Statement from Dublin Simon Community regarding Covid-19 Recognition Payment Scheme

Dublin Simon Community supports today’s statement from the Homeless Network regarding the exclusion of frontline homeless sector workers from the Covid-19 Recognition Payment. The charity is adding its voice to demands for the Taoiseach and Minister for Health to include those who worked tirelessly to keep Ireland’s vulnerable homeless population safe throughout the pandemic. Speaking […]

Will You Help People Like Mark?

Mark is the father of two little girls who was devastated by the recent death of his wife. Mark found that the grief he felt was compounded by the mounting stress of running a household on a single income. He’s doing all he can to cut costs. Buying the cheapest groceries he can, for example. […]

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Dublin Simon Responds to Rising Homeless Figures Revealed in Report

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has released the Homeless Report for 2022 outlining the number of people in emergency accommodation in the month of March. Figures revealed that there is almost 7,000 people in emergency accommodation in Dublin (6,995) up by 4% on February 2022 and a 17% rise on the same […]

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Dublin Simon Responds to Homeless Report for February 2022

The Department of Housing Local Government & Heritage today released the Homeless Report detailing the number of people accessing emergency accommodation services across Ireland in February 2022. Responding to the rising figures in this months report, Pat Greene, Head of Policy & Volunteering at Dublin Simon Community said: “Another month, another rise in the number […]

Dublin Simon Urges Public to be Mindful of People Sleeping Rough this St Patrick’s Day

As we all look forward to the return of the St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival, this year’s theme of “connection” is particularly poignant for the Dublin Simon Outreach team, who work on the streets of Dublin every day making connections with people who are isolated and sleeping rough. As thousands of people flock to […]

Sign Up for Dublin Simon’s Home Run this October

Dublin Simon community’s Home Run will be held on the 1st October 2022 in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. We are all so excited to deliver to you all the best Home Run to date! With many exciting ideas being brought to the table, we cannot wait to show you what we have in store. […]

Dublin Simon Dismayed By January 2022 Homeless Report

Statement from Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community, in response to the January 2022 Homeless Report, issued today by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage: “We are dismayed at the further rise in the number of people recorded in emergency accommodation in the January 2022 Homeless Report. “For the last 8 months, […]

Dublin Simon Expresses Frustration With Emergency Accommodation Numbers in Dublin

Pat Greene, Head of Policy & Volunteering at Dublin Simon Community said: “The early days of the Covid-19 pandemic brought homelessness to the fore and created the urgency required to address the homeless and housing crisis. Between April 2020 and May 2021, this determination and collaboration led to a 12% reduction in the number of […]