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AIIHPC All Island Seminar Designing and Developing Technologies for Palliative Care - Information

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) with funding support from the Health Research Board (HRB) and HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency held an all island seminar (12 June 2019, Dublin) which focussed on the unique opportunity technology offers to support people with palliative care needs and their families, latest national and international research in palliative care and technology and what this means for researchers if they are to generate knowledge that can support the introduction of technology.

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21/10/19

CDI awards first-ever Restorative Practice ‘Champions’ Certs

The Tallaght based Childhood Development Initiative has awarded first-ever Restorative Practices ‘Champion’ certs to 20 community leaders. Many of the recipients were Tallaght based and the awards took place at the CDI Office with veteran Restorative Practices (RP) ambassador Fr. Peter McVerry and CDI Chair Dr. Suzanne Guerin of UCD.

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25/10/19

Call for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) framework to be adopted by government

Prevention and early intervention should be at the forefront of all child health policies. A call for greater prevention and early intervention in all child health, social and educational services – including adopting a framework called ‘ACEs’ – was made at a seminar.

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28/10/19

Ireland called out for having lowest EU level of public treatment for obesity

Ireland has been criticised for having the lowest spend on public treatment of obesity in Europe – and also for failing to recognise the condition as a disease. Speaking on World Obesity Day, the Irish Society of Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) said the HSE does not recognise that more than a million people in Ireland live with a treatable disease – and this leads to a major shortage of public treatment, and a two-tier system.

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28/10/19

Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award Nominations now open

The nominations are now open for individuals, organisations and charities to nominate a corporate who has shown a strong commitment to philanthropy and are deserving of becoming the next Corporate Philanthropist of the Year. The next winner will join organisations such as Kerry Group, AppleGreen, Bord Gais Energy and Xilinx.

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31/10/19

Novas’ 2018 Annual Report highlights rising number of children supported by the organisation

During 2018, for the first time ever, Novas supported more than 1,000 children who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. The number of children supported by the organisation was 1,003, rising from 716 in the previous twelve-month period, an increase of 40%. The vast majority of these children lived outside of Dublin; in Limerick city, north Tipperary, west Cork and Kerry.

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Nationwide

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31/10/19