OUR STORIES

Our latest news from our clients, staff and the overall organisation.


 

One BIG Sleep Out

One BIG Sleep Out Slumber at Stormont for Homelessness We are delighted to announce our One BIG Sleep Out is back! This year the event, sponsored by Blue Clarity and proudly supported by Q Radio, will be held in the grounds of Stormont Estate on Thursday...

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Volunteer Strategy Launch 2018

On Tuesday 18th September, clients, volunteers, trustees and staff came together for an information evening at Ulster Museum to acknowledge and celebrate the difference volunteers make to our vision of creating a society where everyone has a home. Speaking at the...

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Head of Harm Reduction Services, Eoin Ryan joined Simon Community NI in 2008 and boasts over 20 years' experience in substance misuse having previously worked as an Outreach Worker in inner city Dublin in the mid 90's and starting the first Drug Outreach Service in...

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Simon Community NI Staff Conference 2018

Simon Community NI launched 2018 with a staff conference to outline the organisation’s strategic priorities for the next five years. This followed an extensive process throughout 2017 during which our 300+ staff were consulted by Senior Management on what...

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The First Step Is To Build Up Trust

Daniel Saunders and Derek McParland are Floating Support Workers for Simon Community NI. They work with people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, managing their additional complex needs. Against a background of around 100,000 people who are homeless...

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Homes Are Linked to Our Wellbeing

Siobhan O’Neill is a Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University and in this feature she emphasises the correlation between homelessness and mental ill health. Our homes, and home ownership, are inextricably linked with our wellbeing, our...

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Why We Need a Homelessness Bill

Nichola Mallon MLA is an advocate of housing and homelessness rights in Northern Ireland. Here she highlights the real-time impact for her constituents and her aim to achieve legislative changes to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. I...

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Gala Ball 2017

GREAT GATSBY GALA BALL

The stunning Galgorm Resort and Spa recently played host to Simon Community Northern Ireland’s annual fundraising Gala Ball.  Guests really got into character for the event which this year was themed around The Great Gatsby. The evening was hosted by the fantastic Sarah Travers who added an extra sparkle to the event as compere and unveiled her auctioneering talents!  

As well as an evening of fantastic food and entertainment guests had the opportunity to find out even more about the charity’s remarkable work outlined by Chairman Iggy O’Doherty and Chief Executive Jim Dennison.

The Gala Ball raises vital funds for Simon Community NI and this year all the money raised will be put to work in an essential new programme to help support people who do not have the financial resources to move in to their own home.  Simon Community NI are very grateful for the continued partnership with the Galgorm Resort and Spa and to every corporate partner, business and individual who attended the ball and to those who continue to support the charity’s vital work each and every day to end homelessness in Northern Ireland.