Dublin Simon Community Celebrates Talent And Creativity In Their Homeless Services

Pictured at the launch of Scrappy But Happy 5 were Justin Cannon, Ray Fitzgerald & Billy Weekes  of Dublin Simon Community. Scrappy But Happy 5 is the fifth collection of artwork, creative writing, and decorative and visual arts produced by people accessing Dublin Simon Community services. The development of the publication gives people with the experience of homelessness and social exclusion a much valued voice and a sense of pride in seeing their work in print. The variety of pieces are a mix of humour, poignancy, joy and sincerity reflecting the individuality of each contributor. The project is part of the Dublin Simon Community’s Learning and Development service, which aims to provide education, training and personal development to foster wellbeing, independence and progression options such as further education, volunteering and employment. The book was launched by Lynn Ruane, President of the Student Union in Trinity College Dublin.