What we do Housing High-support housing Our four high-support houses provide intensive levels of around-the-clock care for 43 men and women whose health and other needs are such that living independently is not currently sustainable. All four houses are staffed by a team of experienced care workers and trained volunteers. Our high-support houses aim to maximise people's privacy and independence as much as possible while making their home in a congregate setting. Empowerment, harm reduction, community integration, coaching and recovery are prioritised over care and supervision. Our four high-support houses are: Clanmornin House, Boreenmanna Road. Mill House, Anderson’s Quay. Tír na nÓg, Blackrock. 4 / 6 Parkview, Victoria Road. A fifth house - Gateway on Leitrim Street, is also a high-support setting that is part of our addiction supports services. Gateway focuses on men and women working to stabilise their alcohol and / or drug use prior to entering a treatment programme. “I love it here; I think this is what I was dreaming of…I’m a changed man, a very, very changed man. All my troubled days are over, thank God. I feel well safe when I’m in this house 'cause I knows I’m not out on the street.” – ‘Richard’ A Cork Simon health study of all people using Cork Simon services, Homelessness Makes You Sick, found that among high-support housing residents: 81% had a diagnosed physical health condition. The most common conditions were wounds & injuries (32%), heart related conditions (27%), digestive disorders (24%) and muscle and bone disorders (22%). 59% had a diagnosed mental health condition. The most common mental health conditions were depression (41%), schizophrenia (17%), and bipolar disorder (7%). 49% had both a diagnosed physical and mental health condition. 15% attempted suicide in the previous six months. 15% self-harmed. All five High-Support houses are shared living – people have their own rooms and share kitchen and common living areas. Each High-Support resident is assigned a key-worker. A care plan for each resident is updated regularly.