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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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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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August 20th, 7:27 pm

From chaos to calm. That’s what Sean’s move to one of our High Support Houses was like after years of homelessness.
His support worker Kat says Sean is a quiet addition to the house, preferring the calm of the back garden to the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.

“He’s a man of few words. He sits in the back garden and enjoys the sun. It’s been really good to see him making friends in the house and people helping him settle in. He really enjoys sitting out the back in peace, watching the world go by.”
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From chaos to calm. That’s what Sean’s move to one of our High Support Houses was like after years of homelessness.  
His support worker Kat says Sean is a quiet addition to the house, preferring the calm of the back garden to the hustle and bustle of the kitchen. 

“He’s a man of few words. He sits in the back garden and enjoys the sun. It’s been really good to see him making friends in the house and people helping him settle in. He really enjoys sitting out the back in peace, watching the world go by.”

August 17th, 7:25 pm

Yoga in the Park just keeps on getting bigger and better thanks to the sunshine we’ve had this year! Please join us again for another Saturday morning of yoga at 10.00am in Fitzgerald’s Park!

Yoga teacher, Emer is proud of what the Cork Yoga community has achieved this year and wants you to know how important it is you keep stretching you heart Yoga in the Park.

Don’t forget to check the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork page for updates on the weather ahead of Saturday’s class.
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August 16th, 7:07 pm

What Alex did with his €10 treat-money will warm the cockles of your heart! His Dad, Ken Gould, told us: “We were at a panto and we got some light-up toys as treats for the boys. But Alex didn’t want one, so we gave him the money instead. Heading back to the car in Paul St, Alex tugged at my jacket and asked, ‘Can I have my money for my treat now?’. He ran back the way we came and gave his €10 to a man who was homeless. He was nine years old at the time. Ever since then he’s been trying to help people who are homeless and make a difference.”

Four years later, Alex continues to do what he can in support of people experiencing homelessness here in Cork. Now 13, Alex and his dad are running the 10km Curragh Chase in Limerick on Saturday. Alex has already raised an amazing €1,014 for Cork Simon but he’s not finished yet, there’s still time to support Alex by donating on his Everyday Hero page: give.everydayhero.com/ie/alex-says-simon

Good Luck on Saturday Alex and Ken - and thank you for believing in people!
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What Alex did with his €10 treat-money will warm the cockles of your heart! His Dad, Ken Gould, told us: “We were at a panto and we got some light-up toys as treats for the boys. But Alex didn’t want one, so we gave him the money instead. Heading back to the car in Paul St, Alex tugged at my jacket and asked, ‘Can I have my money for my treat now?’. He ran back the way we came and gave his €10 to a man who was homeless. He was nine years old at the time.  Ever since then he’s been trying to help people who are homeless and make a difference.”
 
Four years later, Alex continues to do what he can in support of people experiencing homelessness here in Cork.  Now 13, Alex and his dad are running the 10km Curragh Chase in Limerick on Saturday. Alex has already raised an amazing €1,014 for Cork Simon but he’s not finished yet, there’s still time to support Alex by donating on his Everyday Hero page: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/alex-says-simon
 
Good Luck on Saturday Alex and Ken -  and thank you for believing in people!

 

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Well done Alex we are all so proud of you !!!

Well done Alex. Very thoughtful

Well done u are a credit to ur parents 👍

Wow,well done to you all 🤘🤘

Well done Alex

Well done young man, good Greystones blood in ya 😜😜.

Very thoughtful Alex, well done u

Alex you are fantastic best of luck on Saturday 😊

Tanya you're doing a great job there. He's fantastic xx

Oooh he’s done well 👍🏼

What an amazing young man... you are a credit to your parents Alex ❤❤ please keep up the good work as the world needs more ppl like you xxxxxx ❤❤

Well done Alex. Kindness is everything in life and you have it for sure 💕

Well done kid, epic stuff

💙 you should be one proud momma Tanya xx

You’re an extraordinary young man Alex!

Well done guys

Watch this space .. your boy will do great things x

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August 15th, 7:29 pm

Alex was attending one of our Employment and Training courses when his instructor, Don, noticed that he was coming to class hungry. Alex had nothing left for food after spending all his income on rent.

Sign Up today to a Great Cork Simon Supper and make a difference: www.corksimon.ie/supper
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August 14th, 7:11 pm

Nora works in our shelter. She’s on the evening shift and the Soup Run is about to start. She spots Tim in the queue outside the door. He’s a regular to the Soup Run and she knows him well. Then Nora spots his companion, Ollie, Tim’s dog and best friend.

Tim won’t come in and sit down tonight because of Ollie - the crowds are too much for him, so Nora parcels up a dinner for Tim to take away with him.

Tim is just one of 27 people using the Soup Run that night. Some people need the Soup Run because all their money goes to pay their rent and have nothing left for food. Some don’t have a bed to sleep in tonight and are hoping our Emergency Shelter will have a room for them. Everyone has their own story to tell.

Our Soup Run is there every night of the year to support everyone turning to us for help with a simple hot meal, a kind word and a supportive person like Nora to turn to when people need it most.
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Nora works in our shelter. She’s on the evening shift and the Soup Run is about to start. She spots Tim in the queue outside the door. He’s a regular to the Soup Run and she knows him well. Then Nora spots his companion, Ollie, Tim’s dog and best friend. 

Tim won’t come in and sit down tonight because of Ollie - the crowds are too much for him, so Nora parcels up a dinner for Tim to take away with him. 

Tim is just one of 27 people using the Soup Run that night. Some people need the Soup Run because all their money goes to pay their rent and have nothing left for food. Some don’t have a bed to sleep in tonight and are hoping our Emergency Shelter will have a room for them.  Everyone has their own story to tell.

Our Soup Run is there every night of the year to support everyone turning to us for help with a simple hot meal, a kind word and a supportive person like Nora to turn to when people need it most.
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