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Simon and Tom’s Social Experiment

What do you think it would be like if you couldn’t close your own front door? Imagine the sense of vulnerability you would feel. Broadcaster Tom Dunne recently accepted an invitation from the Simon Communities to take part in a social experiment where he agreed to leave the front door of his family home open overnight. The […]

JINGLE JANGLE album by SOLAS CHOIR/MOUNTJOY CHOIR, in aid of Dublin Simon Community

Jingle Jangle is a collaboration between the SOLAS Workplace Choir and the Mountjoy Prison Inhouse Voices.  The 10 track album features much-loved Christmas tracks, including Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells.  All tracks were recorded in Mountjoy Prison while all proceeds from the concert and from sales of the album will go to Dublin Simon. […]

Dublin Simon Community – Rough Sleeper Count – Winter 2019

The release of the latest Winter Rough Sleeper Count revealed a figure of 92 people sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin on the night of 26th November and early morning hours of 27th November.  This compares to a figure of 156 in the previous year’s count. Dublin Simon Community delivers the Dublin Outreach Service […]

Commemoration of 50 Years of Simon Community in Dublin

Return to Roots to Mark 50 years of Simon Community in Dublin Leading charity marks a half century of closing the door on homelessness with special event.   Dublin, 15 November: A team of founding volunteers will revisit the location where a group of students first gathered back in 1969 and formed an organisation, which […]

Launch of Dublin Simon Community Annual Review – Minister Murphy announces green light for new 100 bed facility

Annual Review highlights that Dublin Simon Community supported over 1,560 households (3,404 people) from being in emergency accommodation in 2018. At today’s launch of the Annual Review Minister Eoghan Murphy announced the development of a 100-bed Medical Treatment & Recovery Facility at Ushers Island for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The […]

Simon Community Launches Closing the Doors of Homelessness Campaign

The Simon Communities today launched their Closing the Door on Homelessness campaign. The charity, which is marking 50 years since its foundation in Ireland in 1969, has launched the campaign to tell the stories of people it has supported to close the door on homelessness. In the campaign, Simon Community clients will be sharing their […]

The sun has risen on the #LongestDay

Take the time to support Dublin Simon Community on Friday 21st June Dublin Simon Community’s annual Longest Day campaign takes place today (21 June) and the homeless and housing charity are calling on the public to take the time to support people experiencing homelessness. The #LongestDay campaign is a day of action. Many supporters of […]

Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement

The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement was previously known as the Mental Health Reform Project and was a working partnership between Mental Health Reform and clients in Dublin Simon Community to campaign for better mental health services. Since 2015, The Mental Health Reform Project has worked on a report ‘Homeless and Mental Health: Voices of […]

Dublin Simon Community wins AONTAS STAR Award

Dublin Simon Community is delighted to have had its services recognised at yesterday’s (04/03/2019) AONTAS STAR Awards. Their Participation and Development Service received the award under the Social Inclusion category for Large Organisations. The awards are co-ordinated as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout […]

Dublin Simon Community accredited with quality standard for their contribution to a circular economy

Charity receives CRNI accreditation for their charity shops Dublin Simon Community have today (28 February) been officially awarded with the ReMark ReUse Quality Standard of Excellence at a ceremony in their Camden Street Shop in Dublin. A pilot programme run by the Community Reuse Network of Ireland (CRNI) and funded by the Environmental Protection Agency […]