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Homelessness in Cork

An average of 12.4 people per night were sleeping on the streets of Cork in February – an increase of 26% compared to the previous month.  Our 44-bed emergency shelter was overflowing with an average of 51 people staying per night. Our outreach team met 26 people surviving in squats and another 25 people who had no choice but to stay with friends. There were twice as many people sleeping rough in Cork last month compared to a year ago.

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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 a view to housing them as quickly as possible. Our Housing Support Services work with people to maintain their tenancies in housing appropriate to their needs and to support them to reconnect with the wider community.



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We met Mary Wilson 15 years ago when she and her friend Phil, came to Cork Simon with the idea of setting up the Cork Simon Fundraising Ball. Since then she has been an invaluable support to Cork Simon, volunteering to organise 6 Cork Simon Balls, 10 Women's Little Christmas Lunches, numerous Annual Flag Days, amongst many other fundraising events.

"I believe that a roof over your head is a basic human right, so I will do whatever I can to help Cork Simon continue their work supporting people out of homelessness."

Thank you Mary - we couldn't do our work without people like you #BelieveInPeople
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The 15th Cork Simon Annual Ball is about to kick off! Thank you to everyone to our volunteers and sponsors who have made the Cork Simon Ball happen every year for the last 15 years, raising €875,000 for the most vulnerable people in our society. #BelieveInPeople ... See MoreSee Less

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Would you like to work as an Outreach Worker with Cork Simon?

The Outreach Project Worker will seek out and provide information, assistance, assessment, support and referral for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, sleeping rough or in unstable accommodation and have issues with alcohol, drugs or substances.

Deadline for application is Monday the 6th of April.

For more information and for the application form, please go to: www.corksimon.ie/jobs/
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Our high-support housing provides round-the-clock care and support for people who have previously faced homelessness. 2 years ago we extended our house on Victoria Rd from 6 to 11 beds, lighting the path for 5 extra people out of homelessness. Today we celebrated the extension's 2nd anniversary with past and present residents, staff and volunteers. #BelieveInPeople ... See MoreSee Less

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"Nobody wakes up and chooses to be an addict. It creeps in insidiously and before you realise, you have been enveloped by it. The one common thing everyone has coming through my door is a feeling of desperation – we all know what that feels like."
Graham is Cork Simon's Addiction Counselor. Read about his work here: www.corksimon.ie/graham-addiction-counselor/
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Paddy SweeneyBest wishes in your work Graham. Every success.5 days ago   ·  3
Eleanor Boardwell done5 days ago   ·  1
Caroline KelleherWell done5 days ago   ·  1
Catherine GarvinGreat work God bless you 🍀🍀🍀👏👏5 days ago   ·  1
Mac Ambróis GavinFair play again4 days ago   ·  1
Eileen CahillBless you!! Thank God there are people like you to help those in need! Way to go!4 days ago   ·  1

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