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Dublin Simon Community is accredited or ascribed to the following standards:
Awarded the European Quality in Social Services
Awarded the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) in recognition of our proven quality assurance in the provision of social services. We are one of only two charities in Ireland to have been awarded this accreditation.
Service Level Agreements
All Service Level Agreements with state funders (Local Authorities and the HSE) are reported on a quarterly basis, with financial and outcome measurements to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE).
Dublin Region Homeless Executive’s National Quality Standards Framework
Participating in the roll out of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive’s National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for homeless services in Ireland.
Safer Better Healthcare Standard
Our Treatment and Enterprise Services are working to achieve the Safer Better Healthcare Standard with the HSE.
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
All nurses employed are registered to practice with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. To support mandatory registration, nurses are required to be in compliance with the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (2014)and the Guidance to Nurses on Medication Management (2007).
Member of the Irish Council for Social Housing
Dublin Simon Community is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) which encourages and assists the development of a range of social housing services which complements the role of the Local Housing Authorities and meets the different and changing needs of various groups of the population such as the elderly, homeless people, people with disabilities or families on low incomes.
Codes of Ethics
Our counselling service provided adheres to the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI) Codes of Ethics.
Accredited with the Excellence Through People standard
Our Human Resources Department is accredited with the Excellence Through People standard. Dublin Simon Community annually applies for this accreditation where we adhere to a model which enhances performance and realise strategies through the management and development of people.
Awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard
Awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard, a national quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, in the Republic of Ireland.
Member of the Irish Charity Shops Association
Dublin Simon Community is a member of the Irish Charity Shops Association (ICSA) who pool expertise and join forces to promote common interests and to help members run their shops more effectively and efficiently.
Work with the Fund for European Aid
Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)
The FEAD programme is an EU-wide initiative to help support people take their first steps out of poverty and social exclusion. 85% of the funding comes from the EU with the balance of funding coming from the Irish Exchequer.
The Department of Social Protection is the Managing Authority for FEAD in Ireland.
Our charity benefits from food assistance. The FEAD programme provides non-perishable food via their charity partners to families and individuals in need. Food supplied consist of breakfast cereals, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, soups, canned fish, jam, tea, coffee, sugar, and canned vegetables and fruit. The food items are easy to transport and store.
Our charity also benefits from material assistance under the FEAD Programme. The programme provides school stationary kits to children who are being supported by FEAD food assistance in both national and secondary schools.
Gender Pay Gap Report
Like all organisations with over 250 staff we are required to report on our gender pay gap. You can read the report here.