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

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 [...]

11 08, 2019

St. Luke’s Chaplain to Take Up New Role as Rector of Edenderry

Saying goodbye to our Chaplain - Rev Sarah Marry this morning as she prepares for her new role as Rector of Edenderry. CEO Tony OBrien paid a warm tribute to her wonderful commitment to the Home and the presence of family members of former residents was a clear testament to the deep affection she was held in by residents, family and staff Her contribution to CPE at Northridge House and other educational work will be missed

1 07, 2019

ABLE Training at Northridge House with Ag Eisteacht

Cork charity Ag Eisteacht is running an ABLE brief intervention training in Cork for practitioners working in health, social care and community settings. The ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower) model develops practitioners’ ability to build relationships and to manage boundaries. The training is approved for CPD purposes by Social Care Ireland, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists ( IASLT), Irish Academy of Audiologists ( IAOA), the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, the Irish Association of Social Workers, the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of [...]

10 05, 2019

CPE Graduations at Northridge House & St. Luke’s Home

On Wednesday 8th May the beautiful refurbished chapel at St. Luke’s Home was the venue for the presentation of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Certificates by Dr Paul Colton, President of St. Luke’s Home. The twelve week training programme brought five participants from Wexford, Dublin, Waterford and Cork. Mr Tony O’Brien (CEO, St Luke’s Charity, Cork) spoke of the centrality of pastoral care within the life of St. Luke’s Home and how the CPE programme is viewed as integral part of the life of the Home. This year two students, Hilary Dring and Virginia Giglio undertook placements in St Luke’s Home and [...]

20 03, 2019

Health Care Professional Carers Training Programme

Today saw a new class begin their Skillnet Training Programme  here in Northridge House, while the previous participants returned to receive their certificates. This program provides extensive training to those who wish to work in Nursing Home's. Training is provided for free to those who qualify for the course. For more info or to register your interest for the next course contact

13 03, 2019

Why should you attend our conference in April?

Northridge House Education and Research Centre are hosting our 7th annual Conference in the Radisson Blu Hotel on April 11th. The conference theme “Enhancing Quality of life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments” was chosen to reflect current legislation and upcoming HIQA thematic inspections. The Assisted Decision making (Capacity) Act 2015 was signed into law in December 2015 and supports decision making and maximises a person's capacity to make decisions. It has significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of person-centred care that is based on respecting the individual rights of the person. A key feature of the [...]

6 03, 2019

QQI Level 6 Courses Starting Soon in Northridge House

We are delighted to announce that we will be running two more QQI level 6 courses soon in Northridge House due to the success and feedback from the previous runs. Level 6 Gerontology will commence on the 26th March 2019 and will be of benefit to anybody working in Residential Care particularly in a managerial or supervisory role,and our popular QQI Level 6 Supervisory Management course will begin again on 30th April 2019. If you are interested in participating in either of these courses visit our website, email, or call 021 4536551 for more information.