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SECAD Noticeboard Week three October 2012

SECAD Noticeboard Week three October 2012

Official Launch of the Midleton Care & Repair Service Tomorrow

 David Stanton TD will officially launch the Midleton ‘Care & Repair Service’ tomorrow morning at 11.30am in the South and East Cork Development offices at the Midleton Community Enterprise Centre.


Deputy Stanton said “I am delighted to be associated with the whole enterprise of Care & Repair, tomorrows launch see’s the start of a fantastic new development. I know the Care & Repair service has been in many other parts of the world and now that it is coming to Ireland it is great that SECAD are developing the Care & Repair Service here in the Midleton Area. This service will be of great benefit to people over 65 and for people with physical disabilities and I think it is important to realise that most domestic jobs done by younger people in the Community are completed with ease, but for the older members of our Community or people with disabilities these jobs can be very difficult and that is where the Care & Repair Service is invaluable and makes a big difference in their quality of those peoples lives. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s launch which will be a brand new era of support for older people and people with disabilities in our Parish”.

The Midleton ‘Care & Repair Service’ will provide a free service for the entire Midleton Parish aimed towards people over 65 years of age or people with a physical disability and the only requirement of the people that use the service is that they provide the materials and that they make a small donation if they can afford to do so.

Frances Burke SECAD co-ordinator of the Tús Programme and co-ordinator of the Midleton Care & Repair Service.

 “Every member of the Midleton team who work in the ‘Care & Repair Service’ are Garda Vetted and in this day and age where you hear so many terrible things, we want to assure everyone who deals with us that they are getting a secure and genuine service from people that committed to ensuring that all our customers are given the opportunity to live independently in the Community in increased comfort and safety” said Frances Burke.

SECAD launches training and mentor support programmes for enterprise.

Rural enterprises to benefit from SECAD mentor support and business training

Cork, 28 September 2012:

Rural enterprises and start-ups are to benefit from a series of business focused training programmes and an improved mentor support programme was announced by South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) this week.

The SECAD mentor panel has been trebled in size this year to meet demand for business mentoring, and over 30 mentors across all sectors and disciplines are now available to start ups and established enterprises in the South and East Cork area.

“SECAD is offering a free mentor service to qualifying individuals and enterprises in the South and East Cork area, as well as extensive training opportunities. We are committed to supporting enterprise and business development in the Region, and from our own research, we know how valuable this support can be for people with great business ideas that need training, mentoring or financial support.  SECAD is here to help”, said Ryan Howard, CEO SECAD.

The training  programmes designed by SECAD are specifically aimed at supporting entrepreneurs, start up and  established businesses in the South and East Cork area. Six programmes will commence in early November covering the following business themes; Start Your Own Business, Grow Your Business, Effective Market Research, Managing Costs and Cash flow, Pitch Your Business and Generate Sales, Social Media and Online Marketing

Sustainable micro-enterprises, particularly in the craft, tourism and food sectors, are the lifeblood of rural development.  SECAD’s strategy to support enterprise in the South and East Cork area has resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs over the last number of years, and the organisation is working hard to facilitate the creation of more jobs in the region into the future.

During the last two years, SECAD has supported numerous enterprise projects including now successful and growing businesses such as Happy Days Ice Cream, Movie Junction, Titanic Experience, Annie’s Roasts, Monkstown Marina, Rumleys Open Farm and Farm Fresh Foods.

For more information on training and mentoring services available in South and East Cork, please contact Liam Fitzgerald in SECAD on 021.4613432 lfitzgerald@secad.ie or visit www.secad.ie


Crosshaven Trails Walk

A crowd of 50 people of all ages turned out for a walk in Crosshaven recently as part of a National trails Day event which was organized by William O’Halloran as part of his outdoor recreation and trail development role with SECAD. 

The walk was planned so as communities from all over the SECAD area could come along and take a look at the lovely new trail which was recently put in as part of the SECAD community trails project.
The trail includes woodland, farmland, Templebreedy Church and spectacular views of the entrance to Cork Harbour.

William would like to give a word of thanks to everyone in Crosshaven who helped out with this event and he is looking forward to seeing the walk develop further in the near future.

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