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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.

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May 26th, 7:03 pm

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Is homelessness not in sufficient enough crisis without greedy banks and vulture funds, being facilitated by the Irish Government, to continue to dump more and more hard working families out of their homes?

May 25th, 7:34 pm

The beep, beep of the alarm clock sounds, you struggle to wake, but after a few minutes, you’re up and out and on with the day ahead. A hot shower, a good breakfast and out the door to work.

It’s how many people’s mornings go and for two people staying in our Emergency Shelter that’s how their days are starting too. The beep of the alarm and a good breakfast and out the door to work at their full-time jobs.

Holding down a full time job while living in emergency accommodation is incredibly hard but these two people are doing their best to make sure their address isn’t holding them back in life. A lack of affordable housing in Cork may mean they’re stuck in emergency accommodation for now, but we know with every beeping alarm clock they’re getting closer to a home of their own. #BelieveInPeople
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The beep, beep of the alarm clock sounds, you struggle to wake, but after a few minutes, you’re up and out and on with the day ahead. A hot shower, a good breakfast and out the door to work. 

It’s how many people’s mornings go and for two people staying in our Emergency Shelter that’s how their days are starting too. The beep of the alarm and a good breakfast and out the door to work at their full-time jobs. 

Holding down a full time job while living in emergency accommodation is incredibly hard but these two people are doing their best to make sure their address isn’t holding them back in life. A lack of affordable housing in Cork may mean they’re stuck in emergency accommodation for now, but we know with every beeping alarm clock they’re getting closer to a home of their own.  #BelieveInPeople

May 24th, 7:35 pm

There were no surprises in our RED C Poll on the Private Rented Housing Market. 75% of people believe the Government is not doing enough to make sure that rent is affordable. 72% are concerned about homelessness in Ireland as a result of rising rent and reduced supply in the rental market. 70% of people believe that the government is not doing enough to protect those that are already in private rented accommodation.

The housing crisis is affecting all of us.

We want to hear your experiences of the private rented market – please share them in the comments below - make your voice heard. #SimonLockedOut
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May 22nd, 7:13 pm

Trying to find a home in the private rented market at the best of times is very difficult; when you’re homeless it’s almost impossible. It drains people’s hope of any chance of leaving homelessness behind them. Listen to Mary's experience and share your own in the comments below. People Deserve Better. ... See MoreSee Less

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My God this is so so sad to ear!

I think when you couple it with knowing that you'll never again own property of your own, and you are working, trying to make things better. It takes the soul right out of you...And the little things that you took for granted when you had a place, Like being able to cook for your family, or do a load of laundry quickly in the washer, instead of by hand in the bathroom sink, or even taking the dog for a walk, these are the things you miss the most...

Aw this is terrible and so unfair the landlords of today are just so greedy and don't care about anyones lives all these people want to to live in a home of their own

I hope u get a place very soon x❤

It's so sad and could happen to any of us

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May 20th, 3:50 pm

Do you feel like you’ve been locked out of the rental market? Are spiraling rents forcing you out of the private rental market? Are you having problems finding a private rented home? We want to hear your experiences - comment below and share to show you’re support for a fairer rental system for all. #simonlockedout ... See MoreSee Less



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