Cobh Lifelong Learning Festival is back for a second year next week and this time it's bigger and better, with the help of Cobh Library, Cobh YMCA, Cobh Animation Team, Cobh Heritage Centre, SECAD, Cork ETB, Cobh Adult Learning Centre, Cobh Intreo, Cobh Heritage Vintage Era Group! See the event page here www.facebook.com/events/187681058403752/ for the low-down on all the activities, workshops and talks scheduled for the week which are ALL FREE to attend! We hope you can join us. See below for the schedule and keep an eye out around Cobh for flyers with all the details. Please note that some events require pre-booking.
We at Cobh FRC are putting together our 3 year work-plan for the coming years and would love your input. If you have any ideas for activities, classes or groups, or if there's an issue in the community that you think Cobh Family Resource Centre may be able to help with, please submit your feedback in the form below.
You can also help out by completing our online questionnaire at the bottom of the page. You can choose to remain anonymous or leave your name and contact details. The simple questionnaire should only take a few minutes. Thank you in advance for your feedback and help.
Don't forget, the Care & Repair Team at Cobh Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Age Action have FREE Carbon Monoxide Alarms for anyone aged 65 or over in Cobh and around the Great Island. Carbon Monoxide is extremely difficult detect as it is odourless and colourless so getting an alarm fitted is vital. Our volunteers can do that FREE OF CHARGE! If you have an open fire, stove or gas appliance, contact Stephanie on 021-4816103 to arrange a visit from our volunteers. For more information about the initiative and service read the article below.
Cobh Family Resource Centre is delighted to be running another Parents Plus course, due to begin in January 2017. Following very positive feedback from last years programme, we would now like to invite parents to contact us if they would be interested in attending the course. Depending on need in the community, we will either be running a 'Mid Year's' or 'Teenage' programme.
The focus of the the Parents Plus Programme is on finding solutions to problems and creating more effective ways of relating to children. The overall aim of the course is to help parents not only solve discipline and other childhood problems, but also for parents to develop closer and more satisfying relationships with their children.
For more details about the course please see Parenting Plus Courses
Call Bernadette or Jane at CFRC on 021-4816103 to find out more or register your interest in the course. Spaces are very limited so please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.
Cobh Family Resource Centre and South East Cork Area Development (SECAD) are coming together again to provide two FREE half day workshops to help you with your job search.
Whether you need to improve your CV or start from scratch, the workshop will cover how to format your CV and important elements to include. There will also be time to get started with designing your own CV on provided computers. The workshop will also cover useful tips and samples to help you write a focused cover letter to accompany your CV.
The second half day workshop will go through preparing for interview, common pitfalls, and how to answer common questions and convey your skills and experience.
Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential. Please contact SECAD on 021- 4613432 to register or find out more. You can also call Cobh Family Resource Centre on 021-4816103 for more information.
Our November E-Newsletter is available to read online here at eepurl.com/cqdlH9
It's chock-full of news and upcoming events, and everything that happened over November. If you'd like to know more about our groups, then this is a must read for you!
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Age Action have supplied the Care & Repair Team at Cobh FRC with FREE Carbon Monoxide Alarms for anyone aged 65 years or over. For more information about Carbon Monoxide in the home and the importance of having an alarm please download the article below. To have a CO2 alarm installed by our volunteers please call Stephanie at the centre on 021-4816103.
Staff and children alike got into the spooky spirit of things this Halloween at Cobh FRC, with a monster day of celebrations and partying! Our usual Friday Gymboree class were unrecognizable in their fantastic outfits essential for doing the 'Monster Mash' all morning. Our Pre-School looked more like Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the day, and we were delighted to reveal the lucky winners of our Monster Raffle, which raised €700 for our playground. Check out some of the fantastic costumes on the slideshow below!
Above is just a small sample of the beautiful knitting undertaken by the The Women's Group here at Cobh FRC in support of a wonderful charity for premature babies and affected families. The beautiful blankets, hats and cardigans will be donated to the organisation, Irish Premature Babies. You can find out more about the charity here www.irishprematurebabies.com/ . Well done to all the women involved!
Anneline, our Coordinator here at Cobh FRC was among the representatives of Family Resource Centre's from around the country at a recent presentation to politicians at Dáil Eireann. The presentation was given by The Family Resource Centre National Forum who represent 108 TUSLA funded centres around the country, Cobh FRC being one of them. The main issues highlighted were lack a of funding for vital FRC services, and failure to reinstate increments in FRC staff salaries which were paused during the financial crisis back in 2009. Due to reduced funding, centres have been under increased pressure to fundraise locally and make cut backs in order to continue to provide vital services and activities in the community. We feel it is important to let our users and community know about these issues and hope that you support our position. We will keep you informed of any future national developments. You can also follow the Family Resource Centre National Forum on their Facebook page to keep up to date at www.facebook.com/frcnf/ .