The Cork Croí Fáilte Project (CCFP) is a Community Sponsorship Group that has been established with the support of Cork City Partnership as RSO. The group consists of community members who have come together on a voluntary basis with the aim of supporting the arrival and integration of a Syrian family into the South West of Cork City. The CCFP group are currently seeking a house to rent for the family in the Bishopstown / Wilton area. They are also fundraising to support the family’s initial re-settlement costs, such as house deposit and advance rent, emergency medical costs etc.
If you are based in or have links in the South West of Cork city and would like to offer your support to the Cork Croí Fáilte Project please see here Cork Croí Failte Leaflet for more details and sponsor contacts or email email@example.com
If you would like to make a donation to help the CCFP meet start up costs for the family click here: https://www.gofundme.com/Cork-Croi-Failte-Project
Members of the Cork Croí Fáilte Project accepting generous cheque from Bishopstown and District Lions Club at the Brú Columbanus Centre in Wilton.
Left to right are: members of the Cork Croí Fáilte Project Gerry, with Denise (Bishopstown and District Lions Club), Sylvia, Martin, Tom and Mella (Cork City Partnership).
Graduates of Community Participation Module celebrate, left to right, Hilda Amalu of Fountain of Love, with course graduates Tonjina, Natalia, Kasia, Fayza, Sylvia and Sorina Gabor of Cork City Partnership
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 and Cork City Partnership of funds raised by Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert were Barry Woods, Jacqui Sweeney, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Chris O’Leary, Teresa Stokes, Brenda Barry, Marian Hodder and Seamus Hennessy.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
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.
Friendly Call Cork
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.
Our May Friendly Call Afternoon Tea was a tremendous success.
Friendly Call Cork
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.
Friendly Call Flyer & Application Nov13
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.
Friendly Call Cork
- 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
Would you like to volunteer on the Friendly Call Service?
We are looking for individuals to get involved in the Friendly Call Cork Project.
We require volunteers for a three hour a week committment, either morning or afternoon from our Office at the Gurranabraher/Churchfield Cork City Partnership Outreach Office, Parochial Hall, Churchfield.
Please contact Brenda Barry at 021 4301700 or at 087 6366 407 or by e-mail to Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie for more information