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Homelessness in Cork

The housing crisis is pushing people into homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness. Our Emergency Shelter is overflowing with an average of 54 people per night relying on a Cork Simon emergency bed. Rents in Cork are spiralling out of control, increasing by a crippling 14.4% in the twelve months to September 2016. Average rent for a one bedroomed property in the city centre is 64% above Rent Supplement and HAP limits for a single person.

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Emergency Shelter

Our Emergency Shelter is located on Anderson’s Quay, in the heart of Cork city centre. The Shelter provides care, accommodation and one-to-one support for 47 people around-the-clock, every day of the year. Demand for emergency beds is high – Throughout 2016 the Shelter accommodated an average of 54 people per night – the need for emergency accommodation is so great that we try to accommodate as many people as is safe to do so.

Home Truths

The Housing and Homeless Crisis in Cork continues to escalate. The scale of that deepening crisis is reflected in the number of people knocking on our door and in the length of time people remain homeless.

The Housing Crisis is driving the Homeless Crisis.

Finding a home is a major problem for many people but an almost impossible barrier to overcome for people experiencing homelessness. Read More

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January 20th, 4:55 pm

People of all ages organise hundreds of events in support of Cork Simon every year, from 12 year Caoimhe Gubbins's Christmas Jumper Day to the women of the Farranree Knitting Group's Knitathon. Cake sales, quiz nights,swims, music gigs and bag packing are just a small example of the events our volunteers organise every year. Each and every event shows how much Cork cares about people who are homeless. These fundraising events are vital in helping us to be there for anyone who knocks on our door. If you’d like to organise an event contact our office: 021 4929 410 ... See MoreSee Less

People of all ages organise hundreds of events in support of Cork Simon every year, from 12 year Caoimhe Gubbinss Christmas Jumper Day to the women of the Farranree Knitting Groups Knitathon. Cake sales, quiz nights,swims, music gigs and bag packing are just a small example of the events our volunteers organise every year.  Each and every event shows how much Cork cares about people who are homeless. These fundraising events are vital in helping us to be there for anyone who knocks on our door. If you’d like to organise an event contact our office: 021 4929 410

January 19th, 6:33 pm

Your support helps make a huge difference in peoples lives, as Elizabeth explains after moving to one of our five high support houses; ““Moving here was a total big change. I’m delighted. It’s so peaceful and quiet. It’s lovely, absolutely brilliant. It took me about three or four weeks before I could sleep because it was so quiet. I feel safe here. I’m sticking to everything – my counselling, my school, reading and writing, computer classes. The staff are brilliant – they’re always there for you. You’re never alone.” Trained volunteer and staff give round the clock care at the houses. These houses are shared living – people have their own rooms and share kitchen and common living areas. ... See MoreSee Less

Your support helps make a huge difference in peoples lives, as Elizabeth explains after moving to one of our five high support houses; ““Moving here was a total big change. I’m delighted. It’s so peaceful and quiet. It’s lovely, absolutely brilliant. It took me about three or four weeks before I could sleep because it was so quiet. I feel safe here. I’m sticking to everything – my counselling, my school, reading and writing, computer classes. The staff are brilliant – they’re always there for you. You’re never alone.” Trained volunteer and staff give round the clock care at the houses. These houses are shared living – people have their own rooms and share kitchen and common living areas.

Sarah Riordan, Nina Valter and 23 others like this

Lorraine WalshGood for you Elizabeth, sounds like you've a great future ahead of you xo

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January 18th, 11:25 am

Good Morning Cork! Cork Simon’s Employment and Training team have 161 people on their way to jobs and work placements this morning! These jobs are helping them take the first steps out of homelessness. Employment and Training can give people who are homeless the skills and confidence required to get them back on track and help them prepare for, find and keep jobs. ... See MoreSee Less

Good Morning Cork!  Cork Simon’s Employment and Training team have 161 people on their way to jobs and work placements this morning!  These jobs are helping them take the first steps out of homelessness. Employment and Training can give people who are homeless the skills and confidence required to get them back on track and help them prepare for, find and keep jobs.

Mary O Sullivan, Denise Crofts and 23 others like this

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Anne ChoirAll the best to the trainees!

3 days ago   ·  1
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Paul O'NeillBrilliant achievement- given the chance in life people can thrive

3 days ago   ·  2
Paul O'Neill

Ann DesmondAll the best to ye all 😗

3 days ago   ·  1
Ann Desmond

Geraldine WilliamsThat is fantastic . I wish them all well and best of luck. This is a great chance for them.

2 days ago
Geraldine Williams

Marie RocheWell deserved & good luck!!

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