Cork Simon Community is registered in Ireland as a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital.
Cork Simon Community has a Memorandum and Articles of Association, which can be downloaded HERE.
Cork Simon Community is owned by its members. Membership is open to any person who embraces the values of Cork Simon and has volunteered with Cork Simon Community. Membership is also open to residents of Cork Simon and people who use our services.
A voluntary Board of Directors is elected from among the membership of the company. The Director of Cork Simon reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Our Director, Dermot Kavanagh, reports directly to the Board of Directors. The management team works with Dermot in running Cork Simon’s day-to-day operations:
Cork Simon Community is committed to and follows a number of voluntary codes and practices, including:
Cork Simon is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
The Statement exists to:
We have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.
Cork Simon Community’s annual accounts are independently audited every year by PricewaterhouseCoopers. We prepare our accounts in accordance with Irish accounting standards and with reference to the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities.
This is a comprehensive framework that enables us to explain what we aim to do, how we go about it and what we achieve.
You can download and view our most recent audited accounts (2017) HERE.
Cork Simon Community’s Board of Directors have signed up to the Governance Code for Voluntary Organisations – a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. View our Governance Code Principles Statement HERE and read more about the code HERE.
Cork Simon’s Board of Directors have also signed up to the Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies. The Code assists housing bodies to improve their governance, management and financial capabilities. You can read more about this code HERE.
Cork Simon follows the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for youth work – a support and development tool for youth work.
Read the framework HERE.
Cork Simon follows best practice as set out in Putting People First – a good practice handbook for homeless services.
Read more about Putting People First HERE
Cork Simon is working to become compliant with QuADs (Quality Standards in Alcohol and Drug Services) – the national quality standard framework for HSE Addiction Services in Ireland.
Read more about QuADs HERE.
Cork Simon is working towards accreditation with Investing in Volunteers – the national quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.
Read more about Investing in Volunteers HERE.