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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.

Want to get Involved?
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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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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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December 10th, 7:40 pm

Will you be one of the thousands of businesses, schools and workplaces across Cork to help fight homelessness this Christmas?
Technically Write IT joined the Jumper Joy and know that their Cork Simon Jumper Day makes a real difference in the lives of people who are homeless at Christmas.

Emma who took part in Technically Write IT’s Jumper Day said; “The Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day is great fun and allows the whole office to get into the Christmas spirit. It is often said that the spirit of Christmas is in the giving, and what better way to give to such a great charity than dressing up in silly jumpers for the day?”

There’s still time for you to sign up today and be part of Cork’s fight to end homelessness: www.corksimon.ie/jumper-day/
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Will you be one of the thousands of businesses, schools and workplaces across Cork to help fight homelessness this Christmas?
Technically Write IT joined the Jumper Joy and know that their Cork Simon Jumper Day makes a real difference in the lives of people who are homeless at Christmas.Emma who took part in Technically Write IT’s Jumper Day said; “The Cork Simon Christmas Jumper Day is great fun and allows the whole office to get into the Christmas spirit. It is often said that the spirit of Christmas is in the giving, and what better way to give to such a great charity than dressing up in silly jumpers for the day?”There’s still time for you to sign up today and be part of Cork’s fight to end homelessness: http://www.corksimon.ie/jumper-day/

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Etain Hanrahan

December 5th, 7:19 pm

The almost permanent sunny smile that Full-Time Volunteer, Alvaro, wears every day doesn’t go unnoticed. “My favourite moment of volunteering was when the residents gave me a card for my birthday – inside the card were all these messages from the people I work with every day, the people I try to help – so I know what they’re going through. I know how heavy a burden they often carry - and they took the time to write me a birthday card! Inside were messages saying how much they appreciated me coming here to Ireland from Spain, how they appreciated my help and that I was always smiling and cheerful. I’ll never throw that card away. There’s nothing anyone could give me that would ever equal that card. Volunteering here is special. We really are a community- not just of volunteers and staff but with the people we work with too. We’re one big community and it’s been the best thing.”

On International Volunteer Day we salute all our volunteers from Ireland and from around the world. Thank you for every smile you have helped plant on people’s faces, for every minute you have given to making life that much better for people experiencing homelessness. Without you we wouldn’t be Cork Simon. Happy International Volunteer Day.
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The almost permanent sunny smile that Full-Time Volunteer, Alvaro, wears every day doesn’t go unnoticed. “My favourite moment of volunteering was when the residents gave me a card for my birthday – inside the card were all these messages from the people I work with every day, the people I try to help – so I know what they’re going through. I know how heavy a burden they often carry - and they took the time to write me a birthday card! Inside were messages saying how much they appreciated me coming here to Ireland from Spain, how they appreciated my help and that I was always smiling and cheerful. I’ll never throw that card away. There’s nothing anyone could give me that would ever equal that card. Volunteering here is special. We really are a community- not just of volunteers and staff but with the people we work with too. We’re one big community and it’s been the best thing.”On International Volunteer Day we salute all our volunteers from Ireland and from around the world. Thank you for every smile you have helped plant on people’s faces, for every minute you have given to making life that much better for people experiencing homelessness.   Without you we wouldn’t be Cork Simon. Happy International Volunteer Day.

December 4th, 7:40 pm

Matt watches the rain lashing off the windows from inside our High Support House in Blackrock; “I was nearly dead when I came out here. I was drinking myself to an early grave. I arrived here in June and you wouldn’t think it now looking at me but I’ve put on a load of weight. Only for the Simon I’d be dead years ago. They were always there.”

Matt has spent the last year focusing on putting his life back together after 15 years of homelessness. He couldn’t have come this far without your support and your belief that he could do it. Thank you for believing in People.
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Matt watches the rain lashing off the windows from inside our High Support House in Blackrock; “I was nearly dead when I came out here. I was drinking myself to an early grave.  I arrived here in June and you wouldn’t think it now looking at me but I’ve put on a load of weight. Only for the Simon I’d be dead years ago. They were always there.”Matt has spent the last year focusing on putting his life back together after 15 years of homelessness. He couldn’t have come this far without your support and your belief that he could do it. Thank you for believing in People.

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Thank you for what you do

Well done Simon Thank. 🎅🎅🎅

December 3rd, 6:07 pm

Winter Night Shelter
Just a few weeks ago we opened a new Winter Night Shelter with 15 extra beds at our Day Centre. Our Night Worker, Emily has seen the difference those 15 beds have made to people.

As Emily says:"It may be a temporary fix but it's a temporary fix at the time it's needed the most."
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Cork Simon are great

Well done

Emily Barrett looking great

Well done

Well done Emily and Cork Simon, you are life savers.

Good on you Emily, well done!!!

Well done

Brilliant work Emily x

Emily Barrett well done xXxX

Well done to the staff of Cork Simon ye do fantastic work ye deserve so much credit for everything ye do

Amazing Emily, proud to have you as a colleague!! Keep up the good work! ❤️

Well done

Thats great news fair play to one and all❣️

Well done Emily and Cork Simon

Fair play to ye all. Brilliant

Well done Emily x

Well done

Well done

Well. done. Emily. Cork Simon. are brilliant xxx👍👍👍👍

Great work

Marian Clancy

Well done Emily and all involved

A great Cork charity...

Great stuff Emily!!! X

Well done Cork Simon. Doing what the government should be doing. You are wonderful and I have been glad to contribute to your success over the years.

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December 2nd, 9:58 am

Please will you donate €25, or whatever you can afford, to help someone who is homeless in Cork?
www.corksimon.ie/donate/
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Please will you donate €25, or whatever you can afford, to help someone who is homeless in Cork?
https://www.corksimon.ie/donate/

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Myself and my angling friends ran a fundraiser recently thru my angling group on facebook cork sea anglers. Well make our donation when I've gathered the money.

Yes I Will call into Boreenmanna Road soon.

Yes i do it every year happy christmas magsxxxxx

Yes

Yes

Why that 25€ ? It's a so badly thought campaign I reckon... As a result I'll contribute to nothing and will give to other charities

the govemmente are at folt here they robbed from us €260...00000000000 bil a the cost of living is gonn thure the roof no homes bee bould no hoeptial bads a noting left for your poeple only the screep of the table from F...E U a the scum bags how sold out

25€ or whatever u can afford Charlie whats the problem

Bullshit! What difference is that going to make? If you really want to make a change, why don't you come out on the street and protest with me?

The government minutes should give €25 or more, they can well aford it, they get more than anyone

Yes I will!

Charlie Ponchon ???? This is a registered charity and you can see where the money is going yes I can donate 25 euro thank god

Ask prison service seems they have plenty money to do up criminals cells so they can be close to family!!!!! What a funny system

Yes I will gladly

Done so last week and will do again x

Aaron Oshaughnessy

It's so wrong it could be any of us in the morning

Simon has not built a single house despite collecting over 100 million in the past years

Coffee morning bring and buy etc in aid of Simon Community in Saleen School on Sat December 9th please pass the word

Thanks for promoting this great cause Chris, donation made very happy to do so

I would; but do they get it

Yes so very sad

Bernice Falvey Cotter here mam

I did already

I will give but I can't afford that much

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