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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 57 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 13.7% 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 2018 the Shelter accommodated an average of 57 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.

Want to get Involved?
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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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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May 23rd, 8:00 am

⛳️Best of luck to all the teams partaking in Cork Simon’s Annual Golf Classic in Monkstown Golf Club today!🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♂️

This is the 14th anniversary of the Golf Classic and has been kindly organised by Arup and the Cork Simon Golf Classic Committee. #BelieveInPeople
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⛳️Best of luck to all the teams partaking in Cork Simon’s Annual Golf Classic in Monkstown Golf Club today!🏌️‍♀️🏌️‍♂️ 

This is the 14th anniversary of the Golf Classic and has been kindly organised by Arup and the Cork Simon Golf Classic Committee. #BelieveInPeople
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Cork Simon Community

May 21st, 2:50 pm

Congratulations to Chris who came runner-up in the recent Cork Simon Community essay completion. There was huge competition with over 200 entries from across Munster. 👨🏻‍🎓👍🏻👏🏾💪 ... See MoreSee Less

May 20th, 10:41 am

👏An amazing €150.00 was presented to Cork Simon by Kingston College Mitchelstown students last week - thanks very much for calling to our offices to present this cheque!👏

The students, who are studying QQI Retail Skills at Kingston College Mitchelstown with Ballyhoura Development CLG in partnership with Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB), received tremendous support from their community at their Christmas pop-up shop and their recent coffee pop-up shop in Market Square, Mitchelstown.

Thanks to everyone for their support – it means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork. #BelieveInPeople
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👏An amazing €150.00 was presented to Cork Simon by Kingston College Mitchelstown students last week - thanks very much for calling to our offices to present this cheque!👏

The students, who are studying QQI Retail Skills at Kingston College Mitchelstown with Ballyhoura Development CLG in partnership with Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB), received tremendous support from their community at their Christmas pop-up shop and their recent coffee pop-up shop in Market Square, Mitchelstown. 

Thanks to everyone for their support – it means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork. #BelieveInPeople

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Well done lads great gesture

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May 16th, 2:23 pm

I was thrilled to be involved with Cork Simon Community’s Write For Home competition, and I was blown away by the empathy displayed by the talented young people involved. Their essays, short stories, and poetry demonstrated a keen understanding of the homelessness crisis that our country is facing today.

Caitlin Canavan O’Driscoll’s poem, ‘Music is the medicine of the mind’, was a worthy overall winner (and she’s a fellow west Cork woman!). See below for more and to read her winning entry.

www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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