Cork Life Centre

Posted on 22 Apr 2020
Cork Life Centre

Cork Life Centre was featured on Newstalk Lunchtime Live on 17 April 2020, supported by the #CommunityResponseIRL campaign

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(at 17.30 minute mark)

Cork life Centre is a voluntary organisation offering an alternative learning environment to young people who find themselves outside the mainstream education system.

  • Since 18 March all 6th year and 3rd year students have been offered face-to-face online classes via an online platform on a daily basis. This has covered all subjects and levels.  

  • Counselling continues to be offered to students who access this service in the centre - they have an online or phone option and all students have been reached out to regarding this. It is vital that students can access counselling support during closure and this very uncertain period.  

  • 1st, 2nd and 5th year students are having work and projects sent out via email-again with permission of parents.  

  • The Centre continues to roll out the choir on a Wednesday and Leadership Programme on Thursdays via online platforms. 

  • The Centre continues to support families and others in relation to food poverty through FEAD and other initiatives.

  • We have been able to source support from local companies in this regard in the provision of laptops and devices.

Though their door is physically closed, they have strongly and successfully communicated to parents and students that they can contact us for support and advice in all the usual ways. Their landline number has been diverted to my mobile phone. They continue to support families who are struggling through the provision of necessities. They are maintaining regular phone contact with all parents/guardians to check in on how families and students are coping.  

  • Since 18 March all 6th year and 3rd year students have been offered face-to-face online classes via an online platform on a daily basis. This has covered all subjects and levels.  

  • Counselling continues to be offered to students who access this service in the centre - they have an online or phone option and all students have been reached out to regarding this. It is vital that students can access counselling support during closure and this very uncertain period.  

  • 1st, 2nd and 5th year students are having work and projects sent out via email-again with permission of parents.  

  • The Centre continues to roll out the choir on a Wednesday and Leadership Programme on Thursdays via online platforms. 

  • The Centre continues to support families and others in relation to food poverty through FEAD and other initiatives.

  • We have been able to source support from local companies in this regard in the provision of laptops and devices.

Though their door is physically closed, they have strongly and successfully communicated to parents and students that they can contact us for support and advice in all the usual ways. Their landline number has been diverted to my mobile phone. They continue to support families who are struggling through the provision of necessities. They are maintaining regular phone contact with all parents/guardians to check in on how families and students are coping.  

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Cork Life Centre