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9 05, 2017

Healthcare Assistant Conference – October 2017

Advance Notice for our Healthcare Assistant Conference at Northridge House - Wednesday 18th October. Last years conference was fully booked. Pop the date in your diary and details will follow.

9 05, 2017

GNO Skillnet

Delighted to commence our training programme for jobs seekers who wish to have a career in caring for the older adult. With the support of Skillnets Gno each participant over the next 12 weeks receives professional and accredited QQI training modules together with other mandatory courses

9 05, 2017

Day of Mindfulness Meditation

On Saturday 27th May Northridge House will host a Day of Meditation and Mindful Living for Beginners This day is open to everyone. It will be particularly suitable for those who are pretty new to meditation as well as absolute beginners. The day will include instruction in meditation, guided meditations and mindfulness practice. It will be an easy going day with lots of breaks. The day aims to give those new to meditation the experience of practicing over a day of retreat. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. To reserve a place or for further information [...]

23 03, 2017


HealthCare Professional Carers Training Programme In conjunction with South West Gno Skillnet Applicants must be in receipt of Job Seekers / Social Welfare payment to qualify for entry Places will be allocated through an interview process Contact Claire to register interest on 021 4536551 / claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie Course Content: • QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person • QQI Level 5 Care Skills • Manual Handling (Including Patient Handing) • CPR and Defib. (Irish Heart Foundation) • Elder Abuse Prevention Training • Infection Control • End of Life Care For more info including dates of this course click Here Or [...]

3 03, 2017

Northridge House AICAB Accreditation

St Luke’s Home Cork have just been accredited by the recently formed All Ireland CPE Accreditation Board (AICAB). The Director at Northridge House is Rev Bruce Pierce and the Centre is supported as part of the outreach programme of St Luke’s Home, Cork. The AICAB visiting group consisted of representatives of the following bodies - National Association of Healthcare Chaplains, ACPE(Ireland) Ltd, Chaplaincy Accreditation Board and the Northern Ireland Healthcare Chaplains Association. Fr Brian Gough is Chairperson of AICAB. The visiting group involved an overseas CPE Supervisor to enhance objectivity and best international practice. On the February accreditation site visit [...]

6 02, 2017

Ag Eisteacht – 3 Day ABLE Course

Ag Eisteacht are delivering a 3 day ABLE course in Northridge House on 27th February and 14th, 15th March. The ABLE programme (replacing the previous Brief Encounters course) is designed to equip front-line practitioners with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to adopt a relational approach to their professional practice For further information and course booking, please visit: www.ageisteacht.com

17 01, 2017

CPE Clinical Pastoral Education

Our Clinical Pastoral Education programme commenced today with 6 students and we are delighted to welcome Pauline O'Dowd as Supervisor in Training . Our programme runs for 12 weeks at Northridge House .

2 11, 2016


Northridge House is delighted to be the provider of a six week training programme for HSE Home Carers. This programme has been run throughout Cork city and County and we share photographs of the 50 professional carers that have just completed the course in Bantry.

2 11, 2016

Irish Heart Foundation Accreditation

Northridge House is delighted to be recognised as an accredited centre by the Irish Heart Foundation. 1289387

25 08, 2016

Sudden Death and Bereavement (When a child/young person dies suddenly)

Thursday 13th October - 9.30am-12.30pm There is no charge for this workshop however prior booking is essential to claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie Overview on Training Sudden Death and Bereavement (When a child/young person dies suddenly) Aims: Professionals will be able to: 1. Demonstrate competence in the awareness of the complexities surrounding the sudden death of a child or young person 2. Critical analyses and evaluate the Core Issues and impacts surrounding each individuals needs when dealing with sudden death 3. Identify and understand the unique cultural diversities when a child or young person dies suddenly 4. Display a clear understanding of the grief of [...]