Tusla-funded Members’ Network (Online Meeting)


Free members-only event
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Tusla-funded Members’ Network (Online Meeting)

Members of The Wheel’s Tusla-funded members’ network are invited to this first Autumn 2020 meeting, where we'll be focusing on the changed environment and current developments and challenges pertinent to the community and voluntary organisations working in this area. 

The event will begin with an update from The Wheel on the work we have been doing to support our members as well as our ongoing advocacy work to government, focusing on the needs community and voluntary sector. 

This will be followed by an informal discussion and networking ‘breakouts’, where members can discuss the developments around key issues raised at the last member network meeting, including:

  • Continued sector funding in a possible post-COVID-19 recession
  • The reactivation of staff and frontline workers
  • Increased demand for services
  • Costs associated with staff training and PPE 
  • Unresolved ongoing issues such as meeting Service Level Agreement criteria. 

This meeting will also be an opportunity for participants to raise fresh perspectives and issues with the group.

An agenda and details on how to take part in the meeting, which will be facilitated through Zoom, will be circulated in advance. 

Please email Ivan Cooper at ivan@wheel.ie or our Policy Officer Lucy Hayes lucy@wheel.ie to make an input or if you would like to join the network.

How to register

This event will be held on Zoom. Please register below. Meeting details will be sent to you after registration. Please note that this online event will not be recorded.  

Meet your Facilitators

Ivan Cooper

Ivan Cooper is Director of Public Policy with The Wheel. Ivan is charged with progressing The Wheel's policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector, e.g. charity regulation, strengthening the sector, active-citizenship, standards and supports amongst others. He oversees the research programme which The Wheel conducts about the profile and scope of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and he represents The Wheel on a range of fora, national and international.

Eifion Williams

Eifion Williams is  the Service Director at Tusla. He is an experienced Director of Services with a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. He is a strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Youth & Community Education from Glyndŵr University.

Who should attend

This event is open to all members of The Wheel, but will be most relevant for those funded by Tusla