6,335 to spend Christmas in Dublin Emergency Accommodation

Dublin Simon Community appeals for help as homeless numbers continue to rise while frontline staff grapple with fourth Covid wave Dublin, 26th November 2021: Dublin Simon Community is disappointed with the rise in the number of people in emergency accommodation in Dublin. The latest Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government […]

San Remo Celebrated It’s One Year Anniversary Since Opening It’s Doors to People Experiencing Homelessness

Spectre of homelessness stalking older renters as housing costs continue upward trajectory

As numbers in emergency accommodation rise Dublin Simon Community warns that its homelessness prevention teams are busier than ever supporting struggling private and HAP renters People renting within the private and Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) sector are living in fear of receiving notice to quit from their landlords as soaring rents and limited stock means […]

Volunteering at Dublin Simon Community

For over 50 years, volunteers have been at the core of Dublin Simon Community’s work. They work alongside professional staff to deliver vital services to people who are experiencing homelessness. While Dublin Simon is well known for our nightly volunteer Soup Run, there are many more roles and responsibilities for volunteers within the organization. Particularly, […]

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 […]

World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day 2021

World Mental Health Day and World Homeless Day both fall on the 10th of October. In 2020, Dublin Simon Community provided 3,115 Hours of 1:1 counselling for clients through Sure Steps Counselling. Common issues among the clients of the Simon Sure Steps service are addiction, depression, bereavement, self-harm, suicidal ideation or other psychiatric conditions. Dublin […]

Q & A with Manager of Dublin Simon’s Detox Unit

Orla Condren is Nurse Manager of Dublin Simon Community’s Detox Unit What is Dublin Simon’s Detox service?   Dublin Simon Community detox unit is an 11 bed, nurse led , residential unit for people living in homelessness and addiction.  We support clients through a medical detox for alcohol / benzodiazepines, and work with them during their […]