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.
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.