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Cork Simon Community. (2012) Simon & me. Cork Simon Community annual report 2011. Cork: Cork Simon Community.

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Cork Simon Community supported 621 people throughout 2011:
• 19% were women;
• 19% were under 26 years of age.

411 people stayed at Cork Simon’s 44 bed Emergency Shelter, which was full every night:
• 37% stayed at the Shelter for the first-time;
• 34% of first-time Shelter residents were under 26 years of age;
• 49% stayed for up to 7 days;
• 67% stayed for up to 30 days;
• 18% were long-term homeless – defined by the government as stays of over 6 months in emergency accommodation.

Long-term homelessness has been increasing steadily since 2008:
• 2008: 42 people
• 2009: 47 people
• 2010: 66 people
• 2011: 76 people

People who are long-term homeless tend to have multiple health needs, including disability.
38 people were recorded as sleeping rough on at least one night in 2011:
• 21% were women;
• 24% were under 26 years of age;

The number of people sleeping rough on at least one night in Cork has fallen consistently since 2008:
• 2008: 352 people
• 2009: 257 people
• 2010: 52 people
• 2011: 38 people

Cork still has enough emergency beds so that no one has to sleep rough. As soon as Cork Simon’s Outreach team becomes aware of people sleeping rough they are supported to come off the streets as quickly as possible.
70 people stayed at Cork Simon’s 5 High-Support houses in 2011 – an increase of 19% compared to the previous year:
• 93% required medical care;
• 59% required medical care for their mental health.

87 people were supported by Cork Simon’s Housing Plus team in Cork Simon, housing association and private rented flats:
• 17% were women.
• 11% were under 26 years of age.
• 23% were supported by the team for the first time.

61 young people (aged 18-26 years) were supported by Cork Simon’s Youth Homeless Drug Prevention Project.


Item Type
Report
Date
July 2012
Call No
MK10.6, VH4.2
Pages
23 p.
Publisher
Cork Simon Community
Corporate Creators
Cork Simon Community
Place of Publication
Cork
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 5077 (Available)

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