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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 53 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 5.3% 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 2017 the Shelter accommodated an average of 53 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.

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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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September 22nd, 6:26 pm

We’re always looking for those breakthrough moments.

Darko, our outreach worker, is looking for that moment with James. Just a few years ago James had his mental health issues under control. He had a job and a home of his own but now his life has taken a hard turn and he’s homeless.

“It’s a case of slowly engaging with James and hoping that he’ll take the support we are offering and that eventually there’ll be that breakthrough moment.”

We’re helping James on his road back to stability but we couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you for believing in people.
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We’re always looking for those breakthrough moments. 

Darko, our outreach worker, is looking for that moment with James. Just a few years ago James had his mental health issues under control. He had a job and a home of his own but now his life has taken a hard turn and he’s homeless. 

“It’s a case of slowly engaging with James and hoping that he’ll take the support we are offering and that eventually there’ll be that breakthrough moment.”

We’re helping James on his road back to stability but we couldn’t do it without your support. Thank you for believing in people.

 

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How d u become a support worker

September 21st, 7:22 pm

Need an idea for your Great Cork Simon Supper?

Jamie and his colleagues at VMware came up with a way to bring their ‘MasterChef’ dreams to life and make a difference in the lives of people who are affected by homelessness by hosting a pop up restaurant at The Cookery Cottage in Douglas.

You too can make a difference by signing up to the Great Cork Simon Supper: www.corksimon.ie/supper/
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Comment on Facebook

Well done Jamie !

Well done Jamie!

Fantastic Jamie Knoblauch! Well done!

September 20th, 7:26 pm

“You don’t feel as useless. You don’t feel like a nobody. You feel better”

Our Soup Run became a life line for Mick after he lost his job and became homeless.

“The stress when you’re homeless is terrible. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t really function properly. The Soup Run meant everything. I could go in and have a shower or wash my clothes and have a bit to eat. Just knowing that makes an enormous difference. It’s great to have somewhere you feel like they care about you.”

Our Soup Run can be a life-saver for people like Mick. With your support the Soup Run lifts people who are down, raises them up and gives them hope. It helps people to begin the hard work of putting their lives back together again. Thank you for believing in people.
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“You don’t feel as useless. You don’t feel like a nobody. You feel better”

Our Soup Run became a life line for Mick after he lost his job and became homeless.

“The stress when you’re homeless is terrible. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t really function properly. The Soup Run meant everything. I could go in and have a shower or wash my clothes and have a bit to eat. Just knowing that makes an enormous difference. It’s great to have somewhere you feel like they care about you.”

Our Soup Run can be a life-saver for people like Mick. With your support the Soup Run lifts people who are down, raises them up and gives them hope. It helps people to begin the hard work of putting their lives back together again. Thank you for believing in people.

September 19th, 7:45 pm

It’s always great to have your positive contribution to your local community acknowledged!

We’re delighted to congratulate Technically Write IT for being shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence by an SME award.

It's a well-deserved shortlisting for the staff and management at TWi who are being recognised for their tremendous support of our Housing First team.

Best of Luck at the awards TWi and thank you for all you to do to help end homelessness here in Cork.
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September 18th, 7:47 pm

A life changed while helping to change lives.

After nine months of being eleven thousand miles from home, Emma – our full-time volunteer from New Zealand, has had such a life-changing experience that she has decided on a direction when she gets back home.

“I didn’t know anything about addiction or mental health before I started my volunteering experience but now the addiction and homeless issue really interests me - figuring out why something happened, what’s the bigger picture behind people’s behaviours. I think at the end of my experience I’m going to go home and find a job in the same area as what I’m doing now. The volunteering experience has helped me immensely towards figuring out what I want to do and what I don’t want to do.”
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A life changed while helping to change lives. 

After nine months of being eleven thousand miles from home, Emma – our full-time volunteer from New Zealand, has had such a life-changing experience that she has decided on a direction when she gets back home.

“I didn’t know anything about addiction or mental health before I started my volunteering experience but now the addiction and homeless issue really interests me - figuring out why something happened, what’s the bigger picture behind people’s behaviours. I think at the end of my experience I’m going to go home and find a job in the same area as what I’m doing now. The volunteering experience has helped me immensely towards figuring out what I want to do and what I don’t want to do.”
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