February 27, 2020

Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Health Innovation Hub Ireland(HIHI) Spark Ignite Innovation Competition open to the innovative ideas of the 115,000 HSE employees aiming to improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Applications are simple, submitted via an online portal to HIHI. The call will close on 13 March 2020. Apply now to www.hih.ie. Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) Spark Ignite 2020 Competition is the only staff facing innovation competition available to all HSE employees. Spark Ignite is open to all disciplines and departments within the HSE, enabling staff to propose solutions for problems, challenges, or unmet needs in healthcare. The competition will help applicants, who have […]
February 27, 2020

Bookings open for ‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice’ seminar

Three Cork organisations with shared values and a common interest in frontline practitioner care and development are holding a one-day, innovative seminar to open a conversation about the perception and realities of frontline practice. Ag Eisteacht, Caidreamh Family & Practitioner Assessment & Therapeutic Services and SHEP (Social and Health Education Project) are holding ‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice’ on Thursday 21st May 2020 from 9am-4pm at Northridge House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork. The event is the first of a series of collaborative initiatives by the group exploring focused ways of supporting frontline workers. It is open to all […]
February 27, 2020

February 2020 edition Practice Links

The February 2020 edition of Practice Links attached. Feel free to circulate this edition to colleagues / services / students. If you have colleagues or students who would like to get PL directly to their email account, direct them to the registration information below. Follow us on Twitter on @PracticeLinks or https://twitter.com/practicelinks. This edition was edited by Louise McCormick. Best wishes, Kenneth Burns, Kerry Cuskelly, Eavan Brady, Robert O’Driscoll and Louise McCormick Practice Links Team School of Applied Social Studies University College Cork, Ireland What you need to know: Practice Links is a publication of the School of Applied Social […]
February 13, 2020

Neart 2020 Studio III

February 12, 2020

Online Postgraduate Diploma in Social Policy and Practice

Applications are now open for the online Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma delivered by the School of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin. This course provides students from all disciplines with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the role that social policies play in shaping our societies. Students will be exposed to the arguments for developing policy interventions in areas such as social security, health and housing, and the challenges of implementing and changing policy in these areas at a national and global level.
February 12, 2020

Developing a Social Care Value Based Activity Programme for Older People

This part-time course/CPD (level 7) will take place on five Fridays in May 2020 in TU Dublin Grangegorman campus. The course introduces participants to practical and creative approaches designed to improve quality of life for older people and reflects the HIQA social model of care. The course is designed for people who are working with or have an interest in working with older people. The course would be of particular interest to social care, nursing, and other staff involved in activities programmes in long-term, day care and community settings.
February 12, 2020

Student Award and Outstanding Contribution Award Annual Conference 2020

We are pleased to announce, on the success of lasts years awards, we are having another award ceremony in 2020, at the annual conference. To celebrate the achievement of a Social Care Student. The Outstanding contribution Award is to recognise and reward the outstanding contribution and performance of a social care worker, manager or educator. Closing date for applications has been extended to Monday 24th February 2020.
February 10, 2020

Cork Women to Face Criminal Charges of Falsely Claiming to be Therapists

The body regulating health and social care workers in Ireland is to criminally prosecute two women for claiming to be registered therapists, the first case of its kind since the agency was set up 15 years ago. Coru, which oversees a wide range of professions including social workers, dieticians and physiotherapists, alleges the women falsely claimed to be a speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist while operating a business together in Cork. Both professions are “protected titles” meaning holders must be registered with Coru in order to practice, similar to the requirement that doctors be registered with the […]
February 6, 2020

Inclusion Ireland General Election 2020

The Elections material for the General Election 2020 from Inclusion Ireland is found here: http://www.inclusionireland.ie/election-2020 In this link you will find, Election 2020, Our Asks of the Parties. In the run up to Election 2020, Inclusion Ireland is meeting the various political parties and asking that they include various commitments in their manifestos. We want them to commit to this document  if they are elected to the Dáil in 2020. Inclusion Ireland has developed a list  of questions, you may like to ask of candidates for Election 2020 as they canvas for your votes. There are proposed questions on education, […]
February 6, 2020

Mental Health Ireland Podcast

Family life and technology with Dr Colman Noctor  Podcast   In this episode, we’re joined by child and adolescent psychotherapist Dr Colman Noctor to talk about the effects of modern technology on a child’s development, family life, and our mental health. We look at whether technology is making our kids more anxious, tackling phone addiction, and how parents can manage technology use in the home. If you have been affected by the contents of this podcast episode, please contact the Samaritans on Freephone 116 123, or see the list of youth mental health support services  HERE