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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 5.3% 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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Do You Own An Empty Residential Property?
We are urgently seeking to make contact with owners of vacant residential properties in Cork as part of our response to the housing and homeless crisis.
We are interested in:
  • Buying your empty residential property in need of repair under the Government’s BUY AND RENEW SCHEME.
  • Buying your empty residential property in turnkey or near-turnkey condition.
  • Leasing your empty residential property under our SOCIAL RENTALS SCHEME.

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Leaving A Legacy

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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January 15th, 5:10 pm

“I used to walk around looking at the ground. I was withdrawn. I always needed to run away from the feelings inside me. Those feelings disappeared when I started to drink and when, later, I was given drugs. I knew I shouldn’t be on the streets. I knew I should be at home and I wanted my family around me. I was about to kill myself. I couldn’t keep going. I told the staff that I wanted to go into treatment. It was a matter of do this or die. After the treatment, I'd walk the same streets in Cork, but everything I saw was different, because I was looking up.”

Niall, Cork.
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“I used to walk around looking at the ground. I was withdrawn. I always needed to run away from the feelings inside me. Those feelings disappeared when I started to drink and when, later, I was given drugs. I knew I shouldn’t be on the streets. I knew I should be at home and I wanted my family around me. I was about to kill myself. I couldn’t keep going. I told the staff that I wanted to go into treatment. It was a matter of do this or die. After the treatment, Id walk the same streets in Cork, but everything I saw was different, because I was looking up.”Niall, Cork.

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Wishing you well Niall.

Please God look over him and I hope you find peace and love in life please God x

Well done mate c

Well done niall

Best of luck Niall keep looking up x

Well done Niall,

Well done, keep your head up

God bless you Niall

Well done xx

Well done niall

Well done

God bless you always xx

Best of luck 😀

Wishing you well

Well done Niall, thank you for sharing your story. Maybe it might prevent others falling into situations like yours but letting them know things can work out if you make the effort. I hope life will now be kind to you.

Wishing you well 👍

You have a will to survive Neil, I wish you well,remember the most important thing is keep the line of communication open.👏👏😊

Well done Niall....keep up the good work of your recovery.....you are an example for anyone out there strugling with there demons.

Most of can only imagine how hard it it really is. You should be so proud of your self, well done

Hope the future is kind to you Niall

Well done you must be trilled

Well done Niamh best wishes for the future

Good luck Niall you deserve it . take 1 day at a time

Well done Niall proud of you man. You are very brave to share this post. Hope you are getting the help you need All the best for the future.

Best of luck niall keep ur head up x x👍👍👍👍👍👍

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January 1st, 7:01 pm

The first steps of change can be frightening for people who are battling mental health and addiction issues but 2018 hold so much hope for Liz, a resident in one of our High Support Houses. She has made the big decision to go into treatment for her addiction.

“She was lonely going, a little scared even but once she got there she was fine. She was worried about what was ahead but she’s settling in now. We’re really hoping she’s going to get through it and we’ll keep in touch with her to see if she needs our support,” Aisling, her support worker says.

You’re with Liz every step of the way on her journey out of homelessness and we can’t thank you enough. A new year brings with it new changes for people but with your support and belief we can end homelessness for good. Believe in people.
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The first steps of change can be frightening for people who are battling mental health and addiction issues but 2018 hold so much hope for Liz, a resident in one of our High Support Houses. She has made the big decision to go into treatment for her addiction.“She was lonely going, a little scared even but once she got there she was fine. She was worried about what was ahead but she’s settling in now. We’re really hoping she’s going to get through it and we’ll keep in touch with her to see if she needs our support,” Aisling, her support worker says.You’re with Liz every step of the way on her journey out of homelessness and we can’t thank you enough. A new year brings with it new changes for people but with your support and belief we can end homelessness for good. Believe in people.

December 31st, 7:10 pm

As the year draws to a close we want to say a big Thank You to everyone who has supported us this year. Our volunteers, donors, staff and residents.

Whatever you did to help end homelessness this year; organising events, volunteering or donating. We want to say thank you for your support throughout the year. Thank you for believing in people.
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As the year draws to a close we want to say a big Thank You to everyone who has supported us this year. Our volunteers, donors, staff and residents.Whatever you did to help end homelessness this year; organising events, volunteering or donating. We want to say thank you for your support throughout the year. Thank you for believing in people.

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Sending you all best wishes for the new year..

Happy New Year to you

You're welcome and I would do it all again😘

Happy returns to ye all best of luck for the new year🎆🎆🎆😈😈😈

Well done caring for the homeless.

Well done to Cork Simon Community, always there.

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December 29th, 1:27 pm

WIN TWO TICKETS to The West Cork Women’s Little Christmas Lunch that is taking place in The Celtic Ross Hotel on Saturday 06 January 2018. Simply like this poster and tag a friend you would like to accompany you. Winners will be announced on New Years Day. ... See MoreSee Less

WIN TWO TICKETS to The West Cork Women’s Little Christmas Lunch that is taking place in The Celtic Ross Hotel on Saturday 06 January 2018. Simply like this poster and tag a friend you would like to accompany you. Winners will be announced on New Years Day.

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I think I should win this I'm from West cork oh I so love the Celtic Ross hotel worked there wen I was 16 have not bin their since Neill Sheehan

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Carmel Beecher

I would love to bring my daughter Bethany. Spend some quality mother and daughter time together

Eileen O Leary

Sylvia Harrington

Would love it have always loved and been involved with #Simon I'd love to take my lovely sister Bernadette Roche who badly needs a Break keep up the good work xx

Liked & shared Yvonne Egan 🙏🏻👌🌺

Beryl Abbott

I would bring my sister Claire Crowley! Liked, shared and tagged

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Lorraine Mahon liked and shared 🙏🙏🙏

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Denise Greene id love to take

Michelle O'Leary

I would bring the gorgeous Clare O'Sullivan for an early bday celebration 🤞

Marion O' Donovan

Caitríona O'Sullivan

Catherine Wycherley 💗💛💙💚👜👗😊🎉🍸🍹🍾xxx

Fingers crossed ❤❤❤😊😊😊

Would love to win and celebrate my birthday the day before. Love to take my sister Nicola Decourcy

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December 28th, 6:53 pm

Cork people always support each other and we see the difference your support makes every day and so does full time volunteer, Alvaro.

“The place is full, we get so many donations, people are very kind during Christmas. The people in our Emergency Shelter notice it, it makes the place feel more Christmassy. They know someone took the time to think of them. Even though they don’t know them people are thinking of them and they appreciate it, we all appreciate it.”

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, or supported us this Christmas. It does make a difference and one person at a time we will end homelessness together. Believe in People,
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Cork people always support each other and we see the difference your support makes every day and so does full time volunteer, Alvaro.“The place is full, we get so many donations, people are very kind during Christmas. The people in our Emergency Shelter notice it, it makes the place feel more Christmassy. They know someone took the time to think of them. Even though they don’t know them people are thinking of them and they appreciate it, we all appreciate it.”Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, or supported us this Christmas. It does make a difference and one person at a time we will end homelessness together. Believe in People,

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I do hope homelessness will end some day but. It will take more. Than. Money too the archive This more needs to be done in our schools at all levalsp




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