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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 […]

This week’s video diary is from Claire, senior manager of emergency services at Dublin Simon Community.

This week’s video diary is from Claire, senior manager of emergency services at Dublin Simon Community. Claire talks about what precautions we have been taking to prevent Covid-19 entering into our emergency accommodation services.    

A Message from a Staff Nurse in Dublin Simon Community’s Blood Borne Virus Unit

This week’s video diary is from Blarrett, a Staff Nurse in Dublin Simon Community’s Blood Borne Virus Unit. Blarrett has been a nurse with Dublin Simon for 3 years, she gives us an update on how nurses and residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis. Click here to help us support the most vulnerable people […]

Exiting Homelessness During Covid-19: A Message from Megan & Sarah

Our job on the Dublin Simon “Support to Live Independently (SLI)” team is to support people through the transition from homelessness into a home of their own. This transition can be very overwhelming and challenging for people who have spent months or years living in a small room, in crowded emergency accommodation, where meals are […]

A message from a full-time volunteer in Dublin Simon Community

This week’s video diary is from Bethany, a full-time volunteer in one of Dublin Simon Community’s High Support Housing units. Bethany gives us an update on how staff and residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.      

Client Development Activity Pack

We know that people in homeless services are feeling particularly isolated and anxious at this time. Our Client Development team have been working hard on alternative ways to facilitate activities for clients (and staff!) whilst maintaining social distancing. A daily activity pack is being emailed to clients and homeless services as a way to keep […]

A Few Words from the Frontline

  This week’s blog post is a video diary from Mark, a Support Worker in one of our emergency accommodation services, who gives us an update on how he, his colleagues and our residents are doing during the Covid-19 crisis.    

Simon Community Spirit Runs Through Phoenix Park Dublin, 7th March 2020

People of all ages gathered in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March for the 37th annual Simon Home Run, which aims to raise vital funds for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan. It was an amazing event which was a reflection of the dedication […]

Keeping Everyone Informed

At Dublin Simon Community, we have been closely following all recommendations and updates from the HSE in relation to Covid-19. Our top priority at the moment is to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community and to do our part to #flattenthecurve. We are responding to this crisis in real-time alongside the latest […]

Supporting Hospitals During Covid-19

Like everyone at the moment, Dublin Simon Community is flexing and adapting in response to the Covid-19 crisis to protect our clients, staff, volunteers and the wider community. While Ireland is already seeing exponential growth in the number of confirmed cases, we are very conscious that this is still the ‘calm before the storm’, as […]