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18 03, 2020

All Training Postponed

All courses have been postponed until at least 30th March due to CoVid-19. Our Annual Conference that was due to take place in April has also been postponed. We will keep you up to date to the best of our ability. For any queries call us on 021 4536551.

6 03, 2020

Temporary Restriction on Visitors to St . Luke’s Home

As of Friday, 6th March, families of residents of St. Luke's Home have been informed that there will be a temporary restriction on visiting the Nursing Home in the light of the current concerns re Coronavirus. With our focus on the well being of our residents this decision will be reviewed on a daily basis and we will keep you informed. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.   https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html  

25 02, 2020

Conference Competition

We are running a competition at the moment to raise awareness of our upcoming Healthcare Conference "Dementia: Today & Tomorrow " in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork on Thursday 2nd April and our Masterclasses that will be held here in Northridge House on Friday 3rd April. The prize for the winner is a ticket to the Conference and tickets to both Masterclasses. These tickets are valued at €175 - €200. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is check out our short promo video for these events below, then like and share! [...]

6 02, 2020

Healthcare Professional Carers Training

Skillnet program returns on 25th March for more training for QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person, QQI Level 5 Care Skills, This program also includes Manual & Patient Handling, Safeguarding, Infection Control, and CPR, plus additional courses. Applications are now being taken, and applicants will be interviewed at the end of February. Contact Claire Coakley at claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie or phone 021 4536551.

23 10, 2019

Health Care Support Assistant Training

We were delighted to present certificates to two groups of HSE Health Care Support Assistant's here in Northridge House Education & Research Centre on Tuesday evening on their final day of a 7 week programme. Congratulations and well done to all.

17 09, 2019

ABLE Brief Intervention Training

Cork charity, Ag Eisteacht, is running additional brief intervention training courses in Cork and Dublin for frontline staff working in health, social care and community roles. The ABLE model develops practitioners’ ability to build relationships and to manage boundaries. A three-day course takes place in Cork on November 18th and December 4th & 5th at Northridge House, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork, T12 H970. The Dublin training will take place on October 22nd and November 5th & 6th at The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork St., Dublin 8. ABLE training is approved for CPD purposes by Social Care Ireland, Irish Association of [...]

11 09, 2019

Ag Eisteacht Celebrate One Year in Northridge House

On 11th September over the obligatory coffee and cake we celebrated  the presence of Ag Eisteacht who have been with us for a year. It has been a mutually beneficial year and as two innovative charities in Cork we are delighted to support each other. Details on the great work of Ag Eisteacht can be found at https://www.ageisteacht.com/

23 08, 2019

Special Price for Limited Places on QQI 6 Supervisory Management

QQI Level 6 Supervisory Management at only €450 all in. We offer here in Cork a 5 day programme commencing 18th September and finishing 16th October (One Wednesday a week) Aim : To train learners to become fully competent supervisory managers in the workplace, and attain a national award. To provide the skills, knowledge and mindset essential for getting the best performance from staff and supervising an operation effectively. Comments from our last programme " Best course I have ever taking on my professional journey" " Amazing Value for a Level 6 presented at the highest standard" For more information [...]

23 08, 2019

New Course – Intimacy, Sexuality, Ageing and Dementia

Intimacy, Sexuality, Ageing and Dementia This half day programme takes a rights based approach to supporting older people and in particular people living with dementia around the area of sexuality. HIQA Guidance for Designated Centres Intimacy and Sexual Relationships (GDE6) November 2014 states that: “As a provider, you have a duty to promote the best interests of service users in regard to issues of intimacy, relationships and sexuality. Providers also have a clear duty to protect service users from abuse, including sexual abuse. As a service provider you have a duty to ensure that your service complies with legislation, that [...]

22 08, 2019

New Round of QQI Course starting soon in Northridge House

September 10th will see a new start to our popular Level 5 & 6 QQI courses. The autumn line up will include: September 10th - Level 5 Care of the Older Person ( 5N2706) September 18th - Level 6 Supervisory Management (6N4329) September 19th - Level 6 Training Needs Identification & Design (6N3325) September 21st - Level 6 HR Management (6N3750) September 25th - Level 5 - Care Skills (5N2770) October 24th - Training Delivery & Evaluation (6N3326) November 5th - Communication (5N0690) There are still some places available on a number of courses so if you are interested in [...]