Growing Need For Homeless Services In Cork City

Cork’s Simon Community says there’s a growing need for increased services for homeless people in the city.

It's annual report has revealed an average of 53 people relied on the emergency bed service each night in 2016 - an increase of six from 2014.


The number of long-term homeless people in the city has jumped to 20 per night from 12 just three years ago.


In response the Simon Community has opened a new emergency shelter at Anderson’s Quay which will provide extra accommodation for 15 people each night this winter.


Cork Simon has also developed a plan to provide 100 more housing units by the end of 2019.


Speaking to RedFM News Cork Simon's Dermot Kavanagh says while some strides are being made the Government it's not enough to keep pace with the scale of the homeless crisis:

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