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PEIL Women into Employment Course – Ballyphehane Community Centre, starting end January 2020

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
  • Carers
  • Disability Allowance

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:

How ?

  • 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.

Women in Employment flyer

If you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan at 021-4302310 or 086-1858 081 or you can email her at

This project is co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Webinar “Providing connection during COVID-19: Exploring the implementation of Friendly Call Cork” Hosted by UCC School of Public Health, Thursday 26th May 1pm


Cork City Partnership – Friendly Call Cork are delighted to partner with the Health Research Implementation Hub in the School of Public Health (UCC) and will host a webinar on Thursday 26th May 1pm.

Providing connection during COVID-19: Exploring the implementation of Friendly Call Cork”.


Fiona Riordan and Tanya van de Water will present findings from the LINK (Learning how to create Integrated community Networks through Knowledge exchange) project, funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award. COVID-19 has focused more attention on befriending services to support people who may be vulnerable and experiencing loneliness. However, there is limited research on how befriending services work.

Friendly Call Cork is a service based in Cork City which addresses isolation and loneliness through a daily phone call to older people and individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

The LINK project aimed to understand how the service is implemented, how it links in with healthcare services,  how people who use the service (clients) and volunteers experience the service, and how the service adapted during the pandemic.

You can find out more about the LINK project here.

If you are interested in attending the webinar you can register here and you will be sent the Zoom link or by email

UCC LINK flyer_090522

CCP Newsletter – # 36 now available. Information on our programmes

Welcome to our 36th edition of our Newsletter from Cork City Partnership Clg. The aim of the newsletter is to keep our clients informed about the services that they can access and other information. We hope you find it useful and as always we welcome your feedback.

CCP Newsletter – Issue 36

We hope you find it useful and as always we welcome your feedback.

CCP Newsletter – Issue 35

CCP Newsletter – Issue 34

CCP Newsletter – Issue 33

CCP Newsletter – Issue 32

Job Sheet 8 July 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 31

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Job Sheet 17 Jun 2021


CCP Newsletter – Issue 30

Job Sheet 25 May 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 29

Job Sheet 13 May 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 28

Job Sheet April 13th

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 27

Job Sheet 01st April 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 26

Job Sheet 19th March 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 25

Job Sheet 05 March 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 24

job sheet 19 Feb 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 23

Job Sheet 04th Feb 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 22

Job Sheet 21 Jan 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 21

Job Sheet 10th Dec 2020

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 20

Job Sheet 26 Nov_

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 19

Job Sheet 05th Nov

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Growing Your Potential 2022 – targeting women working in the home, course starting this May

Are you a woman working in the home who wants to draw on this experience and put it to new use ?

Growing Your Potential’ is an exciting  new 10 week Training and Development course for women offering:

  • Confidence Building
  • CV Preparation & Interview Skills;
  • Career Coaching;
  • Personal Presentation for Interview & the Workplace
  • Communication & Customer Care.

This course is now being delivered online and Participants are really enjoying the new format.   Many women expressed how important it was to get much needed ‘Me Time’ and the opportunity to build new friendships and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

We are presently recruiting for our next course starting in early May – so if you are a woman living in Cork City, not on a Job Seeker Payment and interested in finding out more about this innovative course then please contact:

Siobhan O’Neill at (021) 4302310 or (086) 1858 081 Email :






























CCP and TVG Webinar and Research Launch January 2022

Opening the door more: Services Working with Travellers in 2022

Watch the Webinar back on the Cork City Partnership Youtube Channel

Examining the impact of 5-Step Method, trauma-informed, and Traveller cultural awareness training on community healthcare workers

A webinar on 31st January 2022 Opening the Door more: Services working with Travellers in 2022 launched research highlighting the need for widespread and ongoing culturally competent and relational work across the statutory, community and voluntary sector between non-Traveller projects and Traveller projects to improve access to services.

Interviews with Travellers speaking of their firsthand experiences accessing services provided a backdrop to the launch. Participants said that feeling welcome in a service helped them to feel good about themselves and continue to engage with the service.  Others spoke about how feeling unwelcome, with even daily negative experiences, led to feelings of ‘mistrust, low mood, fear, anger and hurt’ creating a viscous circle that affected all aspects of their lives.

The webinar was hosted by the Cork Traveller Visibility Group’s (TVG) Traveller Specific Drug and Alcohol Project and Cork City Partnership’s Community Outreach Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project (CODAAP).  Both organisations jointly co-ordinated a family support project that involved recruitment of a group of 16 community-based healthcare workers across Cork and Kerry, who participated in a combined a training package, research and community engagement events. The project took place over the last two years with funding from the HSE Cork/Kerry Alcohol Harm & Families Project Grant. 

