Our Outreach Team met 56 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in May 2015 – an increase of 6% compared to the same time a year ago. We recorded an average of almost 9 people per night sleeping rough in May 2015 – little change compared to the previous month. Our Outreach Team supported 10 people surviving in squats and another 46 people who had no choice but to stay with friends. People deserve better.
From street to home, Cork Simon Community stays with people for as long as they need us. Our Homeless Emergency Support Services work with people one-to-one, responding to all of their needs with the aim of housing people as quickly as possible. Our Housing and Support Services work with people to maintain their tenancies in housing appropriate to their needs, and to support them to reconnect with family and the wider community.