Every client in Dublin Simon Community brings different experiences, skills and ideas which contribute to the way we work. We want to put these at the heart of Dublin Simon Community and support clients to get involved in many different opportunities to help deliver our services and take part in the decisions we make.

482 people expanded and developed their skills and education in 2017, with 60 people coming through our employability initiatives.

“I am also part of the Client Action Group and recently we have been working on a campaign around mental health. We are trying to gather different ideas and ways of thinking to help change people’s mindsets about looking for support.”

– Mark, Simon Client


Our service works to change perceptions of homelessness by encouraging:

  • Individuals who access our services to become involved with Dublin Simon Community in a more positive manner.
  • By talking and listening to the individuals who access our services and involving them as partners in the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Giving individuals accessing our services the equal opportunity to participate to a level and a degree that suits them.
  • Individuals who access our services to realise their full potential opportunities and initiatives.
  • The skills, talents and experience of the individuals who access our services and use these in tackling the problems they face.

Download the Client Involvement Brochure to learn more.


Ways to Get Involved

There are several ways individuals who access our services can get involved:

  • Become a Peer Volunteer
  • Join the Client Action Group
  • Attend Speak Outs
  • Work on the Clients Eye
  • Join in Peer Research
  • Attend Resident Meetings

Referrals

Our Client Involvement Service is open to individuals who avail of or have accessed the services of Dublin Simon Community. If you are interested in getting involved or want to learn more about Client Involvement services please contact:

Shaun McGuinness

Client Involvement Project Worker

Dublin Simon Community

Mobile: (085) 8516807

Email: shaunmcguinness@dubsimon.ie