Welcome to the sixteenth 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.
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
The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2020/21 (QQI Level 5) is now open for application.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 26th August @ 5.00pm. The relevant course details are listed below and on the attached information. a. S.U.I.C.W Application Form b. S.U.I.C.W Course Brochure c. S.U.I.C.W Poster
This part time evening course is delivered in conjunction with the Cork College of Commerce is designed to promote good practice among those who work (paid / voluntary positions with young people and in various capacities across communities.
It provides a critical perspective on some of the issues including community development and drug / alcohol issues which can affect young people and communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. 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 resourcinpplicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.
All the relevant Substance Use Issues & Community Work 2020/21 Course entry requirements are on the brochure.
CCP currently provides employment advice and guidance to people who are unemployed. If you need information or advice on employment supports, social welfare payments, CV preparation or on new job opportunities.
Please contact Cork City Partnership on 021 4302310 and follow us on FB and twitter for regular updates.
Following the Government Directive and in the interests of the health and safety of our communities and staff the physical offices of Cork City Partnership will be closed from 5pm the 16th of March to the 19th of April. Staff will continue to do their work but they will be working remotely. You can contact staff through our main phone number 021 4302310 and through staff mobile numbers and email. https://corkcitypartnership.ie/about-us/staff/
You can also keep in touch with us through our Facebook and twitter account site which we will update regularly. As our contribution to the community in such difficult times we are significantly upscaling our Friendly Call Service for Older and vulnerable adults.
If you or a family member or friend would like to join this service please contact Brenda Barry on 0876366407. This service provides a daily call Monday to Friday to check in with people and support them and will look to deliver additional services over the coming weeks.