As demand for addiction treatment doubles – 71% in detox cite substance abuse as primary cause of homelessness

Dublin Simon Community launches 2020 Annual Review Addiction and substance abuse is cited by 71% of detox clients as the primary reason for becoming homeless Increase in demand for Dublin Simon’s detox service have caused waiting times to almost double in a two-year period from 39 days in 2018 to 76 days in 2020 The […]

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 […]

People Accepting Unaffordable Tenancies Out of Frustration with Lack of Supply

Dublin Simon Community disappointed with the rise in numbers in Dublin emergency accommodation and urges a swift implementation of a cost & supply focused ‘Housing for All’ strategy to prevent people falling back in to homelessness. Dublin, 27th August 2021: Dublin Simon Community says it is disappointed with the rise in Dublin emergency accommodation figures […]

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 […]

Dublin Simon Hails March 2021 Homeless Report as “Calm Before the Storm”

Latest report is the last before impact of eviction moratorium removal is fully realised  Charity concerned demand for homelessness prevention services could return to March 2020 peak of 1,500 calls per week  Dublin, 30 April 2021: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report with concerns that the removal of the eviction ban will significantly impact […]

Rough Sleeping Numbers Fall as Single Homelessness Remains High

Dublin Simon Community advocates for frustratingly high singles category as total Dublin homeless numbers drop to 2017 levels   Dublin, 26 March 2021:  Dublin Simon Community has responded to the latest Homeless Report highlighting the frustratingly high levels of single homelessness in Dublin, despite a decrease in the total homelessness figure. The February 2021 report released today […]