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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 53 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 5.3% 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 2017 the Shelter accommodated an average of 53 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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January 21st, 10:11 am

The next generation of young writers here in Cork weren’t shy in sharing their views after participating in our first #WriteForHome workshop at UCC recently. 📝

PJ McCarthy, a student at Youghal’s Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, says, “It hit hard to home to see the severity of this problem and put ourselves in the shoes of someone who is homeless.”

PJ says the workshop, facilitated by Cork-based writer Paul Casey, “was fun and exciting, and got everyone’s creative juices flowing. Homelessness isn't something that’s shrugged off by teens today, it’s a very serious problem.”

#WriteForHome, in partnership with the Irish Examiner, is an opportunity for secondary school students to develop and showcase their writing talents and share their perspectives on the housing and homeless crisis. Sign-up now at: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/ 📝
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The next generation of young writers here in Cork weren’t shy in sharing their views after participating in our first #WriteForHome workshop at UCC recently. 📝

PJ McCarthy, a student at Youghal’s Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, says, “It hit hard to home to see the severity of this problem and put ourselves in the shoes of someone who is homeless.”  

PJ says the workshop, facilitated by Cork-based writer Paul Casey, “was fun and exciting, and got everyone’s creative juices flowing. Homelessness isnt something that’s shrugged off by teens today, it’s a very serious problem.”

#WriteForHome, in partnership with the Irish Examiner, is an opportunity for secondary school students to develop and showcase their writing talents and share their perspectives on the housing and homeless crisis. Sign-up now at: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/ 📝Image attachmentImage attachment

January 16th, 11:04 am

Cork Simon Community's #WriteForHome competition is well and truly underway across secondary schools in Cork. Students are putting pens to paper and entries are flowing in. 📝✏️

Students want their voices to be heard on one of the biggest social issues of our time - the Housing and Homeless Crisis. 📢

⌚️There is still time to get your entries in with nine weeks to go to the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019.⌚️

Over the next few weeks, we will share writing tips from well-known writers. Watch these vlogs to help inspire your storytelling - happy writing! 🖋💻

Sign-up now: www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
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Cork Simon Communitys #WriteForHome competition is well and truly underway across secondary schools in Cork. Students are putting pens to paper and entries are flowing in. 📝✏️

Students want their voices to be heard on one of the biggest social issues of our time - the Housing and Homeless Crisis. 📢

⌚️There is still time to get your entries in with nine weeks to go to the closing date - Monday 25 March 2019.⌚️

Over the next few weeks, we will share writing tips from well-known writers. Watch these vlogs to help inspire your storytelling - happy writing! 🖋💻

Sign-up now: https://www.corksimon.ie/youngwritersawards/
Cork Simon Community added 11 new photos.
Cork Simon Community

January 8th, 10:15 am

A big Thank You to the hundreds of people who were involved in the annual Christmas Day Swim at Whitebay in support of Cork Simon Community.

Your efforts in making extra big splashes to celebrate 25 years in support of Cork Simon are greatly appreciated!

Thank you all for your continued support and believing in people - it means so much to people experiencing homelessness in Cork.

Photo credit: Kevin Day, Day's Spar Whitegate
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January 6th, 12:21 pm

Thanks to Haven Hair Design Studio in Passage West, Cork for sharing their Christmas Jumper Day photo! Thanks very much for supporting Cork Simon services. Your support means a lot to people who are experiencing homelessness in Cork. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Haven Hair Design Studio in Passage West, Cork for sharing their Christmas Jumper Day photo! Thanks very much for supporting Cork Simon services. Your support means a lot to people who are experiencing homelessness in Cork.

January 3rd, 9:20 am

Cronin's Coaches took part in Cork Simon's Christmas Jumper Day 2018 - thanks very much for supporting Cork Simon services and believing in people. Pictured is John Quirke, Transport Manager at Cronin's Coaches Ltd - nice jumper! ... See MoreSee Less

Cronins Coaches took part in Cork Simons Christmas Jumper Day 2018 - thanks very much for supporting Cork Simon services and believing in people. Pictured is John Quirke, Transport Manager at Cronins Coaches Ltd - nice jumper!

 

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Really the sweater and the folks at Cronins!

Nice pic John. Well done 👍

Well done Johnny 👍

Looking well John well done .

Fair Play John & Cronins Coaches

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