Community Respiratory Service ensures right care is delivered by the right people, in the right place at the right time

The recent addition of a Respiratory Consultant with a community focus, and a new Community Case Manager based at Sligo University Hospital, will ensure that fewer patients have to travel for Respiratory Services. The Community Respiratory Service and the Community Case Manager will provide treatment and care to patients, primarily older frail patients, in their own home for as long as possible thereby promoting their independence and maintaining their dignity, privacy and respect. Respiratory services treat illnesses like asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and other lung-related conditions. Welcoming the improved service, Project Lead Siobhan McEniff said: “Forty […]

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Cross Border Conference on Coercive Control takes place in Letterkenny

Event attended by 375 professionals from Tusla, An Garda Siochana, PSNI and other statutory and community partner organisations. Wednesday 11th December 2019:  The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny was the venue for a major cross border conference today focussing on the impact of coercive control. The conference was a collaborative initiative between the CAWT cross border MACE Project, which is funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, and Donegal Children and Young People’s Services Committee and was supported by Donegal Domestic Violence Service, An Garda Siochana and Tusla. Coercive control is a persistent pattern of controlling, coercive and threatening behaviour including all […]

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Newly qualified Community Health Facilitators celebrate success

In total 34 people from across Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland border counties and Scotland were the first to secure an Open College Network (OCN) qualification in Community Health Facilitation. This NVQ Level 3 (equivalent to Level 5 in the Republic of Ireland and Level 6 in of the European Qualifications Framework) Certificate in Community Health Facilitation provides participants with an accredited pathway in their work of supporting health improvements within their communities. The objective of this qualification is to enable participants to acquire the knowledge and skills to help individuals within their communities to improve their own health […]

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Cavan / Monaghan – new local health and well-being Hub launched

A new health and well-being project currently being rolled out in the Monaghan and Cavan areas by Monaghan Integrated Development and Breffni Integrated Development (Cavan) was launched in Carrickmacross recently as part of an annual health fair. The project is called ‘CoH-Sync’ which is short for Community Health Synchronisation. The CoH-Sync project is a cross border EU INTERREG VA funded programme and is now available to anyone aged 18 years and over who wants to begin their journey to getting healthier but doesn’t know where to start.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, adopt healthier eating habits, make new […]

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MACE ‘Breaking the Cycle’ Project Conference

Highly specialist clinical psychologist and author Dr Karen Treisman confirmed as keynote speaker! As part of this new exciting CAWT cross border project, which aims to transform the lives of 3,125 vulnerable children/families who are most at risk from multiple adversities in their lives, by identifying, intervening early and providing nurturing and support within their own homes and communities on a cross border basis, we are delighted to announce our inaugural Cross Border Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) conference. The overarching theme of this conference is hope and resilience and will focus on building resilient ACE aware & trauma informed communities. […]

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