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Homelessness in Cork

Our Outreach Team met 86 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in April 2016. An average of 9 people per night were sleeping rough. Between January and April 2016 we supported 188 people sleeping rough – a 21% increase compared to the same four-month period in 2015, and an 81% increase compared to the same period in 2014.  Rough Sleeping in Cork has increased nine-fold in the four years since 2011.  People Deserve Better.

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What We Do

From street to home, Cork Simon Community stays with people for as long as they need us.  Our Homeless Emergency Support Services work with people one-to-one, responding to all of their needs with the aim of housing people as quickly as possible. Our Housing and Support Services work with people to maintain their tenancies in housing appropriate to their needs, and to support them to reconnect with family and the wider community.



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May 24th, 5:10 pm

Government figures for April show the number of adults in emergency accommodation in Cork increasing by 14% in just 12 months. Families in emergency accommodation in Cork & Kerry increased by 74%. Our emergency shelter is overflowing. There's a severe shortage of housing. The Government must take urgent action. People Deserve Better. ... See MoreSee Less

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May 24th, 3:49 pm

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Magic of the Movies - Cork Concert Orchestra

Sun Jun 19th, 2016, 8:00PM

Cork City Hall

Cork Concert Orchestra, conducted by Elaine Kelly, presents the Magic of the Movies at Cork City Hall on Sunday 19 June at 8.00pm.The concert, in aid of Cork Simon Community, will feature many of the movie classics of John Williams, among others. Compere for the evening will be Elmarie Mawe.Tickets for €20, €30 for a balcony seat or €15 concession are available from Eventbrite (booking fee applies) or from Cork Simon's Fundraising Office.

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May 23rd, 10:49 am

So far this month our Outreach Team has supported more people per night sleeping rough than at any time this year. Between 01- 22 May an average of 12 people per night had to sleep rough - up 28% compared to April, and up 95% compared to February. People Deserve Better. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tracy Curtin, Elin Furholt and 23 others like this

Suzie De LangeSo terrible sad , so wish I could help xx

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Suzie De Lange

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May 15th, 12:20 pm

Cork Simon Community added 2 new photos.

"The garden is number one at the moment. It passes away the day and you feel better about yourself; feel you're productive and not just a pretty face - you're good for something!" Sean shares his thoughts on looking after the flowers he and his housemates planted at one of our High Support Houses. #BelieveInPeople
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May 11th, 5:06 pm

Dinner time at the coop! 'Rooster and the gang' live in the garden of one of our High Support Houses and come running when they hear the familiar sound of their caretakers - two residents from the house, arriving with grub! ... See MoreSee Less

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