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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, […]

Challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness

Dublin Simon Keyworker Glen recently spoke to Irish Examiner about the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ people living in homelessness in Ireland. Glen has been a special support for LGBTQI+ clients in our emergency accommodation services during his time with us over the last three years. We are very proud of him. “I didn’t have someone […]

Darren Kennedy to Stretch for Simon on This Year’s Longest Day

Media personality and star of new BBC One series “You Are What You Wear” Darren Kennedy has been announced as this year’s Ambassador for Dublin Simon Community’s “Longest Day” campaign. The campaign takes place each year in the lead up to the longest day of the year (June 20th) and aims to raise funds and […]

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.    

Re-opening Our Camden Street and Thomas Street Charity Shops

Update In line with government restrictions, our shops closed on Wednesday October 21st. We would like to thank all of our customers and donors for your support over the last few months. Unfortunately, we won’t be accepting donations while we are closed but please keep an eye on social media posts for details of when […]

Dublin Simon Community demands proactive approach to turn the tide on homelessness

Charity challenges next Government to tackle the underlying issues driving the homelessness crisis In a statement made in response to May 2020 Homelessness Report it urges no going back to the way things were before Covid-19 Dublin, 25th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the May 2020 Homelessness report with a challenge to […]

Simon Community in the Mid East Region Responds to Homelessness Figures for April 2020

503 people accessed emergency accommodation in Kildare, Wicklow & Meath in April 2020 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Kildare, Wicklow & Meath 4 June 2020: The Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. According to the April report, 503 people including children […]

Changes to social welfare payment schedule is wreaking havoc among the most vulnerable

Homelessness charity Dublin Simon Community reports that the change in payments from weekly to fortnightly is causing enormous anxiety for families and single people who are struggling with money management The charity’s frontline staff are dealing with increased ‘binge’ behaviours amongst those living with drug and alcohol addiction   Dublin 26th June: A change to […]

Dublin Simon Community Welcomes Continuing Decline in Dublin Homelessness Figures for April 2020

6,498 people accessed emergency accommodation in Dublin in April 2020 Continued reduction in families recorded as singles remain frustratingly high at 2,853 Charity identifies growing importance of homelessness prevention and warns against “waterfall” as economy begins to re-open Dublin, 4th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community welcomes the publication of the April 2020 Homelessness Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Planning and […]

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 […]