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Media Releases 2019
26% Increase in People Turning to Simon Communities Services, Annual Report Shows

The homelessness and housing charity experienced high numbers in 2018, and stress the need for action on homelessness

5 Dec 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland today launch their Annual Report for 2018, showing a 26% increase in people turning to all of their emergency, prevention, sustainment services and housing throughout the country over 12 months to the end of last year.

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Simon Communities Say Government Action Urgently Needed as Overall Emergency Accommodation Figures Rise Again

That over 10,500 men, women and children will be forced to spend this Christmas in emergency accommodation is shameful, says charity

3 Dec 2019

The Simon Communities of Ireland have said that new figures showing a record number of people in emergency accommodation in October underlines the need for urgent action on homelessness as winter sets in.

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Simon Communities Welcome Recommendations in New Reports from Oireachtas Committees on Housing and Children

New recommendations should now be speedily implemented to ensure they have the intended effects for those most in need, says charity

14 Nov 2019

November 14: The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed recommendations contained in two new reports on homelessness and housing published by Oireachtas Committees this afternoon.

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Simon Communities: Latest Increase in Emergency Accommodation Figures Show Government Must Act To Improve Availability of Affordable and Secure Accommodation

The government needs to recognise that whatever can be put forward as the successes of Rebuilding Ireland, it is failing on homelessness, says charity

31 Oct 2019

The Simon Communities in Ireland have said that new figures showing a record number of people in emergency accommodation in September is extremely disappointing, and demonstrates that the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme is not delivering much-needed affordable housing at the scale required.

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Housing crisis eclipsed by Brexit in Budget 2020 – Simon Communities

9 Oct 2019

Budget 2020 has seen the housing crisis eclipsed by a possible Brexit crisis, and that deepens the complexity of solving the biggest and most widespread issue facing modern Ireland. That’s according to the Simon Communities of Ireland. While welcoming the Government’s commitments to Rebuilding Ireland, it warns that much more substantive and timely interventions are needed to solve Ireland’s housing crisis.

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