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Homelessness in Cork

Our Outreach Team recorded an average of 17 people per night sleeping rough on the streets of Cork throughout August 2016 – up 17% compared to June & July 2016 and up 58% in 12 months. As our emergency shelter continues to operate well above capacity, people are ending up spending longer periods of time sleeping rough. Throughout August 2016 our Outreach Team supported 7 people surviving in squats around Cork and 26 people ‘Staying with Friends’. People Deserve Better.

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Home Truths

The Housing and Homeless Crisis in Cork continues to escalate. The scale of that deepening crisis is reflected in the number of people knocking on our door and in the length of time people remain homeless.

The Housing Crisis is driving the Homeless Crisis.

Finding a home is a major problem for many people but an almost impossible barrier to overcome for people experiencing homelessness.


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September 29th, 3:54 pm

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Autumn Opera Live

Fri Oct 7th, 2016, 7:30PM

CIT Cork School of Music

Duets, arias and scenes from beloved operas will be performed by CIT Cork School of Music's Opera Platform, with special guest Cara O'Sullivan. Opera Platform will perform favourites such as SULL’ARIA from Mozart’s the Marriage of Figaro, famously used in the movie Shawshank Redemption. Other well know pieces to be performed include works by Humperdinck, Verdi, and W.A. Mozart with excerpts from the Magic Flute. The concert is presented under the direction of Mary McSweeney with accompanist Tom Doyle. The current crop of young singers includes Keeva O’Mahony, Orlaith Horan, Kate Falvey, Fiona Falvey, Michael Kraus, Eoin Cotter, Pawel Switaj, Matthew Doherty, and Peter O’Reilly. Tickets €15 are available from Pro Musica on Oliver Plunket St and from Kate and Kerry in Cork Simon. Pro Musica: 021 427 1659 Cork Simon: 021 4929 415 / 021 4929410 / kate.hargrave@corksimon.ie All in aid of Cork Simon Community

Autumn Opera Live

September 29th, 12:49 pm

Proud and happy smiles at our annual Awards Ceremony! Congratulations and very best wishes to all 159 people who achieved 363 certificates between them, for their participation in and successful completion of training, education and employment classes and courses over the past 12 months! ... See MoreSee Less

Proud and happy smiles at our annual Awards Ceremony!  Congratulations and very best wishes to all 159 people who achieved 363 certificates between them, for their participation in and successful completion of training, education and employment classes and courses over the past 12 months!

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Veronica O DriscollWell done everyone!

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Eleanor DeanWell done everyone. X

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Evelyn O DonovanAww fantastic !!! Well done you guys

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Sheila ChambersCongratulations to you all! Well done everyone 🎊🎉

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Jean O LearyWell done everyone

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Esther HanleyWell done

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Mar McCullaghGreat achievement well done to all

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Rachael HendleyThat's fantastic, a great boost for your self esteem , you should be very proud of yourselves !

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Charlie CullinaneWell done everyone.

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Sarah Elizabeth BellWell done congrats guys

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John LehaneCongrats all.

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Sondra TwomeyWell done to all

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Lisa HoganWell done to ye all

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Rita BrowneWell done everyone x

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Cáit Ní RíordáinAwesome!!! Congratulations to one and all! I hope any employers reading this will think of them if they are looking for new staff! 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Suzanne KeatingWell done to everyone who achieved their certificate

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Noreen MorrisCongratulations

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Jimk KellyGreat effort guys,, Never say Never until you have tried!!!

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September 28th, 4:21 pm

James, with his life size Pop Up Protest cut-out behind him, speaking to Alison Nulty about his struggle to find housing in Cork. More on UTV's Ireland Live News at 5.30pm. #cuttheredtape ... See MoreSee Less

James, with his life size Pop Up Protest cut-out behind him, speaking to Alison Nulty about his struggle to find housing in Cork. More on UTVs Ireland Live News at 5.30pm. #cuttheredtape

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Loai LeeIt's sad to see that we still have people sleep rough. Continue the hard work Cork Simon, you are doing a terrific job. You should be proud of yourselves. 👍🏼

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Shannon MaddenWell done james keep it up 👏👏👏

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Ryan BucklyWell done james kid

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Ryan BucklyJames Brady

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September 27th, 12:55 pm

Trying to find a home when you're homeless. Experiences of homelessness, experiences of trying to find housing, the barriers they have faced and the toll it takes - Cork Simon residents tell it as it is. Please watch and share. #hometruths ... See MoreSee Less

Trying to find a home when you’re homeless – Cork Simon residents tell it as it is. September 2016.

