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Construction set to Commence on Medical Facility for Vulnerable Homeless Population

After 18-months of covid-19 related delays, construction is set to start on a €30 million plus medical facility in Dublin at Usher’s Island that will deliver 100 clinical beds to serve the specific health needs of the vulnerable homeless population in Dublin. The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage will fund the capital cost […]

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Homelessness & Mental Health

“The homeless population has always experienced difficulty accessing mainstream mental health services, partially due to many of them presenting with dual diagnosis: ie. a mental health condition together with an addiction problem which the Irish mental health system traditionally sees as two separate problems to be treated in two separate systems, either of which can […]

World Food Day

16th of October is World Food Day, and in an extremely difficult year we would like to thank all the generous donors to our Food for Simon programme for continuing to donate food to our frontline services. The challenges posed by Covid-19 have effected every aspect of how Dublin Simon Community responds to the ongoing […]

6,259 Men, Women & Children Enter Second Lockdown in Dublin Emergency Accommodation 

Dublin Simon Community has responded to the September 2020 Homeless Report with a stark reminder that most of the 6,259 people recorded as homeless in Dublin this September are in a second lockdown in emergency accommodation. According to the report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, those recorded in emergency […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Budget Measures for Housing & Homelessness

Dublin, 13 October 2020: Homelessness charity, Dublin Simon Community, welcomes announcements in today’s Budget that aim to increase housing stock, support the prevention of entry into homelessness and deliver rental supports. Speaking today, CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Sam McGuinness, said:  “We welcome the increased funding in today’s budget for the Department of Housing, Local […]

CAG Simon Speak Out

On Wednesday, 30th September, we held our annual CAG Simon Speak Out. The Client Action Group, or CAG, are a group of people that get together to work on projects with the aim of helping others who are experiencing homelessness. It is also an opportunity for clients to voice their opinions on issues in homelessness […]

Simon Week 2020 – Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

Dublin Simon Community is adding its voice to Simon Communities around Ireland as it asks people in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan to call on the government to Stop Homelessness Before it Starts as part of this year’s Simon Week. Simon Week 2020 runs from Monday, 28th September to Sunday, 4th October and will […]

Crisis Suicide Service for Homeless Population Averages Two Critical Interventions Each Day – Dublin Simon Community Annual Report

Dublin Simon Community Annual Review 2019 reveals that the charity’s out-of-hours Suicide Prevention Service averaged two critical interventions per day for suicidality Charity sees growth in demand for health supports as analysis shows that 53% of emergency accommodation residents require mental health support – the vast majority of whom (90%) have additional physical health or […]

“More Than 3,000 Single Adults Will be Homeless in Dublin by Christmas”

Dublin Simon Responds to August 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures Single individuals are the fastest growing homeless cohort Charity seeks dedicated accommodation focus & health funding for single homeless people ahead of Budget 2021   Dublin, 25th September 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the August 2020 Homelessness Report with a warning that single homelessness in Dublin will break […]

“We are at a critical moment as winter is coming”

• Dublin Simon Responds to July 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures • Homelessness charity insists we cannot forget about those already in crisis before Covid-19 Dublin Simon Community has responded to the July 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that we cannot forget about those people whose tenancies and living situations were already in crisis pre […]