North West Simon Community was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in the summer of 2005. The company is an Approved Housing Body and a Registered Charity, and is committed to a Governance regime which complies with the requirements of the Charities and Housing Regulators Codes and all relevant legislation.
The vision of North West Simon Community is that Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo are places where all individuals and families have the appropriate support to access a home of their own and the supports necessary to sustain their home. From the outset, North West Simon Community adopted a Housing Led approach to homelessness which focuses on securing long term accommodation for households rather than delivering short term emergency solutions. While the Housing Led approach now forms a key element of government policy in addressing homelessness it was quite innovative when our services commenced.
We provide a highly mobile early intervention and preventative services, and supported accommodation to people at risk or experiencing homelessness in counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. In 2019, our small team supported 401 individuals - 221 adults and 180 children – in 189 unique households the majority of whom avoided the need to enter local authority managed emergency accommodation.
Further details are available on our website www.northwestsimon.ie