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Cork is playing its part
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 57 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 13.7% 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 2018 the Shelter accommodated an average of 57 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

Upcoming Events


Join us at one of our upcoming events in aid of Cork Simon

 

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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February 13th, 8:21 am

Kathy D’Arcy, poet and creative writing teacher, shares tips on freestyle writing for Cork Simon’s #WriteForHome competition.

Grab yourself a big notebook and prepare to write without stopping and see how ideas start to come together. 🖊️

💻 *Watch this #WriteForHome vlog for more advice on stream of consciousness writing*

⌚️There is still time to get your entries in with five weeks to go to the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019. ⌚️ Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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February 11th, 8:30 am

In this #WriteForHome vlog, writer Paul Casey advises budding poets to read their poem out loud to iron out any creases in their drafts. 🖊️

What is the tone of your poem? What does it sound like? Are you communicating the theme clearly?

💻 *Watch this vlog for some guidance*

⌚️There is still time to get your entries in with six weeks to go to the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019. ⌚️ Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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February 4th, 4:18 pm

€2,083 was raised by 18 dedicated 5th Year students in McEgan College by way of a raffle and market stall in Macroom recently.

What a great achievement - Big thanks to you all and your teacher Mr O'Driscoll for your hard work and sales skills!

Your support and donation are greatly appreciated and mean a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork.

Pictured: Students, teacher Padraig O'Driscoll, Niamh Quain (Cork Simon Education Sector Co-Ordinator) and principal Patricia Lynam.
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€2,083 was raised by 18 dedicated 5th Year students in McEgan College by way of a raffle and market stall in Macroom recently. 

What a great achievement - Big thanks to you all and your teacher Mr ODriscoll for your hard work and sales skills! 

Your support and donation are greatly appreciated and mean a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork.

Pictured: Students, teacher Padraig ODriscoll, Niamh Quain (Cork Simon Education Sector Co-Ordinator) and principal Patricia Lynam.

 

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Great work!!! Well done everybody!!!

January 31st, 11:42 am

*Watch this vlog* Are you looking for some inspiration for Cork Simon’s #WriteForHome competition? Are you finding it difficult to put pen to paper? Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice has some helpful tips on facing the daunting white page and how to use the photo poster as a writing guide.

The creative process is subjective “but it is not something to be afraid of,” encourages Gabriel. “The picture is a collage which is made up of little bits of paper and material, so you bring the bits of yourself to it. Have you had experience of seeing somebody homeless? Have you seen somebody on the streets? Have you seen somebody in a bad state? These people should be helped. These people can be helped. You can help by writing about them and about your experiences. Whatever it says to you, write it.”

⌚️There is still time to get your entries in with seven weeks to go to the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019.⌚️ Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/

Happy writing! 🖋💻
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January 30th, 9:06 am

An incredible €321.41 was raised by students at St Colman's Community College, Midleton in support of Cork Simon when they took part in a walk recently. 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️

We hope the walk was fun and great exercise!

Your support and donation are greatly appreciated and will help to support people experiencing homelessness in Cork. Thanks very much to all the students and their teacher John Ring! 👏
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An incredible €321.41 was raised by students at St Colmans Community College, Midleton in support of Cork Simon when they took part in a walk recently. 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️

We hope the walk was fun and great exercise!

Your support and donation are greatly appreciated and will help to support people experiencing homelessness in Cork. Thanks very much to all the students and their teacher John Ring! 👏Image attachment
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