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Cork is playing its part
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


Our Facebook Page

March 19th, 8:03 am

“Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business” – In this #WriteForHome vlog, in partnership with the Irish Examiner, popular writer Louise O'Neill encourages young writers to “really trust in your own work”.

Louise also emphasises the importance of protecting your work at the early stages. ▶️Press play to keep watching.

⌚️The closing date is fast approaching - Monday 25 March 2019 - get your entries in! Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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March 13th, 8:03 am

“To be honest with myself, to be true with myself, to write my story and to write how I felt about something”.

In the latest #WriteForHome vlog, writer Paul Casey shares the best advice he has been given - storytelling must come from the heart.

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⌚️ Closing date - Monday 25 March 2019 - there is still time to get your entries in. Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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March 12th, 9:03 am

‘Keep your Business in Cork to Keep Cork in Business’. 👏 This is the well-known phrase from O’Mahony Boylan Golden (Munster) Ltd who were very pleased to make a donation of €400 to Cork Simon recently. 👏

Thank you very much for your kind donation and for believing in people. It means a lot to people who experiencing homelessness in Cork.

In the picture: Thomas Kalinauskas and Cathriona Twomey (both of Cork Penny Dinners), Billy Kenny (O’Mahony Boylan Golden) and Vivienne O’Mahony (Cork Simon Community).
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‘Keep your Business in Cork to Keep Cork in Business’.  👏 This is the well-known phrase from O’Mahony Boylan Golden (Munster) Ltd who were very pleased to make a donation of €400 to Cork Simon recently. 👏

Thank you very much for your kind donation and for believing in people. It means a lot to people who experiencing homelessness in Cork.

In the picture: Thomas Kalinauskas and Cathriona Twomey (both of Cork Penny Dinners), Billy Kenny (O’Mahony Boylan Golden) and Vivienne O’Mahony (Cork Simon Community).

March 11th, 8:10 am

“No going back time” - In this #WriteForHome vlog, writer Kathy D’Arcy explains that there must be a point in your story where your character realises there’s no going back.

By the end of your story, would your character have done it differently?

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⌚️ Closing date - Monday 25 March 2019 - there is still time to get your entries in. Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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March 7th, 8:20 am

“Make it new” - Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice encourages students who are entering Cork Simon’s #WriteForHome competition to write “in your own accent, your own voice”.

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Stay tuned for more best advice from Paul Casey, Louise O'Neill and Kathy D'Arcy before the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019.

⌚️ There is still time to get your entries in. Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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