Care sector issues

What are the issues?

Care Workers support the most vulnerable in society: the disabled, the sick, the homeless, the elderly, troubled youth and other disadvantaged sections of society. Care Workers see their job as their vocation and tend  to neglect their own wellbeing in the process. Aggression and Violence are on the increase & staffing issues are of growing concern.

The main issues encountered by care workers in the workplace are:


Stress

Trauma

Aggression

Burnout

Mental Health issues

Lack of adequate supports

Low Pay & Staffing issues


Help us bring positive change to this sector! At CNI, we would like to support care workers to be the best they can be. We would also hope that by providing additional supports and advocacy,others may consider entering the caring profession.





CNI Developments 2018/2019

Business Supports: Ronah availed of business supports via SEI Academy 2018 and the BNest Incubator Program 2018/2019. CNI is also supported by Galway City Partnership.

CNI Research 2018

150 Care Workers were interviewed in person and via online surveys to establish the support needs in this sector.

Pilot Project: A pilot project is planned for 50  care professionals in Galway

Future Plans: CNI will go live in 2019




CNI NEWS

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CNI SERVICES planned for 2019

TALK THERAPIES-Online/1 to 1 Counselling & Supervision

EXERCISE GROUPS- Walking, Yoga & Badminton

NETWORKING- Weekly & Monthly Meet-ups

WELLBEING-Reiki, Aromatherapy,Mindfulness,Sound Healing, Reflexology,

TRAINING-Stress Reduction, Mental Health, Addiction & Challenging Behaviour

NUTRITION- Nutritional Support group

SOCIAL EVENTS- Regular Social events throughout the Year

INDIVIDUAL CARE-Advocacy, Information & Personalized Supports

ONLINE SUPPORT-Information, Resources, Social Media & Email Support


TI METABLE FEBRUARY (Updated weekly):

Tuesday 12th Feb:     9.30 -10.30         Yoga & Relax

                                              10.45-12.30        Drop In  

                                              17.00-19.00       1 to 1 Wellness

Thursday 14th Feb:   17.00-19.00       1 to 1 Wellness  Sessions

                                               19.00-20.00        Yoga & Relaxation

Tuesday 19th Feb :    18.00 to 19.00    Art therapy workshop

Thursday 21st Feb:   17.00 to 19.00    1 to 1 Wellness

                                                19.00 to 20.00   Yoga & Relax

Friday 25th Feb:           13.00 to 13.45  Lunchtime Yoga & Relax

Monday 25th Feb:       17.00 to 19.00  1 to 1 Wellness

Tuesday 26th Feb:       18.00 to 19.30  Stress Reduction Workshop


CNI ACHIEVEMENTS

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS  IRELAND

May 2018-Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy Finalist

September 2018- SEI 3rd place award winner


BNEST INCUBATOR PROGRAMME

Sept 2018 BNest  Finalist




Pilot Program Call -Out care workers/support staff

Are you a care assistant/worker, healthcare assistant, youth worker, social care practitioner, nurse, social worker,disability worker, refugee or homeless support worker or a student/volunteer / CE placement in any of these areas? We are looking for 50 volunteers to take part in a FREE pilot program in Galway from  February to March 2019. It involves receiving free wellbeing classes, resources and networking opportunities with likeminded peers. In return we ask you for your feedback and honest opinions! Online and in person supports available. Please get in contact if you genuinly are interested in participating.


INFORMATION  & SIGN UP DAYS:


JANUARY  22nd, 24th and 31st and throughout  duration  of program.


For further info please contact Ronah  on  info@carersnetworkireland.com





CNI Activities/Events/classes

31/1/2019

CNI Open Day

17.30-20.30pm - (drop in)

Westside Resource Centre

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31/1/2019

CNI Open Day

Drop In say hello between 5.30pm-6.30pm and find find out more about CNI,the  6 Pilot Program  & planned wellness activities and sessions. Tea & Coffee provided. Westside Resource Centre.

17.30-20.30pm - (drop in)

Westside Resource Centre

5/2/2019

Yoga for Care Workers

9.30-10.30am - (please book)

Westside Resource Centre

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5/2/2019

Yoga for Care Workers

Gentle Hatha Yoga and Relaxation, all levels

9.30-10.30am - (please book)

Westside Resource Centre

5/2/2019

Wellness Drop In

10.45-12.15pm - (drop in)

Westside Resource Centre

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5/2/2019

Wellness Drop In

Come in for a cuppa, chat and try out some stress reduction techniques such as art therapy, mindfulness, self yoga station and some surprises..

10.45-12.15pm - (drop in)

Westside Resource Centre

7/2/2019

Yoga for care workers

7-8pm - (please book)

Westside Resource Centre

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7/2/2019

Yoga for care workers

Hatha Yoga and Relaxation. All levels.

7-8pm - (please book)

Westside Resource Centre

7/2/2019

1 to 1 Wellness

5.5.45, 6.6.45pm - (booked out)

Westside Resource Centre

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7/2/2019

1 to 1 Wellness

Chose a therapy Reiki, Yoga, Tarot or Relaxation to session or combine a few to create your own stress buster.

5.5.45, 6.6.45pm - (booked out)

Westside Resource Centre

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