Sex Work

Episode 6 of the Covid Care podcast is a look at how sex workers supported other sex workers during the first covid 19 lockdown. Kate McGrew and Adeline Berry from Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland explain what working conditions were like in lockdown, how sex workers were excluded from financial supports, and how they intereacted with clients and Gardai. To […]

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Ep.5: Parenting

In this weeks episode of the Covid Care podcast, I chat to parents Sarah Sproule and Deborah Somorin. They share their experiences of parenting during the first lockdown, managing school, and the silver linings that happened when spending more time with their children. Support this project and The Tortoise Shack by joining us at:┬ápatreon.com/tortoiseshack << Back To The Covid Care […]

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Ep.4 Sexual Health

Episode 4 of the Covid Care podcast looks at how Covid-19 affected the provision of sexual health services. Caroline is joined by Phil Corcoran from Sexual Health Centre in Cork, and Grace Alice O’Shea from Sexual Health West. They discuss how services used social media to connect with people, the impact on STI tests, the HSE guidelines to have sex […]

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Ep.3 Domestic Abuse

Episode 3 of the Covid Care Podcast explores how the first Dovid-19 lockdown impacted upon the provision of domestic violence services for men and women in Ireland. Joining me for this episode are Emma Reidy, CEO of Aoibhneas domestic abuse support for women and children, and Andrea McDermott, social care team leader with Men’s Aid Ireland. They detail how lockdown […]

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Ep.2 Direct Provision

Join Caroline for episode 2 where we dive into the experiences of those in direct provision during lockdown. Bulelani Mfaco and Ola Mustapha from Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland (MASI) explain what lockdown was like as a single man and as a family. They cover how children adapted, the realities of social distancing in crowded rooms, precariousness, and lessons that […]

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Ep01 Carers

Episode 01 of the Covid Care podcast looks at the experiences of carers in the home during the covid 19 lockdown. Caroline speaks to Miche├íl Mulligan, based in Kerry, and Sam Kenny, who is based in Kildare. They outline how they struggled with a sudden withdrawal of disability services, the sense of abandonment by the government, and explore what future […]

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The Covid Care Podcast Trailer

The Covid Care podcast is a short miniseries looking at the experiences of people who either provided care services or accessed them during the Covid 19 lockdown in Ireland earlier this year. It features conversations with carers, parents, domestic violence services, elderly support, sexual health services, and more. Some of the conversations are a tough listen as guest recall their […]

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