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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 60 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 5.5% in the last 12 months; 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.

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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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February 19th, 8:00 am

“The presentation made me think about how lucky I am. I have food, a warm house, a comfy bed and more, while others are not so lucky.” Thanks to pupils at St Anthony’s Primary School, Ballinlough, for sharing their views on the homelessness and housing crisis with us. St Anthony’s are long-standing supporters of Cork Simon. 💬 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

“The presentation made me think about how lucky I am. I have food, a warm house, a comfy bed and more, while others are not so lucky.” Thanks to pupils at St Anthony’s Primary School, Ballinlough, for sharing their views on the homelessness and housing crisis with us. St Anthony’s are long-standing supporters of Cork Simon. 💬 👍

February 18th, 7:56 am

▶️ Watch this clip to see the development of a new skill! 👏🏽 Some of our residents have started a new creative project – a stone carving of a “Fáilte” (“Welcome”) sign. They, and their tutor Tommy, are enjoying this work-in-progress and we are looking forward to seeing the carving when it is displayed in a few weeks! ☺️ 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

February 17th, 8:00 am

Our 5th Annual Coffee Morning campaign has officially launched! ☕ 🧁 Get together for a cuppa and help fight homelessness this March. Share your snaps and follow the fun using #coffeemorning #corksimon and #coolbeans. Sign up now and set a date: ow.ly/WvQv50yllAA ... See MoreSee Less

Our 5th Annual Coffee Morning campaign has officially launched! ☕ 🧁 Get together for a cuppa and help fight homelessness this March. Share your snaps and follow the fun using #CoffeeMorning #CorkSimon and #CoolBeans. Sign up now and set a date: http://ow.ly/WvQv50yllAA

February 14th, 8:00 am

Blackwater Motor Company took part in Cork Simon’s Christmas Jumper Day on 19 December and successfully raised €815! Thank you all very much for your kind support which will provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness in Cork. 👏🏽 ... See MoreSee Less

Blackwater Motor Company took part in Cork Simon’s Christmas Jumper Day on 19 December and successfully raised €815! Thank you all very much for your kind support which will provide essential services to people experiencing homelessness in Cork. 👏🏽
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