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The Covid Care Podcast

The Covid Care podcast looks at the experiences of people who either provided care or accessed care during the Covid 19 lockdown in Ireland earlier in 2020. These episodes speak to people across Ireland, who share their stories of the realities of lockdown beyond Netflix and making banana bread.

From those in direct provision, carers, sexual health services, parents, domestic violence services and more, we see how isolating and difficult lockdown was for people who were availing of care services, or who cared for others. As we face an uncertain future of further lockdowns and possible curtailment of services again, the lessons and experiences contained within these conversations are essential listening if we wish to care for vulnerable people in a holistic way.

The Covid Care Podcast is available now to download from iTunes and Soundcloud

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Micheál

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In addition to all that comes with The Member’s Lounge package we will shout you out on a podcast, we might even read you a little dedication!

Welcome To The Show

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In addition to all that comes with The Show Runner’s package you will get a free ticket before they even go out on sale, just for you, to a live pod. To be eligible you’ll need to be a $10 patron for at least 3 months.

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