Inside Dublin Simon Community’s Emergency Accommodation

By Claire McSweeney, Senior Manager for Emergency Services at Dublin Simon Community Dublin Simon Community runs four emergency accommodation facilities in Dublin on behalf of the DRHE. All four of these fall within the “STA” category or “supported temporary accommodation”, with “support” being the key focus in our day-to-day operation of these services. Our STAs […]

Simon Home Run Early Bird Tickets

Due to demand, we have extended our Early Bird tickets for the Simon Home Run 2020, in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 7th March. We are calling on runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to join us in the Phoenix Park and support people who are facing homelessness. The Simon Home Run is now […]

Simon House of Light

The 8th annual Simon House of Light Show launched on Thursday 5th December, with the help of celebrity guest Cillian Murphy in a special commencement ceremony on the steps of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street. The Peaky Blinders star joined CEO Sam McGuinness in switching on the lights, marking the beginning of the three-day […]

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’s Recommendations for New Government.

The new Government must address the key issues of housing and homelessness as a matter of urgency. Dublin Simon Community recommends a strong and clear “Programme of Government” that includes: Tackling the shortage of homes and stabilising the housing market by building more social and affordable housing, especially one and two-bedroom units; Keep singles and […]

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 […]