, at the time my four kids were aged from 12 down to three. Then, in 2015, I got cancer. The prognosis was really bad. They gave me months to live. During treatment I got addicted to my prescription pain medication. That really destroyed my life. Everything […]

67% of Single Adults Spending More Than Six Months in Emergency Accommodation

Dublin Simon Community welcomes the drop in Dublin emergency accommodation but highlights the continuing lack of move-on options for single adults in emergency accommodation   As the Government releases the May 2021 Homeless Report, homeless and housing charity Dublin Simon is sounding the alarm on the duration of time spent by single adults in emergency accommodation, with figures showing that […]

The Property Ladder is Out of Reach for Those Seeking help from Dublin Simon Community

Dublin Simon Community is disappointed with the rise in Dublin emergency accommodation figures and cautions that the situation for single homeless people of all ages remains dire, despite new housing measures.   Dublin, 28th May 2021: As the Government releases the April 2021 Homeless Report, homeless charity Dublin Simon says that the property ladder is completely out of […]

Spring 2021 Rough Sleeping Count

We welcome the publication of the Spring 2021 Rough Sleeping count by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, which shows a 10% reduction in rough sleeping from Winter 2020. Our Outreach team has been working hard to get people into placements that suit their needs for the last number of months, and particularly welcomes the shift […]