The next PEIL Women into Employment course is starting in Ballyphehane Community Centre at the end of January 2020.
Who is eligible for ‘Women into Employment’ ?
Women who are classified for social welfare purposes as ‘adult dependents’ are eligible for PEIL ‘Women into Employment’.
Women in receipt of other social welfare payments that are not classified as ‘job-seeker’s payments and who are not working are eligible.
This could include:
Lone parents on OPFP or lone parents on JST who are not working
Get Working with Women into Employment
The objective of the Programme is to support you to develop relevant skills and access personal development training and to support you on a one-to-one basis into gaining employment.The training will involve:
Developing Personal Effectiveness Skills for the Workplace
Job Seeking Skills Workshops: C.V. Preparation & Application Form completion
Interview Skills Coaching
Access to skill specific courses that improve employment prospects e.g. Customer Care/Retail Skills/Customer Advisor Skills/Hospitality/Reception Skills and Computer Skills
This EU funded project aims to support women in the home who are currently not receiving a Job Seeker payment and are interested in working outside the home.
Welcome to the eighteenth of our weekly bulletins from Cork City Partnership Clg. During these challenging times our staff continue to support our clients and community groups across all our programmes. The aim of the newsletter is to keep our clients informed about the services that they can access and other information which may be of benefit to them at this time.
We are delighted to announce that our wonderful volunteer Maura Long was named Volunteer of the Year – North City at the Cork Volunteer Awards 2020 #CVA2020 held virtually on 9th October. Maura has been an integral part of our Friendly Call Cork Service for over 5 years and we were very proud to nominate her for an award this year. Along with her daily volunteering with Friendly Call Cork, Maura also decided to have had her head shaved live on Facebook to raise funds for Friendly Call Cork and the Mercy University Hospital. Over €4,000 was donated through gofundme for her head shave! Maura has been cocooning since March but is making calls to our clients every day to our Friendly Call Clients.
We would like to congratulate all of this year’s award recipients. We would also like to thank Cork Volunteer Centre for a fantastic virtual awards ceremony. Given the challenges of Covid 19 and social distancing, it is a super presentation. You can see all of the award event by clicking on the below link (Maura & Brenda #friendlycallcork can be seen at 31.15 mins) https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerCork/videos/836869103731036/
This year has been a real test of stamina for all our Friendly Call volunteers. Covid 19 has meant that all our volunteers are ringing our Friendly Call Clients remotely and are making calls every day. We are now ringing over 350 to check in with them and make sure everything is okay. Covid 19 has brought a lot of isolation and anxiety to individuals and we are so proud of all our volunteers who give up their time so freely. The Cork Volunteer Award to Maura is recognition of all our Friendly Call Volunteers – Thank you to our brilliant team
Cork City Partnership will run a short aromatherapy and oils course in Mayfield. The course begins this Wednesday 14th October at 10am in St Joseph`s Community Centre. In these challenging times it can be positive to learn about oils and how they can help us alleviate stress, improve sleep and general wellbeing. Courses are run in strict adherence to Covid regulations and guidance. There are 2 places available on this course. For further information, contact Patricia Cotter on 087 1902848.
Cork City Partnership is inviting women to make the most of this COVID-19 pandemic by signing up for a new course designed to draw on their experience of working in the home and put it to new use.
Beginning in October, “Growing Your Potential” is a free ten-week course that supports women living in Cork City who are currently not receiving a Job Seeker payment and are interested in working outside the home.
The course offers a range of supports from:
CV Preparation and Interview Skills
Career Coaching Sessions
Dress Code for the Workplace
Communication & Customer Care
The course is designed to give women further skills and avail of some much-needed “Me Time” to build new friendships, learn something new and open up a range of opportunities.
Cork City Partnership can further support participants should they wish to use their new skills to find employment, or start their own business.
If you are interested in finding out more – please contact:
Courses are short, designed as a first step in retuning to learning, with the option of referral to follow on courses.
There is a wide range of courses to choose from in a number of community locations.
Courses are free to eligible participants. Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility.
Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive.
Places allocated to eligible participants on a first come basis.
Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register.
Venues used fort courses will have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues.
ETB funded courses are available subject to funding approval.
Who is eligible for these courses?
Disadvantaged Women, People Living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income Workers/Households, The Unemployed, People with Disabilities, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities, Disadvantaged Young People (18-24), Roma, Travellers.
The Connect Call Service is an initiative of Cork City of Sanctuary Movement Covid-19 Task Force.
It offers a free confidential phone call up to 5 days per week to those living in direct provision accommodation, or who have been moved from DP into self-isolation facilities, and to migrants living in the community under lockdown.
The calls aim to provide informal psychosocial support and a listening ear, to ease worries and reduce isolation due to the lockdown. 25 volunteers have been trained to provide the service, which is being managed by the Cork Migrant Centre, in collaboration with Cork City Partnership and the Welcome English Language Centre.
Connect Call Service offers support in many languages to facilitate wide access by the migrant community. See below for links to a downloadable poster in English which has also been translated into 9 different languages including Albanian, Arabic, Czech, French, Lingala, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili and Urdu.
To access the Connect Call service, contact Cork Migrant Centre on 086 824 6087