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Marcus Mc CannCork Simon chief discloses his salary of €89,800 ....... this is where the bucket collection is going

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Jamie O LearyIts very true that the government puts obstacles and dont help. Rent allowance mention ends the conversation. Landlords dont want to know due to past tenants wrecking places. Was basically homeless few years back when i broke up with ex wife.. Had nowhere only for my father taking me in but lots dont have that.

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Stuart Victor Putleythe 1st people to help me were st Vincent de Paul and i stand by them, just a personnel experience, and i dont think i would be where i am today without them...

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Mary HerbertThis is another problem, with the people's generosity, the ones at the top take to much,all the time, while the good decent people give, what does he do for this, ?? The people at Simon are diamonds, God bless every single one of them and I hope the good Lord rewards them , becausE they are life savers, to be homeless must be the worst thing to happen to anyone, and the best people can be homeless through no fault of their own,!!and I also think in Ireland it should not be happening. We are a small Nation, and the Government should be looking after the people, they to. Pocket to much money,!! Build houses and house the homeless, How can anyone be proud to be Irish when their people are dying on the streets, A small Island with no RESPECT??

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Fountain Resource GroupThis might be of some interest to your followers: How Does It Feel To Be On The Streets? www.frg.ie/li…/how-does-it-feel-to-be-on-the-streets/

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Vincent O Callaghana rea problem

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Eleanor CouchUnfortunately thats the way it is with all charity's but most of the people that are working for Simon are Volunteering and lots of them come from abroad.people that do the hard work they need Degrees and PHDs also Masters to deal with these poor people believe me its not an easy job

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Eleanor Couchand they.pay for them themselves the pay is not even that good even with all the degrees

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September 26th, 2:55 pm

Cork Simon Community added 3 new photos — with Gillian Marshall.

Our #cuttheredtape Pop Up Protest caught the eye of passers by on Patrick Street this morning. Made up of twelve life-size images of Cork Simon service users, we hope this protest will highlight the everyday red tape people experience when they are homeless and trying to find a home. Please take a stand also and show your solidarity with people who are homeless by sharing this and changing your profile pic at www.cuttheredtape.ie. It's time to #cuttheredtape. Keep an eye out for the protest - it will pop up throughout the city this #SimonWeek.
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Our #cuttheredtape Pop Up Protest caught the eye of passers by on Patrick Street this morning. Made up of twelve life-size images of Cork Simon service users, we hope this protest will highlight the everyday red tape people experience when they are homeless and trying to find a home. Please take a stand also and show your solidarity with people who are homeless by sharing this and changing your profile pic at www.cuttheredtape.ie. Its time to #cuttheredtape. Keep an eye out for the protest - it will pop up throughout the city this #SimonWeek.

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Loai LeeI could not be more proud of Cork Simon. You are doing a great job. I certainly take off my hat to you all. I genuinely hope that Minster Mr Coveney is continuing to support you guys. Well done. Happy to be naturalised Irish👍🏼 Special well done to the Communications and Campaign Team.

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Aoife Ní SpengemáinGreat campaign!

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Kay O SullivanWell done

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Ronnie GriffinWell done guys

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Páraic SimpsonBrilliant idea well done.

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Eleanor Boardwell done

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Mary BirchWell done and hope change will follow very soon

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Elaine Carrollhope it helps and correct action is taken to home these people. well done simon

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Joy Linda CoyleGreat campaign

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Mary Corbett O RourkeWell done

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Andreia ValimWell done, 🌼💝

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Lisa CoadeWell done xx

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Hannah O' SullivanBrill idea!

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Geraldine KellyFAB!

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Nicki KitteringhamFab idea 😀

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Rebecca LeeMark Corcoran

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Angela HealyYe are great people well done

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Sophie LeahyCiara Cooke

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Aoife MurphyDave O'Keeffe

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