Our BAP Disability Network held its last quarterly meeting in June at RehabCare Bray. As well as sharing information on how we can all work together more effectively to meet the needs of people with disabilities in the local area, members discussed:
Working in conjunction with Wicklow Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), the HSE, Wicklow County Council and local organisations, we're recruiting for a Social Prescribing Well-being Coordinator, .
We're recruiting for the position of Team Leader to work with our locally managed Tús Initiative Schemes.
Our Education Grants Scheme provides small grants of €100 for students on a low income towards college registration, course or exam fees.
Students and volunteer tutors from our Fáilte Isteach Bray & Kilcoole conversational English language project celebrated the end of another successful year recently and received their certificates at presentation ceremonies (the picture here was taken at the Kilcoole class).
A ‘speed lobby’ event put on by our Disability Network on 3rd May gave local people with disabilities the chance to meet Local Election candidates for Bray and Greystones, talk to them about the issues that affect their lives, and find out what candidates would do about them if they were elected.
We were delighted to host Minister Simon Harris and members of the Youth Mental Health Network at BAP offices on 5th April for the official announcement that a Jigsaw Youth Mental Health Project for Wicklow will open in Bray this year.