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Gurranabraher/Churchfield Outreach Office

will be hosting with the HSE the Women’s International Day in the Hut on Thursday 6th March from 11.15 a. m. to 2 p.m. all welcome, guest speakers, free healthy lunch, massage, flower arranging etc. come on down and enjoy the day

Ring Ann at 4301700 for more information.


Gurranabraher Parent Toddler Group

Gurranabraher Churchfield Outreach Office with the Health Action Zone worker – Stephen Murphy help run this group in the Hut every Wednesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon.

All parents, grand-parents, guardians welcome, children from the age of new born to school going age welcome. A great space to meet adults while children are mixing with other children. Also we run activities and outings during the year, ie. Summer Outings, Christmas Outings etc.

Call in and see if this group is for you.

Ring Patricia in the Outreach Office at 021-4301700 for more information etc.

Happy Talk Conference

The Happy Talk Conference is now FULLY BOOKED.

The conference will

take place this Saturday the 1st February 2014 at the Gresham Metropole

Hotel, McCurtain Street Cork from 9am to 3 pm.

The Conference is aimed at practitioners, managers and policy makers involved in the early years sector.

Dr. John Sharry will be the keynote speaker.

Small Grants Scheme

small grants schemes

Cork City Partnership recently accepted applications for its 2013 Small Grants Scheme under the Local and Community Development Programme. The grant was open to all community, voluntary, sports

and youth groups in the Cork City area who are working to promote social inclusion and addressing disadvantage. We will post information in regard to further grants scheme in the near future.



The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course

The Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course (FETAC Level 5) is run in conjunction with Cork College of Commerce and is recruited for and promoted by CODAP. The course components are designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by substance use.

This year over forty interested applicants attend a pre-entry taster / information session on the 4th of September 2013; this was followed up by the interviews in Cork City Partnership offices on Thursday 12th of September 2013. Twenty candidates were chosen from the panel of applicants and the course 2013/14 (which is rolled out over the academic year on a Tuesday evening) began on the 4th of September.


On the 11th of November 2013 a number of the thirteen graduates of the Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Course (FETAC Level 5) 2012/13 received their components certificates in an event which took place in Cork City Partnership.


This event was also held as part of Cork Drug Awareness Events (CDAE) November 2013 which were held across the month of November. Cork Drug Awareness Events is a series of Free Events which are run across the city to raise awareness, high light services and supports and sign post information, so that individuals, families and communities know where to go for assistance/information on drug and alcohol services.


substance use issues in youth and community course

FETAC Level 5 Componant certificates recipients

Members of Cork Access Group attend Civic Reception

Cork Access Group works to improve the built environment for people with disabilities in Cork. The Access Group meets regularly with Cork City Council engineers to ensure the disability perspective is to the forefront in all development work carried out in Cork. In recognition of the contribution made on an ongoing basis by the Cork Access Group, Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy invited the members to a civic reception in City Hall recently. Irene Murphy as a longstanding member of Cork Access Group is pictured giving the Lord Mayor a floral bouquet to mark the occasion.

Irene Murphy and Lord Mayor

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Catherine Clancy

Tús Participants Opportunity


In-house Manual Handling Courses are held regularly to prepare participants for a return to work.

Topics covered during the half-day session include:

– Health & Safety Legislation

– Risk Assessment

– Manual Handling Techniques at Work

– Posture, Fitness & Flexibility

– Personal Protective Clothing

Sign up for ‘First Look at Business’ Training Course


We organise and run a business training course called ‘First Look at Business’ throughout the year and we are now taking booking for courses commencing in 2014. This course is especially suited to people who are thinking about starting a business and who are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment. Contact Cork City Partnership for more details.