We would be grateful if you would contribute to the development of our Plan.
Friendly Call Cork is continuing to expand our client numbers and welcome new referrals to our service.
Hi all, Cork City Partnership have always welcomed feedback from the public on our services and with this in mind, we have designed a short questionnaire in the hope that you might take a few minutes to fill it out and tell us what you think.
The Substance Use Issues In Youth & Community Work Course 2015 /16 (QQI/FETAC Level 5) applications are now being taken.
The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work is designed to promote good practice among those who work (paid / voluntary) with young people and communities who are affected and impacted by various issues. It provides a critical perspective on some of the issues which can affect young people and communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. This year’s components are (1) Substance Use Issues & (2) Understanding Community Development. The two components should promote the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in sourcing and / or resourcing applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities. Graduates will receive a QQI /FETAC Level 5 Minor Award.
For further information and/ or application forms please see the attachments above or if you would like to have to these sent to you by post or email please contact: Jackie on 021- 4302310 / 0871962030 or email: email@example.com or Margo on 0871962023 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 21st of August 2015
Our May Friendly Call Afternoon Tea was a tremendous success.
The afternoon kicked off just after 2pm, when clients started to trickle in to the Hut in Gurranabraher. Many were collected from their doors by volunteers. We started off with tea and cakes; both clients and volunteers alike had a good natter, face-to-face, which is a change to our daily telephone calls.
After countless cups of tea and cakes, we had a singsong led by volunteer Ronnie Morley and his trusted guitar. Over 30 clients and 8 volunteers attended on the day; the singing talent was of a very high standard in the group.
We recognise that a number of our clients really appreciate a social outlet; the Afternoon Tea Event enables a client to come along to an event and to meet people in a similar situation in a relaxed environment.
A sincere thank you to Neil Prenderville, RED FM for his generosity in sending up the beautiful cakes and scones from Brackens Bakery. All our Friendly Call Clients were truly delighted with this gesture.
Don’t forget O’ Learys Field tomorrow night Tuesday at 6.30 all children from 6 years to 14 years welcome for Trials for Community Games. Ring 4301700 or more information, this is a HAZ and Cork City Partnership Gurranabraher Outreach Office piece of work for the community. The children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must live in the following areas, Gurranabraher, Churchfield, Hollyhill, Knocknaheeny and Blarney Street.
It’s National Volunteering Week, 12th – 18th May.
Friendly Call Cork is indebted to our wonderful volunteers. We wish to acknowledge the great work of volunteers on Friendly Call Cork. Without our volunteers, it would not be possible to offer this valuable service to our many clients. Our Friendly Call volunteers brighten the days of over eighty individuals with a daily phone call.
Friendly Call Cork is a free phone call service for people living alone and is available in the Cork City area to older people and anyone feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable.
Friendly Call Cork operates 5 days a week; Monday to Friday and will check that all is well with you or a loved one.
- Your Friendly Caller will chat to you about your day and will check on how you are feeling
- The service provides friendship and security making you feel safer at home
- If you do not answer the phone, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of your family, neighbour or friend
The Friendly Call Service is available to:
- Older People or Individuals who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable
- People with Chronic Illness
- Anyone who cannot engage in an active way in the wider community
We also run a bi-monthly Afternoon Tea event which gives both clients and volunteers to meet and chat face-to face over tea and cakes! We recognise that a number of our clients really appreciate a social outlet; the Afternoon Tea Event enables a client to come along to an event and to meet people in a similar situation in a relaxed environment.
We currently have a number of volunteering opportunities available with Friendly Call Cork.
- To ring clients on our Friendly Call Service to check in with them, make sure they are okay and chat to them about their day etc.
- Basic Computer Skills needed
- Commitment required – 3 hours weekly, morning or afternoons available, Monday to Friday
- References and Garda Vetting required
Please contact Brenda at 021 430 1700 or at 087 636 6407 for further information or to request an application form.
Friendly Call Cork
CorkCity Partnership Gurranabraher Outreach Office
Parochial Hall, Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield, CORK
Mob. 087 636 6407 or Tel. 021 430 1700