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Cope Foundation

Cope Foundation

The story of Cope Foundation:

 

A disease called Poliomyelitis spread in Cork in the 1950’s. This disease gave some people a disability. There were no services for these people in their local area, the people of Cork wanted to provide these services. On the 29th May 1957 Cllr. John Bermingham founded The Cork Poliomyelitis Association.

 

The Cork Poliomyelitis Association provided physiotherapy services to people who had poliomyelitis. At that time, some children with intellectual disabilities in Cork lived in a home that was not right for them. The Cork Poliomyelitis Association changed their services to include supporting these children. The Cork Poliomyelitis Association started two schools. Those schools were Scoil Bernadette and Queen of Angels. After The Cork Poliomyelitis Association had changed their services they thought their name did not make sense anymore.

 

On the 30th May 1958 their name changed to Cork Polio and General After-care Association. Over time Cork Polio and General After-care Association started new services. These new services began because the school children they first supported began to grow up. With these extra services the name Cork Polio did not make sense anymore.

 

On the 5th December 1988 their name changed to Cope Foundation. In 2005 Cope Foundation started the North Lee ASD Service for children with autism. This service supported 50 children at the start. It now supports 550 children. Cope Foundation now supports over 2,300 people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

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Cope Foundation Jobs
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Care Assistant

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  • Updated 14/11/2018
  • Cork

Cope Foundation are currently recruiting for a Care Assistant to join our team in Cork.

Cope Foundation reviews
(8)

Cork City

Employee in Nursing in Cork, Ireland
current employee in Nov 2018
05/11/2018

The Best Bits

There is a fabulous working atmosphere. Team work is great here 

Things to improve

Continuous professional development is a massive part of nursing. Getting the organisations support in doing so would be great

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They carry out all the duties required by an RNID 

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Progressive organisation with lots of potential. Needs the right people

Anonymous in Cork, Ireland
current employee in Oct 2018
01/10/2018

The Best Bits

There's a lot of changes within the organisation at the moment. It's positive! There's room for training and development.

Things to improve

They need lots more staff!! The wages also need to be a lot higher.

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Over worked with little to none support 

Anonymous in Cork, Ireland
current employee in Oct 2018
01/10/2018

The Best Bits

I like the home support as it’s set hrs and only working with one family. But that changes and I’m moved and then the hours are longer. 

Things to improve

Just more support staff and hours given out fairly. More training in medication and behavioral is also need. 

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