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Sleep Rough April 2015
Homelessness in Cork

Our Outreach Team met 59 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in April 2015 – an increase of 16% compared to the same time a year ago.  We recorded an average of almost 9 people per night sleeping rough in April 2015 compared to an average of 7 people per night a year ago.  Our Outreach Team supported 16 people surviving in squats and another 29 people who had no choice but to stay with friends. People deserve better.

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Shelter Residency
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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On Wednesday some past and present residents of one of our high-support houses got together to take a trip to Collins Barracks.
It was a particularly memorable trip for Christy and Mike - both had served in the Irish Army.
Christy said of his visit: "I really enjoyed it! It brought back memories of my time in the army, especially the armoured cars and tanks."
The trip brought back some memories for Mike too: "I couldn’t believe how much the army equipment had improved since my time. It made me think about the past."
Activities like this play an important role for people as they leave homelessness behind them. Find out more here - goo.gl/2ccz3D
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James O'FlynnGo on me old buddies glad to see them smiles1 day ago

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Volunteering Assistant Emma is responsible for co-ordinating our dedicated volunteers at all our services: "The work they do is not by any means easy but it is rewarding. I always love to see their reaction when they see the impact of what they do. A small thing can make a huge difference in someone’s life."
Read about Emma's work here: goo.gl/JFfpFF
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Jenny JoyceGo Emma!!1 week ago
Wojtek TomasikGo go.1 week ago
Maria KustovaMiss Emma and Tom1 week ago   ·  1
Tom CreminHi Maria. Hope you are doing well.1 week ago   ·  1
Suzanne BrettWell done Emma - great work1 week ago

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People Deserve Better
Changing Perceptions of Homelessness. Colette - our team lead at one of our high-support houses, Gateway, offers some Food for Thought. It will break your heart!

Let's Share; Let's Break the Mould!
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Fiona HågensenVery effective and very true! Well done Colette O'Brien x2 weeks ago   ·  3
Moss NaughtonGreat stuff Colette.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Kerry BrennanI love this! Nicely done Colette :)2 weeks ago   ·  1
Laura FlannerySo true, love the work that Simon community does!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Claire HanrahanWell done Colette!!!2 weeks ago
Claire O'DonnellBrilliant Colette - fair dues to all involved - great video to make people think.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Paddy SweeneyAmen.2 weeks ago
Jude O'CallaghanWow Colette, sad but great at the same time x2 weeks ago
Sharon HoranWell done Colette. Lovely message xx2 weeks ago

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Street Talk is an online Media/News/Publishing outfit that have just produced a short video on the homeless crisis in Cork. It features a member of the Cork SImon Outreach Team. Worth watching. You can view it here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTPWWPCL7Y&feature=youtu.be
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In this episode we are joined by Frank Horgan from the Cork Simon Community to discuss the homeless Crisis

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