VIDEO: We invited the inspirational hairdresser for the homeless to Dublin and this is what happened 5 years ago

VIDEO: We invited the inspirational hairdresser for the homeless to Dublin and this is what happened

There are record numbers of people sleeping rough in Dublin City Centre.

If ever there was a time where we needed someone like Joshua Coombes to come to Dublin to do what he does, this is it.

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If you follow Joshua on Instagram you will be well aware of the incredible work he does as a hairdresser for the homeless.

It's not rocket science. He notices people living their lives on the street. He takes the time to talk to them, to ask their name, hear a bit about their lives and he gives them a haircut.

We were approached by JOE reader Aidan Savage who suggested we bring Joshua to Dublin - we loved the idea. We spoke with Joshua and he was very interested in coming to Dublin. Even in London he'd heard quite a bit about the Irish housing crisis and he was eager to spread his ethos here - #DoSomethingForNothing.

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We were delighted to partner with the Dublin Simon Community who are doing unbelievable work with the homeless in Dublin and this is what happened.

Dublin Simon Community have their annual 5 mile Fun Run this Saturday and you can find out more about it here.

*Main image via Joshua Coombes Instagram