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Minister Harris launches Dublin Simon Community’s Step Up Step Down facility

One of a kind service will provide life saving medical care to people who are homeless Minster for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (13 September) launched the Step Up Step Down (Intermediate Care) facility with Minister Catherine Byrne TD, at Dublin Simon Community’s Homeless Specific Medical Residential Treatment and Recovery Facility, Ushers Island, Dublin 8. […]

Emergency and Outreach services preparing for busy weekend ahead of Papal visit

As a result of the increased traffic and crowds heading into Dublin’s city centre for the visit of Pope Francis, supporters have expressed concerns for people rough sleeping in the area. Our Rough Sleeper and Soup Run teams will be operating on the streets as usual, and will be finding accommodation for people as well […]

Tenants powerless in face of rapidly rising rents

Dublin Simon Community respond to Daft.ie Rental Price Report Dublin Simon Community say that figures released today from the Daft.ie 2018 Q1 Rental Report demonstrate how tenants are virtually powerless in the face of rising rents and very low supply. The housing and homelessness organisation also said that the report was further proof that Rent […]

Sport helped my recovery

Dubliner Tara McNeill first encountered the homeless charity, Dublin Simon Community when she was sleeping rough. Now, thanks to its encouragement, her own hard work, and a love of sport, she has turned her life around and shares her story to help others. “I had my first encounter with Dublin Simon Community when I was […]

Dublin Simon Community react to Rough Sleeper Figures

In reaction to today’s (20 April) rough sleeper figures, Sam McGuinness on behalf of Dublin Simon Community said: “On the night of 27 March 2018, 110 people were counted as sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin. This is a welcome reduction since the record high number of 184 in November 2017. The vast and […]