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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 53 people per night relying on a Cork Simon emergency bed. People are staying for longer and longer in emergency accommodation because they have no other options. Rents in Cork City increased 12% last year; Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payments do not come near asking rents.

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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.

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If you know Cork, you know that we live in a caring community. And that sense of belonging, that feeling of community, was here before all of us – and will be here long after us.

Here at Cork Simon, we are blessed that our supporters have enriched our organisation – and our community – with their generous gifts.

What we’ve achieved, with the amazing support of our donors, represents our community at its very best. Read More


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May 20th, 3:50 pm

Do you feel like you’ve been locked out of the rental market? Are spiraling rents forcing you out of the private rental market? Are you having problems finding a private rented home? We want to hear your experiences - comment below and share to show you’re support for a fairer rental system for all. #simonlockedout ... See MoreSee Less

May 19th, 7:25 pm

We are delighted to announce the return of one of Cork’s most popular outdoor weekly events!!
Yoga in The Park for Cork Simon Community kicks off again on Saturday 03 June in Fitzgerald’s Park with Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork.
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This is amazing!!!!

Delighted it's starting again! What do you think about babies sitting beside mats? Or older children joining in? Thanks 🙏

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Aww well done Anne Marie Ruby. Sounds fab

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May 18th, 7:13 pm

Ireland’s private rental market is not working. Please join our campaign for a better, fairer rental system by watching our video and sharing your experiences of the rental market in the comments. #SimonLockedOut ... See MoreSee Less

May 17th, 7:28 pm

“It’s just a disgrace right now the way the country is with homelessness.”

Alfred Rose from Buttevant is putting his anger to work to help fight homelessness. He and his colleagues in the Towards Occupation Group are getting together to host a Coffee Morning at the Mercy Centre in Buttevant on Friday 19 May from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

“I’m from the city originally and I’ve friends I know used the Simon services and were in the Emergency Shelter over the years so it’s a cause that’s close to my heart.” From the heart, those cakes, coffees and a raffle on the day will help make all the difference for people experiencing homelessness in Cork. #BelieveInPeople
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“It’s just a disgrace right now the way the country is with homelessness.”Alfred Rose from Buttevant is putting his anger to work to help fight homelessness.  He and his colleagues in the Towards Occupation Group are getting together to host a Coffee Morning at the Mercy Centre in Buttevant on Friday 19 May from 10.30am – 12.30pm.“I’m from the city originally and I’ve friends I know used the Simon services and were in the Emergency Shelter over the years so it’s a cause that’s close to my heart.” From the heart, those cakes, coffees and a raffle on the day will help make all the difference for people experiencing homelessness in Cork. #BelieveInPeople

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Aron Crowley

Looking forward to the coffee morning on Friday May 19th in Buttevant

Della O Connor

May 16th, 7:22 pm

The private rented market in Cork is still in crisis as our ‘Locked Out of the Market’ report that we published today highlights. Too many people looking for too few homes resulting in spiralling rents. It has become so difficult now for so many people to find a home to rent that is affordable.

It’s almost impossible for someone who is homeless – in many cases it’s their only hope of leaving homelessness behind them, but they’re locked out of the market.

What has your experience been like looking for a private rented home? Could you find a place easily? Was it within your budget? Were you surprised by the monthly rent? Did the landlord / lady treat you fairly? Or have you experienced a rent increase recently? We’d love you to hear from you – share your experience to help us highlight better the ongoing housing crisis.
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The private rented market in Cork is still in crisis as our ‘Locked Out of the Market’ report that we published today highlights. Too many people looking for too few homes resulting in spiralling rents.  It has become so difficult now for so many people to find a home to rent that is affordable.It’s almost impossible for someone who is homeless – in many cases it’s their only hope of leaving homelessness behind them, but they’re locked out of the market.What has your experience been like looking for a private rented home? Could you find a place easily? Was it within your budget? Were you surprised by the monthly rent? Did the landlord / lady treat you fairly? Or have you experienced a rent increase recently? We’d love you to hear from you – share your experience to help us highlight better the ongoing housing crisis.


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