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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.    

Dublin Simon Community Responds to March Homelessness Figures

7,006 people recorded in emergency accommodation in Dublin in March 2020 Dublin, 30th April 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the March 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Acknowledging the reduction in emergency figures, Dublin Simon Community CEO Sam McGuinness noted the significant change undergone […]

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 […]

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 […]