“Moving here was a total big change. I’m delighted. It’s so peaceful and quiet. It’s lovely, absolutely brilliant. It took me about three or four weeks before I could sleep because it was so quiet. I feel safe here. I’m sticking to everything – my counselling, my school, reading and writing, computer classes. The staff are brilliant – they’re always there for you. You’re never alone. ”
Our five High-Support houses provide intensive levels of round-the-clock care for 52 men and women whose health and other needs are such that they are not able to live independently. A team of experienced care workers and trained volunteers staff all five houses on a 24 hour basis .
Cork Simon’s five high-support houses are:
“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 coz I knows I’m not out on the street. It’s help, and that’s what I’m looking for…and I gets it.” – ‘Richard’
A Cork Simon health study of all people using Cork Simon services, Homelessness Makes You Sick, found that among high-support housing residents:
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.