Respond Housing’s College held a graduation ceremony for its first Cork based cohort of FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support Students on 16 June 2016 at the Knocknaheeney/Hollyhill Youth Centre in Cork City. 19 Students graduated with a Major award in Healthcare Support, with another 15 attaining minor awards.
The Healthcare Support programme was delivered by Respond College in Blackpool Community Centre, and was funded by the Department of Social Protection through the Community Employment Scheme. The students are now qualified carers and some of them are already using their qualifications in paid employment. Continue reading
We will expand our Design and Planning Department to meet increased targets – Respond
Respond Housing Association today warmly welcomed the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness’ final report, particularly the much-needed emphasis on the building and acquisition of social housing to a new higher target of 50,000 social homes over the next 5 years.
Founder/Director Fr. Pat Cogan ofm said:
“In light of the proposed increased target for social housing, Respond is prepared to expand our Design and Planning department in order to increase our own published target of an additional 5,000 units over three years. Our amended target will be decided upon after consultation with the officers of the proposed Housing Procurement Agency. Continue reading