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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keep the Numbers Coming Down: Dublin Simon Responds to June 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures

  Charity reiterates there can be no going back to the spiralling homeless crisis and is encouraged by new Government focus on continuing the downward trend.  Dublin, 31st July 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the June 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that there can be no going back to the record levels of […]

A Hepatitis-Free Future

A HEPATITIS-FREE FUTURE By Ian Ndlovu, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE Viral hepatitis remains a public health problem which continues to claim thousands of lives every year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) set a target to eliminate hepatitis by the year 2030. This can only be achieved through intense screening of at-risk populations, raising public awareness, community awareness, […]