We are a charity in Ireland
We have been operating since 2006.
We have been operating since 2006.
Our mission is to run services aimed at improving the living conditions of Poles and Europeans from Central and Eastern Europe in Cork and beyond Cork
We implement the objectives of our mission through the following tasks:
Provision of information on broadly understood social assistance in Ireland, i.e. types of benefits, legal regulations, laws, etc.
Assistance in the proper selection, understanding and correct completion of documents necessary while applying for various social benefits.
Providing clients with social welfare guides issued in languages other than English.
Activities aimed at helping individuals and families to strengthen or regain their ability to function in society.
Analysis and evaluation of factors driving demand of immigrant communities for the Irish social assistance and the creation of an internal database allowing to modify and develop the scope of activities undertaken within the Centre.
Psychotherapeutic assistance and legal and social counseling.
Organising English lessons.
Activity of the U-Clinic Counselling Services
Developing programmes for solving social problems among local communities in Cork.
Training volunteers in the field of activities undertaken by the Centre.
Cooperation in the scope of statutory tasks with the local government bodies of the city of Cork, relevant government administration bodies and non-governmental organisations, employers, individuals and legal entities.
Organising workshops, training, conferences and meetings.
Preparation of reports, analyses, evaluations and information on the tasks carried out.
Conducting original projects implemented within the Centre.
Other activities conducive to the development of the statutory objectives of the organisation.
We operate in four areas:
1. Advice and information support
We provide advise, Legal Clinics with of Irish solicitors, and we conduct information seminars.
We run a unique online advice platform available to all Poles in Ireland and in Poland www.poradniaonline.org
We conduct English lessons, Polish lessons for foreigners, we run a Polish Afternoon school for Polish children, Razem Academ in various locations: Cork, Cobh, Ballincollig, Midleton and Clonakilty,
We run educational programs for seniors
In addition, we run a number of programs to improve active citizenship, electoral education programs or programs to improve mental health.
3. Mental health
Operating the clinic of integrated psychotherapeutic services U-Clinic for people experiencing problems such as: depression, problems in relationships, addictions, co-dependence etc.
4. Promoting integration
Participation in and organisation of various integration programmes
Work statistics recorded from 2012
Number of people
Number of the registered people who have used the services since 2012
Number of interventions
Number of contacts and interventions made with clients since 2012
We operate professionally
We are registered in the Company Registration Office as CLG No: 517942
We are a fully registered charity entered into the Charities Regulator register under number 20075125
We have an entry at the Revenue Office as a charity and permission to accept donations under number CHY19216
We are supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.
We are affiliated with the Public Participation Network in Cork
We are a member organisation of the European Union of Polish Communities.