A one day seminar was held on Saturday 12th March, organised by the Cork Early Years Network, which is facilitated by our Early Years Development Worker, Catherine Sheehan.
The Cork Access Group is the voice of people with disabilities in Cork relative to their access needs. The Group has ongoing discussions and meetings with Bus Eireann, Irish Rail and Cork Airport Authority to promote the disability agenda in the area of public transport. In addition the group meets regularly with Cork City Council engineers, to ensure that the disability perspective is to the forefront in all development work carried out in our city.
Community Representatives needed! – Are you interested in representing your community on Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force?
Cork Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force (CLDATF) is a board composed of statutory, community, voluntary sector and public representatives. The Task force funds 21 projects that work to combat drug and alcohol misuse in Cork communities.
In 2015, Community Development Outreach Worker on the Asylum Seekers Outreach Project (ASOS) Sorina Gabor, was one of the graduates of the “Train the Trainer” QQI Level 6 training programme, organised for Cork City Partnership employees and volunteers. Her first endeavour as qualified tutor commenced when the funding application submitted together with the Fountain of Love organisation was granted by the Community Foundation For Ireland.
Friendly Call Cork, a programme under the remit of Cork City Partnership, was recently honoured with a substantial donation awarded to them in Cork City Hall.
It’s official! Cork City Partnership has just been named as having the Best Quality Management System in Public Service in Ireland at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.
Hailed as “The Custodians of Business Excellence”, the team from Cork City Partnership were beaming with pride as they were called to the stage to receive the winner’s trophy during an exciting awards ceremony held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin.
Cork City Partnership recently accepted applications for its 2013 Small Grants Scheme under the Local and Community Development Programme. The grant was open to all community, voluntary, sports
and youth groups in the Cork City area who are working to promote social inclusion and addressing disadvantage. We will post information in regard to further grants scheme in the near future.
The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course (FETAC Level 5) is run in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce and is recruited for and promoted by CODAP. The course components are designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by substance use.
This year over forty interested applicants attend a pre-entry taster / information session on the 4th of September 2013; this was followed up by the interviews in Cork City Partnership offices on Thursday 12th of September 2013. Twenty candidates were chosen from the panel of applicants and the course 2013/14 (which is rolled out over the academic year on a Tuesday evening) began on the 4th of September.
On the 11th of November 2013 a number of the thirteen graduates of the Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course (FETAC Level 5) 2012/13 received their components certificates in an event which took place in Cork City Partnership.
This event was also held as part of Cork Drug Awareness Events (CDAE) November 2013 which were held across the month of November. Cork Drug Awareness Events is a series of Free Events which are run across the city to raise awareness, high light services and supports and sign post information, so that individuals, families and communities know where to go for assistance/information on drug and alcohol services.
Cork Access Group works to improve the built environment for people with disabilities in Cork. The Access Group meets regularly with Cork City Council engineers to ensure the disability perspective is to the forefront in all development work carried out in Cork. In recognition of the contribution made on an ongoing basis by the Cork Access Group, Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy invited the members to a civic reception in City Hall recently. Irene Murphy as a longstanding member of Cork Access Group is pictured giving the Lord Mayor a floral bouquet to mark the occasion.
In-house Manual Handling Courses are held regularly to prepare participants for a return to work.
Topics covered during the half-day session include:
– Health & Safety Legislation
– Risk Assessment
– Manual Handling Techniques at Work
– Posture, Fitness & Flexibility
– Personal Protective Clothing