Good Shepherd Cork are launching an innovative new project – Making Home Making Change – with financial support from Ulster Bank’s Skills and Opportunities Fund.

The project aims to offer women staying at Edel House the opportunity to develop financial, social and creative skills that will be of benefit as they move on to long-term housing and seek to maintain tenancies.

We know that learning can have a huge, positive impact. But we also know that exiting homelessness is demanding – there are many agencies and meetings to deal with and lots of paperwork to be completed. Signing up for an external course is rarely a priority and attending regular lessons can be a challenge. Our Making Home Making Change Coordinator will be based in Edel House and work with residents at their own time and pace to identify individual learning needs and interests and then arrange tailored learning opportunities, on an individual or group basis.

We hope these learning opportunities will help women to develop skills which will be of real, practical benefit as they move on to long-term housing and work to make a safe, secure and comfortable home for themselves and their children.