On 12 April 2022, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D. paid a visit to one of the Community Mothers Programme sites at the Early Learning Initiative in the National College of Ireland in the Dublin Docklands.
During the visit, the Minister had an opportunity to talk with parents attending the programme and their Home Visitors and to meet their children.
Susan Brocklesby, Project Consultant with the Katharine Howard Foundation gave a presentation on the development of Community Families and the requirements to implement it. There was an opportunity for those present to have a very positive engagement with the Minister.
L to R: Jackie Austin (Director of Public Health Nursing, HSE); Gina Quin (President, National College of Ireland); Josephine Bleach (Director, Early Learning Initiative at NCI); Cliona Hannon (CEO, Katharine Howard Foundation); Catherine Donohoe (National Parenting Lead, Tusla); Susan Brocklesby (Project Consultant, Katharine Howard Foundation); Stephen Donnelly T.D. (Minister for Health).
Susan Brocklesby makes a presentation on Community Families to the Minister and guests.