8 episodes

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.

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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.

    Policed the Beat – The Kerry Babies

    Policed the Beat – The Kerry Babies

    We have a side-series to Policed exclusively for our patreon members. But we aew putting this episode out now in the hope that some of you might consider supporting this work in 2021.



    In this episode Dr Vicky Conway speaks to Dr Yvonne Daly about the Kerry Babies case. We discuss what happened, what concerns there were about the Garda investigation at the time and the purpose of the Tribunal. We ask the important questions: What was so problematic about what the Tribunal decided and what is the significance of this week's ruling? And how much better are police processes now?



    Please do head to patreon.com/tortoiseshack and see if there is a tier that suits you. We'd really appreciate it.

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    Sex Work

    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 support SWAI, check out their website www.swai.eu



    Support this project and The Tortoise Shack by joining us at: patreon.com/tortoiseshack



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    Parenting

    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: patreon.com/tortoiseshack



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    Ep.4 Sexual Health

    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 outdoors and online, and more.



    Support this project and the wider Tortoise Shack by joining us at: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

    • 59 min
    Ep.3 Domestic Abuse

    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 impacted victims of domestic abuse - including children- and what learnings we can take from the first lockdown into the current situation.



    Aoibhneas Helpline:  (01) 867 0701



    Men's Aid Helpline: (01) 5543811



    Support this project and The Tortoise Shack by joining us at: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

    • 59 min
    Ep.2 Direct Provision

    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 can be learned.



    Support this podcast at: patreon.com/tortoiseshack

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