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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 […]

The sun has risen on the #LongestDay

Take the time to support Dublin Simon Community on Friday 21st June Dublin Simon Community’s annual Longest Day campaign takes place today (21 June) and the homeless and housing charity are calling on the public to take the time to support people experiencing homelessness. The #LongestDay campaign is a day of action. Many supporters of […]

Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement

The Homeless Mental Health Advocacy Movement was previously known as the Mental Health Reform Project and was a working partnership between Mental Health Reform and clients in Dublin Simon Community to campaign for better mental health services. Since 2015, The Mental Health Reform Project has worked on a report ‘Homeless and Mental Health: Voices of […]