Front door of Chester House

Dublin Simon Community Shortlisted for Prestigious Community Housing Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to be shortlisted in the ICSH/Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021 for a recently opened 20-bed extension at Chester House. The new development is an extension of an existing 22-bed service, with an additional 20 en-suite units tucked away in a quiet location off Dublin’s North Circular Road.   The facility has been […]

Clients Accepting Unaffordable Tenancies out of Frustration with Lack of Supply

By Caroline Murray, Senior Manager for Community Services As the pool of affordable and available rental properties continues to shrink across the country, our Support to Live Independently (SLI) team, has reported an increase in clients accepting tenancies which they cannot afford, placing them at risk of eviction and return to homelessness. An increase in […]

Homelessness

Long-Term Homelessness is robbing people of better life outcomes

Charity is disappointed by the rise in numbers accessing Dublin emergency accommodation and highlights the fact that more than half of all those using its services have been homeless for more than three years.  Dublin, 24th September 2021:  Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report with a stark warning about the effects of long-term homelessness on the physical […]

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 Borne Virus (BBV) unit. Dublin Simon Community’s BBV Unit Linking and re-engaging clients with their respective disease clinic for […]

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 […]