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Homelessness in Cork

Our Outreach Team recorded an average of 14 people per night sleeping rough on the streets of Cork throughout July 2016 – up 6% compared to June 2016 and up 19% 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 July 2016 our Outreach Team supported 11 people surviving in squats around Cork and  28 people ‘Staying with Friends’. People Deserve Better.

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Our Annual eReport 2015

Our Annual eReport for 2015 was published at the beginning of July and highlights the extent of the deepening housing and homeless crisis in Cork.  We supported 1,300 people throughout 2015, accommodated more people per night than ever before at our emergency shelter, and saw yet another increase to the number of people sleeping rough.  We need to increase the supply of housing as quickly as possible.


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August 24th, 5:09 pm

It's no surprise to the people we support that rents in Cork City rose by a massive 18.2% in the last 12 months - many such as Stephen and Mike are all too familiar with this:

"It's Cork at the minute, its crazy to get anywhere. It - is - really - hard", says Stephen.

Mike echoes his sentiments: "I’ve references from three years living in the house, and I was working as well. And I still can’t find anything at all. It’s just the situation that’s out there at the minute, and there’s so many people in the same position."

We urgently need an increase in housing supply and we urgently need full rent certainty. #PeopleDeserveBetter
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Its no surprise to the people we support that rents in Cork City rose by a massive 18.2% in the last 12 months - many such as Stephen and Mike are all too familiar with this: 

Its Cork at the minute, its crazy to get anywhere. It - is - really - hard, says Stephen. 

Mike echoes his sentiments: I’ve references from three years living in the house, and I was working as well. And I still can’t find anything at all. It’s just the situation that’s out there at the minute, and there’s so many people in the same position.

We urgently need an increase in housing supply and we urgently need full rent certainty. #PeopleDeserveBetter

August 17th, 5:00 pm

Congratulations!! A delighted Jonathan, with his three certs in hand, after completing an intensive SHEP programme which consisted of three different Personal Development courses run over 11 weeks. "Its a great feeling; it's nice to complete something. I didn't miss one class. Thursday morning - boom - I was out the door. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I learned a hell of a lot - it's given me a completely different perspective. I'm on a good path now and I'm not going off that now." Well done Jonathan and to all who completed the courses! #believeinpeople ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations!! A delighted Jonathan, with his three certs in hand, after completing an intensive SHEP programme which consisted of three different Personal Development courses run over 11 weeks. Its a great feeling; its nice to complete something. I didnt miss one class. Thursday morning - boom - I was out the door. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I learned a hell of a lot - its given me a completely different perspective. Im on a good path now and Im not going off that now. Well done Jonathan and to all who completed the courses! #believeinpeople

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Wursil Gummichgo on johnny the kid well done boy :-)

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Mary ManganWell done x

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Niamh Doran JonesWell done

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Majella ScullyWell done

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Cáit Ní RíordáinThis is only the beginning, I hope you don't stop there, think of what awaits you! Congratulations!!!👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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William OtooleGreat Jonathan

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Sharon GriffinCongrats :-)

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Michael Breenwell done jonathan boy

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Emma PowerWell done

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Mary HigginsCongratulations Jonathan...

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Mary McloughlinCongrats and well done x

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Geraldine CashmanWell done

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Connie HorganWell done Johnny

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Sandra McNab-McGrathCongratulations and well done👍👍

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Florence KearyFantastic 😉

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Ronnie GriffinWell done Jonathan

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Teresa DesmondWell done u.

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Pat ReynoldsA very definite stepping stone for a wonderful future for you. Well done Jonathan keep it going. Regards.

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Brenda J MurphyWell Done :)

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Suzanne BrettWell done & Best of luck Jonathan ... Life is there for living ... You're on the right road !!

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Carmel O ReganWell. done

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Teresa OKeeffeWell Done

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Elizabeth Jane O Flynnwell done

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Ola S-kaGreat job👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Kathleen RickenCongratulations

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August 10th, 3:51 pm

A big big thank you to Tony Robbins for his 25k donation for food, as promised at Pendulum Summit earlier this year and to all the generous people who answered Tony's call to also donate. Healthy food is a building block for recovery and a new life... Thank You! #believeinpeople ... See MoreSee Less

A big big thank you to Tony Robbins for his 25k donation for food, as promised at Pendulum Summit earlier this year and to all the generous people who answered Tonys call to also donate. Healthy food is a building block for recovery and a new life... Thank You! #believeinpeople

August 8th, 11:33 am

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August 4th, 6:24 pm

We're very lucky to have many thoughtful, dedicated volunteers who take the work we do to heart. Martin McAree reflects on what motivates him:

"I volunteered for the 'food run' with the Cork Simon Community for 3 years. During that time I saw many things that broke my heart, so helping the homeless is something very close to my heart. I finished doing the food run back in 2011 when homelessness in Cork was not a big problem, but all that has changes over the last 6 years and Simon are now dealing with a full blown crisis. We are trying hard to do everything we can to help raise awareness of the scale of the problem and much needed funds for the Cork Simon Community, and your support is much appreciated."

Thoughtful words from Martin McAree, organiser of the Cork Military Show which runs this weekend at Curraheen Showgrounds in aid of Cork Simon. Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/548266275358098/
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Were very lucky to have many thoughtful, dedicated volunteers who take the work we do to heart. Martin McAree reflects on what motivates him:

I volunteered for the food run with the Cork Simon Community for 3 years. During that time I saw many things that broke my heart, so helping the homeless is something very close to my heart. I finished doing the food run back in 2011 when homelessness in Cork was not a big problem, but all that has changes over the last 6 years and Simon are now dealing with a full blown crisis. We are trying hard to do everything we can to help raise awareness of the scale of the problem and much needed funds for the Cork Simon Community, and your support is much appreciated. 

Thoughtful words from Martin McAree, organiser of the Cork Military Show which runs this weekend at Curraheen Showgrounds in aid of Cork Simon. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/548266275358098/



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