Crisis Suicide Service for Homeless Population Averages Two Critical Interventions Each Day – Dublin Simon Community Annual Report

Dublin Simon Community Annual Review 2019 reveals that the charity’s out-of-hours Suicide Prevention Service averaged two critical interventions per day for suicidality Charity sees growth in demand for health supports as analysis shows that 53% of emergency accommodation residents require mental health support – the vast majority of whom (90%) have additional physical health or […]

“We are at a critical moment as winter is coming”

• Dublin Simon Responds to July 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures • Homelessness charity insists we cannot forget about those already in crisis before Covid-19 Dublin Simon Community has responded to the July 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that we cannot forget about those people whose tenancies and living situations were already in crisis pre […]

A Hepatitis-Free Future

A HEPATITIS-FREE FUTURE: FIND THE MISSING MILLIONS. By Ian Ndlovu, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE Viral hepatitis remains a public health problem which continues to claim thousands of lives every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set a target to eliminate hepatitis by the year 2030. “Find the missing millions” is this year’s theme for World Hepatitis Day. This […]

Challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness

Dublin Simon Keyworker Glen recently spoke to Irish Examiner about the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness in Ireland. Glen has been a special support for LGBTQI+ clients in our emergency accommodation services during his time with us over the last three years. We are very proud of him. “I didn’t have someone […]

Dublin Simon Community demands proactive approach to turn the tide on homelessness

Charity challenges next Government to tackle the underlying issues driving the homelessness crisis In a statement made in response to May 2020 Homelessness Report it urges no going back to the way things were before Covid-19 Dublin, 25th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the May 2020 Homelessness report with a challenge to […]

Changes to social welfare payment schedule is wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable

Homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community reports that the change in payments from weekly to fortnightly is causing enormous anxiety for families and single people who are struggling with money management The charity’s frontline staff are dealing with increased ‘binge’ behaviours amongst those living with drug and alcohol addiction   Dublin 26th June: A change to […]