SOCIAL COUNSELLING IS PROVIDED UNDER THE PROJECT "SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF ECONOMIC MIGRANTS - LEGAL AND SOCIAL COUNSELLING CENTRE" IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN DUBLIN

Social Counselling Office

The Social Counselling Office has been operating since 2007 and it was established in response to the needs of Poles living in Cork and County Cork who have difficulties in settling matters in offices because of their ignorance of English.

What does the office do?

  • It provides information and advice on broadly understood social assistance in Ireland, i.e. types of benefits, legal regulations, laws, etc.
  • Housing consultancy
  • Dealing with filling out applications for social housing.
  • Advising on basic principles of labour law
  • Advising on pensions
  • Assisting in applying for Irish citizenship
  • Advising on issues related to returning to Poland
  • Assisting in the proper selection, understanding and correct completion of documents necessary while applying for various social benefits.
  • Assistance to those in need in communication with offices and institutions by telephone, in person and via Internet (emails, My Gov portal etc.).
  • Distribution of social welfare guides issued in languages other than English.

Social counselling

  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM

In 2017

376

people benefited from social counselling


"The project is co-financed as part of the Polish community funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland."