June 23, 2020

Health Behaviour Change Research Group Webinar 30th June

An introduction to Pragmatic evaluation – More places available due to a high level of interest! The Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway is delighted to announce that registration is now open for a free webinar, An introduction to Pragmatic Evaluation, delivered by Dr Paul Kelly, from the University of Edinburgh, on Tuesday June 30th 2020 from 11am-12pm! Places are limited and book up quickly, so reserve HERE to avoid disappointment! Background: Along with colleagues, Dr Karen Milton (University of East Anglia) and Dr Justin Richards (University of Sydney), Dr Paul Kelly (University of Edinburgh) devised a Pragmatic […]
June 19, 2020

Survey Quality & Qualification Ireland

At QQI we are constantly striving to improve our service delivery to our key stakeholders, so your feedback is invaluable to us. If you consider there are others in your institution/organisation who are also well placed to respond to the questionnaire, please feel free to pass it on to them. Please rest assured that all of your feedback will be treated in strictest confidence and results will only be processed and shared in aggregate form. We have engaged the services of an independent research agency, Opinions, to reassure you that the data is fully confidential. Please try to complete this […]
June 19, 2020

The National HSCP Office

As you may be aware, HSCP Share Blog was established in March, 2020. In order for this to be an increasing effective resource for sharing current and relevant material, we are seeking HSCP Share Champions, see detailed document attached. I would be obliged if you would target people whom you think will have a particular interest in becoming a Share Champion. To register an interest individuals will need to : Summarise their experience relevant to the role of HSCP Share Champion (maximum word count: 250 words). Forward this summary to: richard.smith@hse.ie by Tuesday, 30th June, 2020. The National HSCP Office […]
June 19, 2020

Practice Links June Edition 2020

Please find the June 2020 edition of Practice Links attached. Feel free to circulate this edition to colleagues / services / community groups / 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. 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
June 18, 2020

National Psychosocial Response Steering Group

We have been contacted by the National Psychosocial Response Steering Group led by Dr. Cathal Morgan. The Integrated National Operations Hub (INOH) of the HSE has established a work stream tasked with developing a comprehensive psychosocial response to address the long-term personal, community and societal impact of Covid-19. This response will be articulated in a national framework document which is currently being prepared by the National Health Sector Psychosocial Project team. In order to develop a robust framework that works across all levels of need and serves the whole population, the team is now undertaking a rapid assessment of currently […]
June 17, 2020

Sharing the Vision A Mental Health Policy for Everyone 2020

The publication of A Vision for Change (2006) represented an important milestone in the development of mental health policy in Ireland. Many significant changes and improvements have taken place over the lifetime of the policy since 2006. Although A Vision for Change (AVFC) has supported significant development over the past 13 years, we have much more to do in developing stronger, more appropriate mental health supports at community and primary care levels and in developing robust and reliable services and ensuring effective use of appropriate inpatient care. Ireland has changed significantly since AVFC was first published in 2006 and our […]
June 16, 2020

President’s Research Fellowship Scholarship for MA (Social Care)

President’s Research Fellowship Scholarship for MA (Social Care) from Socialcore in IT Carlow. Project title: The History of Social Care Education in Ireland -The Fifty Year Journey to Statutory Registration. Supervisors; Dr Denise Lyons (IT Carlow) and Dr Lucy Bennett (Carlow College). Closing date for applications is the 26th of June 2020 and an online interview will be held for shortlisted candidates on the 30th of June 2020. If interested please send the completed application available HERE and a one page CV to brian.jackson@itcarlow.ie and denise.lyons@itcarlow.ie before the 26th of June at 5 pm. More details on the project are […]
June 12, 2020

CORU Opening of Social Care Workers Registration Board

The Social Care Workers Registration Board has decided that the opening of the Social Care Workers Register, which it had hoped to open in 2022, will now open in 2023. While 2022 was an indicative opening date due to the complexity of the work being undertaken to implement a statutory registration process, the Board recognises that the one year deferral in opening the register will be met with disappointment by those currently working in the profession and by new entrants. The decision to defer the opening of the Register was not taken lightly and only after considerable deliberation by the […]
June 10, 2020

The Wheel Latest Update for the Community & Voluntary Sector

As Programme for Government negotiations continue over the coming days and weeks, it is more important than ever that we put community supports, and all those who rely on them, first.  To do that, charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises need adequate supports to survive, thrive and be able to play our vital role in the country’s recovery. And so, we are asking you to unite behind the #PutCommunityFirst by contacting your local TDs to re-iterate how important it is that the sector’s vital work is supported throughout the next Programme for Government. Contact Your TD by using our online form here. (We encourage […]
June 4, 2020

Children’s Rights Alliance- Members Update/ Resources for Children

Following meetings and conversations with many of you, we have compiled an overview of the issues we have discussed and any relevant progress since our last meeting. This update will cover just some of the issues being discussed with members on an ongoing basis. The website page is now up and running where relevant resources will be collated. If you would like to add resources you think may be of interest to other members, please email communications@childrensrights.ie We will be holding regular meetings with members on the most pressing issues brought by Covid 19 and the related restrictions and endeavour […]