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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 […]

Numbers Tell a Story: Understanding ‘Housing for All’

Numbers tell a story. 4,922 people including 1,591 single adults were homeless in Dublin when the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ housing plan was published in July 2016. By October 2019, homelessness had risen to an all-time high with numbers ballooning to 7,329 people and 3,093 single adults who identified as homeless in our city. Two years on […]

‘U Are Homeless, U Are Not Less’

Dublin Simon Community Launches New Client-Centered Communications Campaign in Partnership with Maser Dublin Simon Community has launched a new multi-channel communications campaign in partnership with Dublin artist Maser and creative agencies BBDO and Banjoman which aims to acknowledge the rich and challenging lives of those experiencing homelessness. The core message of the campaign “U Are […]

Front door of Chester House

Dublin Simon Community Shortlisted for Prestigious Community Housing Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to be shortlisted in the ICSH/Allianz Community Housing Awards 2021 for a recently opened 20-bed extension at Chester House. The new development is an extension of an existing 22-bed service, with an additional 20 en-suite units tucked away in a quiet location off Dublin’s North Circular Road.   The facility has been […]

#SimonSaysChallenge with sussed

This January, Dublin Simon Community is partnering with Irish food producer sussed to launch the #SimonSaysChallenge to raise €5,000 for people experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan. The Simon Says Challenge will kick off on Monday, January 11th and will involve a series of fun daily wellness challenges suitable for all […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Scrappy but Happy

This year, Dublin Simon Community is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual book of artwork & poetry, “Scrappy but Happy”. Every year, Scrappy but Happy features a selection of artwork and poetry created by clients of Dublin Simon’s Client Development service, which provides art classes and writing workshops for people experiencing homelessness and addiction. […]

6,259 Men, Women & Children Enter Second Lockdown in Dublin Emergency Accommodation 

Dublin Simon Community has responded to the September 2020 Homeless Report with a stark reminder that most of the 6,259 people recorded as homeless in Dublin this September are in a second lockdown in emergency accommodation. According to the report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, those recorded in emergency […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Budget Measures for Housing & Homelessness

Dublin, 13 October 2020: Homelessness charity, Dublin Simon Community, welcomes announcements in today’s Budget that aim to increase housing stock, support the prevention of entry into homelessness and deliver rental supports. Speaking today, CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Sam McGuinness, said:  “We welcome the increased funding in today’s budget for the Department of Housing, Local […]