Our Outreach Team met 54 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork throughout August 2015. An average of over 11 people per night were sleeping rough. So far this year we’ve supported 253 people sleeping rough – an increase of 22% compared to the same eight-month period in 2014. So far this year our Outreach Team has supported more people than ever before surviving in squats and who have 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.