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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 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.

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Upcoming Events


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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 21st, 1:38 pm

We look forward to walking/jogging/running alongside new and returning Team Cork Simon participants at tomorrow's Women's Mini Marathon! 🚶‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Every step is helping to make a Big difference in the lives of women who are experiencing homelessness in Cork. Let's do it together! 👭👏
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We look forward to walking/jogging/running alongside new and returning Team Cork Simon participants at tomorrows Womens Mini Marathon! 🚶‍♀️🏃‍♀️ 

Every step is helping to make a Big difference in the lives of women who are experiencing homelessness in Cork. Lets do it together! 👭👏

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I'm ready to go 😁

September 18th, 9:11 am

Before starting back to school, these young supporters, accompanied by Anne Marie Collins, visited Cork Simon offices with a cheque for €425.50. 👏

They raised the funds by raffling off a hamper of Young Living products. Thank you for your support, it means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork! 😀
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Before starting back to school, these young supporters, accompanied by Anne Marie Collins, visited Cork Simon offices with a cheque for €425.50. 👏  

They raised the funds by raffling off a hamper of Young Living products. Thank you for your support, it means a lot to people experiencing homelessness in Cork! 😀

September 15th, 12:00 pm

“Spoons was an older man who had been in the army – his bed was made of blankets only and it was kept perfect. He had a spot by the window, and he gathered little nic-nacs that he found and put them on the window sill. Spoons rarely ate – he would have some tinned rice and he would sing ‘… and yes I know how lonely life can be, the shadows follow me, and the night won’t set me free … every day.’”

Paddy ‘Spoons’ Maher lived in the shelter for some time and was a well-known face around town as the man who played the spoons.

📖 Read more stories about the men and women who have availed of our services over the years in Monica McNamara's book 'Come On In: A History of Cork Simon Community'.

📚Copies are available to buy for €20 from Waterstones, Vibes & Scribes, Nano Nagle Place, Key Books, Bookstation stores in Douglas and Blackpool and Ballintemple Food Store. All proceeds go to Cork Simon services.
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“Spoons was an older man who had been in the army – his bed was made of blankets only and it was kept perfect. He had a spot by the window, and he gathered little nic-nacs that he found and put them on the window sill. Spoons rarely ate – he would have some tinned rice and he would sing ‘… and yes I know how lonely life can be, the shadows follow me, and the night won’t set me free … every day.’”

Paddy ‘Spoons’ Maher lived in the shelter for some time and was a well-known face around town as the man who played the spoons.

📖 Read more stories about the men and women who have availed of our services over the years in Monica McNamaras book Come On In: A History of Cork Simon Community.

📚Copies are available to buy for €20 from Waterstones, Vibes & Scribes, Nano Nagle Place, Key Books, Bookstation stores in Douglas and Blackpool and Ballintemple Food Store. All proceeds go to Cork Simon services.

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Valerie Donnelly do you remember we had the privilege of looking after Spoons when he moved from the shelter in John St to Boreenamana Road in 1992? X

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