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.
We are delighted to announce that our wonderful volunteer Maura Long was named Volunteer of the Year – North City at the Cork Volunteer Awards 2020 #CVA2020 held virtually on 9th October. Maura has been an integral part of our Friendly Call Cork Service for over 5 years and we were very proud to nominate her for an award this year. Along with her daily volunteering with Friendly Call Cork, Maura also decided to have had her head shaved live on Facebook to raise funds for Friendly Call Cork and the Mercy University Hospital. Over €4,000 was donated through gofundme for her head shave! Maura has been cocooning since March but is making calls to our clients every day to our Friendly Call Clients.
We would like to congratulate all of this year’s award recipients. We would also like to thank Cork Volunteer Centre for a fantastic virtual awards ceremony. Given the challenges of Covid 19 and social distancing, it is a super presentation. You can see all of the award event by clicking on the below link (Maura & Brenda #friendlycallcork can be seen at 31.15 mins) https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerCork/videos/836869103731036/
This year has been a real test of stamina for all our Friendly Call volunteers. Covid 19 has meant that all our volunteers are ringing our Friendly Call Clients remotely and are making calls every day. We are now ringing over 350 to check in with them and make sure everything is okay. Covid 19 has brought a lot of isolation and anxiety to individuals and we are so proud of all our volunteers who give up their time so freely. The Cork Volunteer Award to Maura is recognition of all our Friendly Call Volunteers – Thank you to our brilliant team
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:
Welcome to the nineteenth 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.
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