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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 […]

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 […]

Darren Kennedy to Stretch for Simon on This Year’s Longest Day

Media personality and star of new BBC One series “You Are What You Wear” Darren Kennedy has been announced as this year’s Ambassador for Dublin Simon Community’s “Longest Day” campaign. The campaign takes place each year in the lead up to the longest day of the year (June 20th) and aims to raise funds and […]

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 […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Continuing Decline in Dublin Homelessness Figures for April 2020

6,498 people accessed emergency accommodation in Dublin in April 2020 Continued reduction in families recorded as singles remain frustratingly high at 2,853 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Dublin, 4th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to March Homelessness Figures

7,006 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in March 2020 Dublin, 30th April 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the March 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Acknowledging the reduction in emergency figures, Dublin Simon Community CEO Sam McGuinness noted the significant change undergone […]