Entries by Nigel McKinney

CLARE CIC & Wee Chicks CIC

In recent weeks staff at CLARE CIC have been delighted to continue working with Kelly Molloy and colleagues at Wee Chicks CIC on an intergenerational project. Unfortunately due to the pandemic our plans to bring older people and children together to work on joint activities have been impossible but with some creativity we’ve still been able to do some valuable work. Through funding from the Soil Association the children at Wee Chicks have been supported to learn about food and nutrition and have been making a number of different healthy soups and also pancakes and scones. In turn bulk batches of soup have been made for and delivered to CLARE […]

Clare CIC and the pandemic

Supporting older people at home in north Belfast during the Coronavirus pandemic CLARE CIC – Creative Local Action Responses and Engagement CIC is a social enterprise based in north Belfast with the aim of supporting older people live healthy happy lives in their own homes for as long as possible. Established in 2013, we do this through a community development social work approach. We have a small team comprising 2 Social Workers, a Volunteer Co-ordinator and a Community Health Support Worker and work across all communities from a small office in Mount Vernon Community House. In “normal” times we receive referrals from GPs, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and […]