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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 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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

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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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Cork Simon Community

May 16th, 2:23 pm

I was thrilled to be involved with Cork Simon Community’s Write For Home competition, and I was blown away by the empathy displayed by the talented young people involved. Their essays, short stories, and poetry demonstrated a keen understanding of the homelessness crisis that our country is facing today.

Caitlin Canavan O’Driscoll’s poem, ‘Music is the medicine of the mind’, was a worthy overall winner (and she’s a fellow west Cork woman!). See below for more and to read her winning entry.

www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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May 16th, 12:40 pm

🎉Winners Announced for our first Young Writers Awards #WriteForHome 2019 competition in partnership with Irish Examiner 🎉

Congratulations to Caitlin Canavan O'Driscoll, Olivia Payne, Christopher Forrest, Amy O'Toole and Caragh Cifone on their outstanding entries 👏

Award-winning author and Irish Examiner columnist, Louise O’Neill announced the winners and presented these students with their awards at a prize-giving ceremony in UCC’s Aula Maxima on Saturday 11 May 2019.

The Judging Panel had tough decisions to make with over 200 steller entries from 40 schools across Cork and Kerry!

A Big Thank You to all who entered and shared their writing with us.

For full details, please visit: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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May 16th, 8:07 am

🎉🗣 Huge Congratulations to Cork Simon full-time volunteers who graduated with a Certificate in Volunteering from Technological University Dublin recently🎉🗣

We are very proud of you all for your hard work and celebrate National Volunteer Week with you 👏 Volunteers founded Cork Simon and volunteers remain at the heart of everything we do.

Photo credit: Jason Clarke Photography
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Congratulations. .brilliant

Congratulations to all of you well done you all do fabulous work x

Allana Mclachlan congratulations xx

Well done all and poala

Congratulations!

May 14th, 3:53 pm

🎉🗣This week is National Volunteer Week - We say a Big Thank You to all the people who give their time so willingly to Cork Simon.🎉🗣

From our Full-Time Volunteers who come from all over the world to work with us, our Soup Runners, and part-time volunteers who are so committed to the people we work with in all our projects, as well as the many dedicated Fundraising Volunteers that help raise vital funds for Cork Simon.

We simply would not be the organisation that we are without your amazing support. You are the HEART of Cork Simon. Thank you for all that you do. 💛
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🎉🗣This week is National Volunteer Week - We say a Big Thank You to all the people who give their time so willingly to Cork Simon.🎉🗣

From our Full-Time Volunteers who come from all over the world to work with us, our Soup Runners, and part-time volunteers who are so committed to the people we work with in all our projects, as well as the many dedicated Fundraising Volunteers that help raise vital funds for Cork Simon. 

We simply would not be the organisation that we are without your amazing support. You are the HEART of Cork Simon. Thank you for all that you do. 💛
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