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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 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.

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


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January 23rd, 8:00 am

These young musicians helped to raise €160.56 in support of Cork Simon. Rós and Eoghan Ó Loingsigh, pictured here with Cork Simon’s Margaret O’Sullivan and their younger brother Colm, played the harp and concertina at the Ballincollig Christmas Farmers Market. Thank you for your amazing support. It means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork.👍 👏 🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

These young musicians helped to raise €160.56 in support of Cork Simon. Rós and Eoghan Ó Loingsigh, pictured here with Cork Simon’s Margaret O’Sullivan and their younger brother Colm, played the harp and concertina at the Ballincollig Christmas Farmers Market. Thank you for your amazing support. It means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork.👍 👏 🎶

Comment on Facebook

Well done lads, lovely to use your talent for a great cause

Well done boys

Well done

Well done 👏👏

January 22nd, 8:00 am

As the General Election approaches, it’s time for urgent action! Our government need to #DeliverHousing and #EndHomelessness. Ask #GE2020 candidates: “What will you do to reduce the number of people who are homeless?" Join us in ending homelessness. Make your vote count. 🏠 ... See MoreSee Less

As the General Election approaches, it’s time for urgent action! Our government need to #DeliverHousing and #EndHomelessness. Ask #GE2020 candidates: “What will you do to reduce the number of people who are homeless? Join us in ending homelessness. Make your vote count. 🏠

January 21st, 8:00 am

“The brush is my therapy,” says Stephen. “I just let the creativity flow and see what comes from it.” Weekly Art classes, run by Cork Simon’s Employment & Training programme, prove popular with our service users; giving them space to express themselves in a creative way. 🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

“The brush is my therapy,” says Stephen. “I just let the creativity flow and see what comes from it.” Weekly Art classes, run by Cork Simon’s Employment & Training programme, prove popular with our service users; giving them space to express themselves in a creative way. 🎨

January 17th, 11:00 am

Every year, pupils of Ballinspittle National School organise a Christmas Collection for Cork Simon. Here they are, with our Education Sector Coordinator, Niamh Quain (centre), and their Christmas 2019 Collection. People experiencing homelessness in Cork really appreciate your generous support - thank you all! 👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Every year, pupils of Ballinspittle National School organise a Christmas Collection for Cork Simon. Here they are, with our Education Sector Coordinator, Niamh Quain (centre), and their Christmas 2019 Collection. People experiencing homelessness in Cork really appreciate your generous support - thank you all! 👏

Comment on Facebook

Well done to you all. Wonderful young boys and girls. Best wishes to all

January 16th, 3:00 pm

Our Women’s Little Christmas Lunch took place in Maryborough Hotel & Spa on Saturday 11 January. Anna May McHugh, Managing Director at National Ploughing Championships, gave a well-received keynote speech to an audience of over 380 women. All funds raised will go directly into services which means women experiencing homelessness can continue to depend on Cork Simon. A big Thanks to everyone involved! 👏 🍷 ... See MoreSee Less

Our Women’s Little Christmas Lunch took place in Maryborough Hotel & Spa on Saturday 11 January. Anna May McHugh, Managing Director at National Ploughing Championships, gave a well-received keynote speech to an audience of over 380 women. All funds raised will go directly into services which means women experiencing homelessness can continue to depend on Cork Simon. A big Thanks to everyone involved! 👏 🍷Image attachmentImage attachment

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Well done Marge and Team. 🌻🌻🌻what a wonderful cause.

Ladies! Well done, great cause and the photos are absolutely fabulous!

Well done girls!

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