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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 2017 the Shelter accommodated an average of 53 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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November 7th, 7:16 pm

Take one formidable brother-sister bond. Throw in a budding creative talent and an unshakable social conscience. The result is a force for change now and, no doubt, long into the future.

Young Andrew and Emily have put their considerable creative talents to work by selling their abstract artwork and raising an impressive €150 to help fight homelessness here in Cork. Their proud Mam, Donna, says she wants her budding young Picasso’s to see that they can make a difference: “It’s good for them to realise how lucky they are and to see how important it is to try to help others, no matter how small the contribution.”

Thank you, Andrew and Emily, for being that difference; for helping to make this a brighter, more colourful and more caring place. Believe in People.
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Take one formidable brother-sister bond. Throw in a budding creative talent and an unshakable social conscience. The result is a force for change now and, no doubt, long into the future.  

Young Andrew and Emily have put their considerable creative talents to work by selling their abstract artwork and raising an impressive €150 to help fight homelessness here in Cork.  Their proud Mam, Donna, says she wants her budding young Picasso’s to see that they can make a difference: “It’s good for them to realise how lucky they are and to see how important it is to try to help others, no matter how small the contribution.” 

Thank you, Andrew and Emily, for being that difference; for helping to make this a brighter, more colourful and more caring place. Believe in People.Image attachment

 

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Well done Andrew and Emily xxx

Well done Andrew and Emily

Fantastic Donna Welch well done to Emily and Andrew on a thoughtful gesture

Aww Donna Welch, that's fantastic, well done Andrew and Emily 💕

Well done Andrew and Emily 👏 👏

Donna Welch that is just fantastic, well done to Andrew and Emily. Xx

Two Superstars Donna xx

Fantastic Andrew and Emily, well done. We're all so proud of you both.

Brilliant job Andrew and Emily! Well done guys!

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October 26th, 7:44 pm

“Cork people are proud of their city, so when we see the challenges and injustices that homelessness throws up, I think we just want to try in some small way to help.”

A year ago, Garrett joined our team as a Soup Run volunteer, covering Thursday nights. He joined because he wanted to help.

"Every day, as I went to work, I’d see people sleeping out on the streets. It’s not right and that’s why I started volunteering on the Soup Run."

With your support our volunteers, like Garrett, can give people who need it a warm, hearty meal at our Soup Run. They can sit and talk with people who need someone to turn to. None of this would be possible with your support of the Soup Run. Thank you for believing in people.
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“Cork people are proud of their city, so when we see the challenges and injustices that homelessness throws up, I think we just want to try in some small way to help.”

A year ago, Garrett joined our team as a Soup Run volunteer, covering Thursday nights. He joined because he wanted to help. 

Every day, as I went to work, I’d see people sleeping out on the streets. It’s not right and that’s why I started volunteering on the Soup Run.

With your support our volunteers, like Garrett, can give people who need it a warm, hearty meal at our Soup Run. They can sit and talk with people who need someone to turn to. None of this would be possible with your support of the Soup Run. Thank you for believing in people.

 

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October 22nd, 7:45 pm

A big céad míle fáilte to Marlene and Janne who have joined us from Germany as full-time volunteers.

Marlene and Janne are two of our 17 full time volunteers from the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Serbia and New Zealand. Our volunteers work alongside our staff supporting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless here in Cork.

Volunteers founded Cork Simon in 1971 - the first volunteers organised a nightly Soup Run – a service that volunteers still run every night of the year.

47 years later volunteers remain at the heart of everything we do, without them we wouldn't be Cork Simon. Thank you for believing in people.
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A big céad míle fáilte to Marlene and Janne who have joined us from Germany as full-time volunteers. 

Marlene and Janne are two of our 17 full time volunteers from the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Serbia and New Zealand. Our volunteers work alongside our staff supporting people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless here in Cork. 

Volunteers founded Cork Simon in 1971 - the first volunteers organised a nightly Soup Run – a service that volunteers still run every night of the year.

47 years later volunteers remain at the heart of everything we do, without them we wouldnt be Cork Simon. Thank you for believing in people.Image attachment

October 18th, 7:47 pm

Are you a budding young writer in secondary school in Cork or Kerry or do you know one?

If so let them know about the Cork Simon’s Young Writers Awards – #WriteforHome.

We are inviting students to compose a 500-800-word essay, short story or poem on the theme of homelessness. The winner will receive a laptop and have their entry published in the Irish Examiner.

For more information and to find out how to enter visit: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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Are you a budding young writer in secondary school in Cork or Kerry or do you know one? 

If so let them know about the Cork Simon’s Young Writers Awards – #WriteforHome.  

We are inviting students to compose a 500-800-word essay, short story or poem on the theme of homelessness. The winner will receive a laptop and have their entry published in the Irish Examiner. 

For more information and to find out how to enter visit: https://www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/

 

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