Our Outreach Team met 59 people sleeping rough on the streets of Cork in April 2015 – an increase of 16% compared to the same time a year ago. We recorded an average of almost 9 people per night sleeping rough in April 2015 compared to an average of 7 people per night a year ago. Our Outreach Team supported 16 people surviving in squats and another 29 people who had no choice but to stay with friends. People deserve better.
From street to home, Cork Simon Community stays with people for as long as they need us. Our Homeless Emergency Support Services work with people one-to-one, responding to all of their needs with the aim of housing people as quickly as possible. Our Housing and Support Services work with people to maintain their tenancies in housing appropriate to their needs, and to support them to reconnect with family and the wider community.