mPower Project Commences in CHO1

Supporting older people to remain in their own homes and communities Over 100 people attended two recent learning events, one in Letterkenny and one in Sligo to find out about and get involved in a new EU INTERREG VA funded project called mPower. This project aims to support older people with long-term conditions or chronic illnesses to live well, safely and independently in their own homes. The mPower project will operate in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The learning event, organised by the HSE’s Community Healthcare Organisation area 1, was attended by GPs, GP practice staff, primary […]

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Could you contribute to mental health and well-being in your local community?

3 Community Engagement Events to be held in Cavan, Derry/Londonderry and Newry The Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) health services partnership has secured funding from the EU’s INTERREG VA programme to support a large-scale cross border mental health recovery project within Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland. The 4 year cross border Innovation Recovery project will deliver mental health education in order to support people to better understand and manage their mental health. The project is establishing cross border Hubs in the following 3 areas of Derry-Donegal; Fermanagh-Cavan-Monaghan-Sligo-Leitrim; and Belfast-Armagh-Newry-Dundalk. Those managing the project will be seeking applications […]

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Tender Notice issued for the development of Community Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of Ireland, Northern Ireland and South West Scotland

Utilising European Union INTERREG VA grant funding secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Partnership, the ‘CoH Sync’ (Community Health Sync) Project wishes, via a public procurement / tender process, to establish 8 Community Health and Well-being Hubs. As part of the project, a tender has been issued for the development of these Hubs in 8 geographical areas to deliver early intervention and prevention of ill health initiatives. These locally-based Hubs will support people in improving their health and well-being, particularly around the areas of physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol misuse and mental health. Once established, the Health […]

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CoH Sync

Could you contribute to health and well-being in your local community? EU INTERREG VA programme funding has been secured by the Co-operation and Working (CAWT) cross border Health and Social Care Partnership for the development of Community Health and Well-being Hubs in the border region of the Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.  The ‘CoH-Sync’ (Community Health Sync) Project wishes to establish 8 Health and Well-being Hubs designed to support people in improving their health and wellbeing, particularly around the areas of physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, alcohol misuse and mental health. Project Partners include the HSE, the Southern […]

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Cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course

In May 2017 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in an intensive 3-day intensive specialist course for those who may be deployed to international disaster zones worldwide. The cross border Humanitarian Disaster Response Course is sponsored and organised by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) cross border health partnership in association with a number of Statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south including Irish Aid,  and the Department of Defence. The training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in […]

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Minister Donohoe briefed on cross border health and social care activity

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, TD met recently with staff from the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Development Centre as part of a visit a number of PEACE and INTERREG funded projects in the North West, co-ordinated by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Minister Donohoe was briefed on cross border health developments by Tom Daly, CAWT’s Director General and Bernie McCrory, CAWT’s Chief Officer. Key points of discussions included: • The long established nature of the CAWT Partnership which has been in operation for 24 years and comprises the Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts, […]

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Cross border humanitarian response course

March 2016 Health service personnel, including some military reservist doctors and nurses, participated in a  3-day cross border humanitarian response course training, which attracted participants from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The training was held in the United Nations Training School Ireland in the Curragh camp in Co. Kildare.  The course was sponsored and organised by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) cross border health partnership in association with a number of Statutory and non-Governmental bodies, north and south and included participants from a range of agencies contributing to humanitarian actions, in addition to the Department of […]

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