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An evening with the A Capella Knights

Local Galway group The A Capella Knights will take to the stage at An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Saturday 10th September at 8 pm. The concert will be performed in a capella and will feature varied genres of songs that reflect the group’s musical influences. The A Capella Knights were formed in

Galway Simon respond to latest report

Wednesday 24th August 2016: Galway Simon Community have responded to the latest figures from the 2016 Q2 Rental Report saying that the rent crisis is reflected by the increase in referrals they have had in the first half of the year. The homeless charity

Soup for Simon

Homeless charity, Galway Simon Community, are calling out for local restaurants and cafés to sign up to their ‘Soup for Simon’ campaign which is taking place during this year’s national Simon Week, from 26th September to 2nd October. The campaign will see participating businesses donate

Galway Simon Community launch Schools Programme and Competition

Local homeless charity, Galway Simon Community, have launched their schools programme and photography competition ‘Capture, Create, Contribute’ in partnership with Galway based Yann Photography Studios. The educational programme aims to teach students how they can advocate and raise awareness of homelessness in their community through

Michael’s Story

Michael found himself homeless while battling an alcohol addiction and experienced homelessness for almost 30 years. He moved in and out of emergency hostels and psychiatric hospitals in Galway a lot. However, he would still often find himself sleeping rough on the streets of Galway.

Man on bed, photo by Neil Warner

Conor’s Story

“I’ve had a lot of mental health problems in the past – anxiety and things like that. The doctor put me on prescription medication to help me, but I got addicted to them because they blocked out the anxiety. And that led to other, harder drugs.”

Galway Simon Community says crisis still worsening

Galway Simon Community, local homeless charity, launched their 2015 Annual Report this week which highlights the increase in the number of people on the verge of homelessness in Galway. The report shows the charity worked with 366 households in 2015, an increase of 27% from