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5 Step programme beginning 5th November- CODAAP

‘A confidential, evidence based support programme for family members or concerned persons affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.

Delivered over  5 sessions in one-to-one or group format.

We are currently recruiting for an online 5 Step programme beginning 5th November.

Click Notice 5 Step Family Support Group programme_Nov 2020 for details.

For further information on the 5 Step programme click 5 Step Info Flyer_2020 or contact Mella Magee 

Cork Volunteer Awards – Maura Long Volunteer of the Year North City for her tireless work

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)

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

Contact Brenda Barry, 021 4307100

“Growing Your Potential” – Training and Development Course for Women working in the Home

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:

  • Confidence building
  • 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:

Siobhán O’Neill

Employment Support Worker

PEIL Growing Your Potential

Cork City Partnership Clg,

1st floor, Heron House,

Blackpool Park, Blackpool,


(021) 4302310 or  (086) 1858081       email:

Weekly Bulletins – # 19 now available. Information on our work through COVID 19

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.

CCP Newsletter – Issue 19 Job Sheet 05th Nov Useful links 19

Job Sheet 05th Nov

Useful links 19

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


CCP Newsletter – Issue 18

Job Sheet 15th Oct

Useful links 18



New Video Tutorials on setting up Gmail

Cork City Partnership’s new video tutorials on how to set up an email account using Gmail and how to sign in and out of your new gmail account .

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Posted by Cork City Partnership on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Posted by Cork City Partnership on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Connect Call Service – Cork City of Sanctuary Movement

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

Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2020/21 (QQI Level 5)

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.

For further information or if you would like a hard copy of the documents sent to you please contact:

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.

Jacqueline Daly / Margo Hayes Tele: 021 – 4302310 / 087 1962030 / 087 1962023

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Employment Advice and Guidance – Cork City Partnership

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.