COVID-19 update: we are here for you! While we can't meet people face-to-face during these difficult times, we're continuing to provide our services over the phone and online - and we've added some additional services to support the local community... you'll find specific contact details on each of the different service pages on this website or just give us a call on 01 286 8266.
We are also part of the Wicklow Community Response Forum, set up to respond to the needs of vulnerable members of our community at this time.
We wish everybody well at this difficult time – we are all in this together – stay safe and protect each other.
Here are a few examples of how we have adapted our services:
- We've increased our information provision: on our own website (see our COVID-19 Information & Resources page) and via our BAP Facebook page, BAP LESN Facebook page, Disability Bray Facebook page and Wicklow Community Directory Facebook page - and via BAP Twitter, Disability Bray Twitter and Wicklow Community Directory Twitter pages... providing you with vital information to help you through these challenging times...
- Our new Bia project is delivering free meal packs and food parcels every week to individuals cocooning and families in need in Bray and North Wicklow. The food is sourced through connections with local businesses such as Softworks and from not-for-profit initiatives such as Food Cloud and Good Grub.
- We're providing tablet smart devices for older people living in nursing homes to help them stay connected.
- Our Fáilte Isteach conversational English classes for migrants have gone online via Zoom (next term September 2020)!
- Our ASPIRE Well-being service is offering supports by phone and online Well-being workshops
- Our online Training for Work programme is offering workshops such as Manual Handling - keep an eye on our Events page.
- Our SPECS family support project is connecting up with parents by phone and via online parenting tips and videos, and has delivered Wellbeing Packs and Children's Activity Packs to parents who are involved with the project.
- Our SEED project is providing phone and online mentoring and training to social enterprises.
- Bray Community Enterprise is providing supports by phone to help people set up their own business - and a programme of online workshops such as the Start Your Own Business Bootcamp.
- Networks we facilitate - such as our BAP Youth Mental Health Network - have started meeting on Zoom so we can keep moving forward with our collaborative work in local communities.