Our Outreach Team met 41 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in December 2015. An average of over 5 people per night were sleeping rough. Throughout 2015 we supported 345 people sleeping rough – a 21% increase compared to 2014, and a 96% increase compared to 2013. Last year our Outreach Team supported more people than ever before surviving in squats and people who have 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.