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Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1,200 people in Ireland (70,000 worldwide). There is a high prevalence of CF in Europe, with the highest worldwide prevalence in Ireland, which is three times the average rate in other EU countries and the United States.

TLC4CF(Tipperary, Limerick & Clare for Cystic Fibrosis) is a regional branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland dedicated to improving services and quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis living in the Mid-West of Ireland.

TLC4CF was founded by friends and family of People with Cystic Fibrosis (PWCF) in Tipperary, Limerick & Clare. TLC4CF work closely with the CF specialist team at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick, to give maximum assistance to both parents and children/adults living with Cystic Fibrosis. We are supported by fundraising and voluntary contributions and are solely concerned with the well-being of people with Cystic Fibrosis

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Are you a person with CF who wants to get a JOB?
Did you know there is a network of one-stop-shops to help job seekers like you throughout Ireland?

They are sometimes called 'Local Employment Services' or 'Jobs Clubs' and they are run by your local Leader Partnership Company (see below for contact details in this region, as they all have different names!) They run a state-funded, free and confidential service that works on a one-to-one and group basis, with people who are finding it difficult to access employment.

From career guidance, to helping you produce your CV or perhaps doing a course to develop your skillset - mentoring and support is available to you locally! Maybe you always wanted to go to college or have dreamt of setting up your own business? There may be supports available to assist you!

Check out the websites for the companies below, depending on which area you live and make an appointment to see what help is available for you.
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The Disability Federation of Ireland and IRD Duhallow (Leader Partnership) are running a 4 week practical Self Advocacy course on April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th for people from the North Cork and East Kerry area.

This course is available for anyone with CF who is interested in improving their ability to speak up for themselves, stand up for themselves or have their voice heard. This course will help you gain confidence in a friendly supportive environment.

If you are from the areas below or wish to find out more information, please contact Aine O'Sullivan: (

This course is free to attend but you will need to bring a packed lunch or there is a community restaurant on campus.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th March.
The course takes place in Newmarket, Co. Cork.
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