Coronavirus Covid-19
How we're responding

Thank you for your messages of support and understanding in these difficult and uncertain times. They are very much appreciated.

The coronavirus crisis is going to bring huge challenges to all of us in the coming weeks and months.

We’re planning and preparing for every eventuality. Our priority is to ensure the health and welfare of people using our services, our staff and volunteers – especially those who may be at risk of a more serious illness if they contract the Covid-19 virus.

We have already reconfigured some of our services to facilitate even better hygiene, infection control and social distancing. We’re making sure everyone using our services has the information they need to protect themselves and others, information that we’re continuously promoting and re-enforcing.

We’re working closely with local public health authorities, Cork City Council and others to put measures in place to deal with any potential Covid-19 cases in our services, making sure that we can react quickly, safely and proactively.

The response to-date to these measures among people using our services and among our staff and volunteer teams has been overwhelmingly positive.

As the crisis develops, we’re adapting as needs be – and will continue to do so. We’ll do our best to keep you updated.

In the meantime, we encourage you to follow government and HSE guidelines for your own protection and those around you.

The commitment and experience of our excellent staff and volunteer teams are key to working through this crisis effectively.

So too is your continuing support – we’ll need you more than we ever have over the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you for believing in people.


Everyone can help fight homelessness
Cork is playing its part
Homelessness in Cork

The housing crisis is pushing people into homelessness and preventing people from leaving homelessness. People are staying for longer and longer in emergency accommodation because they have no other options. Rents in Cork City increased 4.8% in the last 12 months; Rent Supplement and Housing Assistance Payments do not come near asking rents.

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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August 14th, 4:24 pm

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August 14th, 3:00 pm

Eye contact, chats, food and routine – things we often take for granted – mean so much to many of the people we're supporting here in Cork. We met 77 people at our Soup Run service over the past week.

“With the weather being nice recently, it makes it easier for people to get around and come to us for food and refreshments,” says Darko at our emergency shelter.

Thanks to your support, we can continue to be there every day for everyone who needs us.

Believe in People.
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Eye contact, chats, food and routine – things we often take for granted – mean so much to many of the people were supporting here in Cork. We met 77 people at our Soup Run service over the past week. 

“With the weather being nice recently, it makes it easier for people to get around and come to us for food and refreshments,” says Darko at our emergency shelter. 

Thanks to your support, we can continue to be there every day for everyone who needs us. 

Believe in People.

August 11th, 7:00 pm

Sometimes it's the little things that can make all the difference. For Pat, it's tending to and caring for this lavender plant that is proving to be a most helpful distraction from his battle with addiction. He has created a place of calm in the midst of Cork City for everyone he shares our high-support house with to enjoy.

Thank you Pat...may the lavender's attractive foliage, vibrant flowers, and pleasing scent continue to bring calmness and peace to you and your housemates.
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Sometimes its the little things that can make all the difference. For Pat, its tending to and caring for this lavender plant that is proving to be a most helpful distraction from his battle with addiction. He has created a place of calm in the midst of Cork City for everyone he shares our high-support house with to enjoy. 

Thank you Pat...may the lavenders attractive foliage, vibrant flowers, and pleasing scent continue to bring calmness and peace to you and your housemates.

August 10th, 4:56 pm

Kasia firmly believes she grew as a person as a result of her experience full-time volunteering with us. As she reflects on many of the building blocks that underpinned her experience, she pinpoints what left a lasting impression on her.

Watch Kasia's full video diary for this week at ow.ly/Mf7w50AVupS
Believe in Volunteers. Believe in People.
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