50 Years in the making, decades in the refining. 50 Faces - one per week, reflecting the thousands of men and women who make us what we are: people believing in people. These are their words, their stories, our experience.
This small-scale qualitative study explores the experiences of service users across Simon Communities of Ireland’s services, during the various phases of the Covid-19 pandemic. It represents the second phase of a larger study encompassing three reports.
"I’ve stayed clean in Simon. Now that I’ve got the support I need, my life is two-hundred percent better."
'Harry' has a serious gambling problem and is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He has been hospitalised more than 30 times, has been in huge debt and destroyed important relationships as a result of these 2 illnesses.