We are delighted to announce our participation in this year’s “Simon Open Door 2017”.
The Simon Communities of Ireland work with people who experience homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland. Simon has a vision of society where no one is homeless. All people who are homeless, or at risk of facing homelessness, are given every opportunity to realise their potential to live fulfilled lives in appropriate homes of their own. Simon is recognised for providing innovative solutions to ending homelessness and for influencing government policy and public opinion.
This year will be the thirteenth year that the Simon Communities of Ireland has been in partnership with the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Over the course of this wonderful partnership almost €600,000 has been raised for the Simon Communities of Ireland through the R.I.A.I. Simon Open Door initiative.
Anyone hoping to build, renovate or extend their home may be interested in this initiative. Isabel Barros Architects will offer an hour long consultation in return for a donation of €90 to charity. All of the money raised goes towards the work of the Simon Communities of Ireland.
A €90 donation will:
- Provide accommodation and meals in a transitional house for 10 nights.
- Help fund a home starter pack for those who are moving to independent living such as crockery, kettle, linen and basic household goods.
- Help provide the Simon Communities rough sleeper team with 3 emergency packs for those sleeping on the streets.
You can sign up for an appointment with Isabel Barros Architects by logging in at www.simonopendoor.ie.
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This year will be the 7th year that Isabel gives her time for free to the Simon Communities of Ireland.
The Simon Communities of Ireland work with people who experience homelessness and housing exclusion in Ireland. Simon has a vision of society where no one is homeless. All people who are homeless, or at risk of facing homelessness, are given every opportunity to realise their potential to live fulfilled lives in appropriate homes of their own.
The annual Simon Open Door event takes place over Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th May 2016. Members of the public can now book a consultation with a RIAI Registered Architect by signing up at www.simonopendoor.ie. The donation of €70.00 will go directly to the Simon Community of Ireland as all Architects are giving their time and expertise for free.
Monies raised through the Simon Open Door campaign will go directly to assist some of the most vulnerable people in our society, those without a place to call home.
You can sign up for an appointment with Isabel Barros Architects directly here, or with other registered Architects at www.simonopendoor.ie. Please note that consultations with Isabel will take place on Saturday 28th May.
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We totally offer our support to Simon Communities’ new campaign #SimonForecast.
Every day men, women and children in Ireland have no place to call home. Thousands live in emergency accommodation nationwide and many hundreds more sleep rough or rely on the kindness of family and friends. We need to act now to ensure people who are homeless and those at risk have a roof over their heads.
The new campaign asks for the public’s support in urging the government to put the homeless and housing crisis at the top of the Cabinet agenda.
All is needed is to go to www. and take action to end homelessness today.