Research was conducted both before, during and after the project actions, examining the experience of the group of 16 healthcare project workers who completed a combined culturally inclusive and new skills (5-Step Method family support) training package.  Findings showed that the combined training (incorporating anti-bias training and trauma aware working alongside new skills training in family support), was effective in reducing worker bias towards Travellers initially, for a limited period, but that its impact diminished over time.

The research points towards the need to embed ongoing cultural competence measures within organisations, as the initial positive impact on the healthcare worker’s bias reduced somewhat 6 months after completion of the combined training.  

The research additionally highlights the benefits of supporting and resourcing staff to engage in relational work with the Traveller community, in order to create links, build trust and, critically, increase uptake of support services by Traveller families.

For further information contact



Webinar ‘Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19’




‘Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19’

We held a webinar on Wednesday, 3rd November.

This event focused on how the lessons we learnt through Covid-19 will impact on our approach to engaging with older people in the future. The webinar targeted development workers, LCDC members, local authority staff, volunteers, community group members, academics, and students.

Watch the Webinar Here Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19

Speakers at the event included;

  • Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD
  • Dr. Mark Ward, Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Lead Author of ‘Altered lives in a time of crisis: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults in Ireland’.
  • School of Public Health Dr. Fiona Riordan, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork
  • Brenda Cahill, CEO, Cork City Partnership
  • Jacqui Sweeney, Social Inclusion Programmes Co-ordinator



The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022  is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. 

Community Education Spring Brochure 2022 – Cork City Partnership

Our Cork City Partnership Spring Community Education Brochure is now available, featuring community education courses and a number of certified courses. Courses will run in community locations across the city.

To enroll please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023. See the link below for full course brochure

CCP Community Education Brochure Spring 2022

Course Information

  • 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 for 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.
  • Eligible participants must live within the area of Cork City as defined by the 2019 boundary (before City Expansion).




CCP/UCC Diploma in Youth and Community Work – Knocknaheeny

Cork City Partnership in conjunction with UCC will deliver a Diploma in Youth and Community Work. This course will be delivered on Wednesday mornings in Knocknaheeny. The course is fully funded by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Course details are outlined in the attached flyer, an Expression of Interest form is also attached.

Expression of interest form Diploma in Youth and Community Work

Flyer Diploma in Youth and Community Work

The deadline for receipt of Expression of Interest forms is 5pm on December 7th.

Cork City Partnership & Cycle Against Suicide – Community Buddy (Peer Support) Training

The Community Buddy programme is peer to peer support and is centred around a structured but supportive conversation in a safe and non-judgemental space.  It allows an individual to discuss how they are coping or not coping and working with the Buddy to discuss (and co-produce) ways of moving forward to overcome the challenges.

Trained Buddies will be equipped to provide free, ongoing support for those in their communities who may be struggling and need help to cope and improve their quality of life.

Training to become a Community Buddy comprises of two full days. Thursday & Friday- November 25th & 26th  (2 full days – 9.30am to 5pm each day)


The registration link to apply is:


Or you will also find the link on Cycle Against Suicide website: and once you click on the banner ad it will bring to the registration.

Cycle against Suicide Community Buddy Training

Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course (QQI Level 5) in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce.

This course promotes good practice amongst those working in a paid or voluntary capacity with young people and communities who are affected and impacted by various issues.

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island Cork City and online via Zoom

Tuesday evenings – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Duration 20* weeks [September to April]

Open for applications from May to August 2021

Application available here

The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2019/20 (QQI  Level 5) Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Duration: September 2021— April 2022

When: Tuesday 6.30. — 9.30 pm (evening)

Venue: Cork College of Commerce Campus, Morrison’s Island, Cork City and online via Zoom

Course Modules: (1) Understanding Community Development & (2) Substance Use Issues for Youth Work.

Course fee: €125

Graduates will receive a QQI  Level 5 Combined Component Award.

Contact: Jackie 087 1962030 or  for further details.

‘5 Step Method’ Family Support Programme to support family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse


Places still available in online ‘5-Step’ programme to support
family members affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.

The 5-Step programme is an evidence based, non-judgemental intervention for family members of those misusing substances.  The next online programme will run for five consecutive Thursday mornings,  from 15th April to 13th May, from 10am to 12 noon.
This 5-Step programme is being delivered by Cork City Partnership, the Cork Counselling Services and Ballincollig Family Resource Centre.

Contact Mella at Cork City Partnership on 087 196 2022 or email to register to attend.