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Homelessness in Cork

Our Outreach Team recorded an average of 17 people per night sleeping rough on the streets of Cork throughout August 2016 – up 17% compared to June & July 2016 and up 58% in 12 months. As our emergency shelter continues to operate well above capacity, people are ending up spending longer periods of time sleeping rough. Throughout August 2016 our Outreach Team supported 7 people surviving in squats around Cork and 26 people ‘Staying with Friends’. People Deserve Better.

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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.


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September 27th, 12:55 pm

Trying to find a home when you're homeless. Experiences of homelessness, experiences of trying to find housing, the barriers they have faced and the toll it takes - Cork Simon residents tell it as it is. Please watch and share. #hometruths ... See MoreSee Less

Trying to find a home when you’re homeless – Cork Simon residents tell it as it is. September 2016.

Sinead Mulcahy, Bob Donovan and 23 others like this

Marcus Mc CannCork Simon chief discloses his salary of €89,800 ....... this is where the bucket collection is going

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Marcus Mc Cann

Jamie O LearyIts very true that the government puts obstacles and dont help. Rent allowance mention ends the conversation. Landlords dont want to know due to past tenants wrecking places. Was basically homeless few years back when i broke up with ex wife.. Had nowhere only for my father taking me in but lots dont have that.

13 hours ago
Jamie O Leary

Stuart Victor Putleythe 1st people to help me were st Vincent de Paul and i stand by them, just a personnel experience, and i dont think i would be where i am today without them...

8 hours ago
Stuart Victor Putley

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September 26th, 2:55 pm

Cork Simon Community added 3 new photos — with Gillian Marshall.

Our #cuttheredtape Pop Up Protest caught the eye of passers by on Patrick Street this morning. Made up of twelve life-size images of Cork Simon service users, we hope this protest will highlight the everyday red tape people experience when they are homeless and trying to find a home. Please take a stand also and show your solidarity with people who are homeless by sharing this and changing your profile pic at www.cuttheredtape.ie. It's time to #cuttheredtape. Keep an eye out for the protest - it will pop up throughout the city this #SimonWeek.
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Our #cuttheredtape Pop Up Protest caught the eye of passers by on Patrick Street this morning. Made up of twelve life-size images of Cork Simon service users, we hope this protest will highlight the everyday red tape people experience when they are homeless and trying to find a home. Please take a stand also and show your solidarity with people who are homeless by sharing this and changing your profile pic at www.cuttheredtape.ie. Its time to #cuttheredtape. Keep an eye out for the protest - it will pop up throughout the city this #SimonWeek.

Anna Lynch, Nora Marie O Keeffe and 23 others like this

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Loai LeeI could not be more proud of Cork Simon. You are doing a great job. I certainly take off my hat to you all. I genuinely hope that Minster Mr Coveney is continuing to support you guys. Well done. Happy to be naturalised Irish👍🏼 Special well done to the Communications and Campaign Team.

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Aoife Ní SpengemáinGreat campaign!

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Kay O SullivanWell done

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Ronnie GriffinWell done guys

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Páraic SimpsonBrilliant idea well done.

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Eleanor Boardwell done

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Mary BirchWell done and hope change will follow very soon

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Elaine Carrollhope it helps and correct action is taken to home these people. well done simon

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Joy Linda CoyleGreat campaign

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Mary Corbett O RourkeWell done

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Andreia ValimWell done, 🌼💝

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Lisa CoadeWell done xx

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Hannah O' SullivanBrill idea!

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Geraldine KellyFAB!

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Nicki KitteringhamFab idea 😀

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September 21st, 12:52 pm

There are almost 200,000 homes lying empty while over 7,000 people are without a home of their own. Stand with Simon and change your profile picture to demand an end to the bureaucracy and red tape. Visit www.cuttheredtape.ie to take action today. ... See MoreSee Less

There are almost 200,000 homes lying empty while over 7,000 people are without a home of their own. Stand with Simon and change your profile picture to demand an end to the bureaucracy and red tape. Visit www.cuttheredtape.ie to take action today.

September 19th, 12:10 pm

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Fenn's Quay Cookery Demonstration

Thu Oct 27th, 2016, 7:00PM

Kingsley Hotel

Following the sell-out success of last year’s cookery demonstration evening in aid of Cork Simon, we are delighted to once again run this fun culinary event, in aid of people who are homeless.This year Kate Lawlor, Head Chef at Fenn’s Quay will demonstrate five dishes from her Fenn’s Quay Restaurant Menu which features local produce and recipes.The evening at the Kingsley Hotel will begin with a wine reception and light bites and the night will close with a raffle of lovely food related prizes.Tickets are €30 and available from Kerry in Cork Simon – kerry.macmahon@corksimon.ie / 021 4929410.The proceeds of the night will support Cork Simon’s Employment and Training Programme.

Fenns Quay Cookery Demonstration

September 15th, 2:28 pm

Welcome to our new full time volunteers Rosa, Henrike, Kerstin, Marco and Roxane, snapped during their break from Manual Handling Training. We're very lucky to have dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers join us from across the globe. Hope you all enjoy your time with Cork Simon! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to our new full time volunteers Rosa, Henrike, Kerstin, Marco and Roxane, snapped during their break from Manual Handling Training. Were very lucky to have dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers join us from across the globe. Hope you all enjoy your time with Cork Simon!



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