Cork Simon Research

Each year we publish a research paper based on people using Cork Simon services. To-date our research has focused on people’s mental and physical health, the barriers people face in returning to education and employment, people’s pathways into homelessness and the barriers people face in leaving emergency accommodation and most recently, the challenges people face when trying to find a home.

 

Last Resort – Vulnerabilities, Resilience and
Quality of Life in a Homeless Population

October 2018

Reports on the quality of life of people living in Cork Simon services, specifically our Emergency Shelter.  For full overview of our findings please see HERE.

FULL REPORT: Last Resort – Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Quality of Life in a Homeless Population.

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ACEs and Trauma Informed Care at Cork Simon
October 2017

Reports on the level of trauma, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), among Cork Simon service users and pathways to developing trauma informed services at Cork Simon.  For full overview of our findings please see HERE.

EXTRACTED REPORT: ACEs at Cork Simon: Exploring the connection between early trauma and later negative life events among Cork Simon service users.

FULL REPORT: Moving Towards Trauma Informed Care: A Model of Research and Practice

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Home Truths

October 2016

A report exploring the impact of the housing crisis on homelessness. Read real life accounts of people’s attempts to leave homelessness behind.

Easing The Pressure

October 2015

A report exploring how Cork Simon’s Social Rentals Model of housing can help address the housing and homeless crisis in Cork.

Where Are They Now?

October 2014

A follow-up paper to our ‘How Did I Get Here?’ report exploring the housing status of the same group of people twelve months later.

How Did I Get Here?

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October 2013

A report exploring the sometimes lengthy journeys into homelessness for people staying for long periods of time in our emergency shelter.

Working It Out – Barriers to Education & Employment

October 2012

A report exploring the many barriers that people who are homeless in Cork face in returning to education and employment.

Women’s Health and Homelessness in Cork

October 2011

A Snapshot Study of the health and well-being among women using homeless services in Cork.

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Homelessness Makes You Sick – A Snapshot Study

October 2010

A Snapshot Study of the health and well-being among men & women using homeless services in Cork.

Sick and Tired of Homelessness – A Snapshot Study in Cork

September 2009

A Snapshot Study of the health and well-being among people long-term homeless in Cork.

Dark End of the Street – Mental Health & Homelessness in Cork

April 2009

A report exploring the mental health and related issues of people using homeless services in Cork.

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