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:
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 in 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.
We did it! After years of hard work by our Youth Mental Health Network and its members, working in collaboration with the whole community, we are delighted that Minister Simon Harris has announced that a Jigsaw Youth Mental Health project for Co. Wicklow will open this year in Bray.
We've been working with community members in Kilcoole to explore setting up a new mental health support group in the town. The group would offer a safe and confidential space to talk with guidance and support.
Our Healthy Ireland initiative is providing workshops in local schools where children and parents can have fun while learning about nutrition, delicious healthy cooking and physical exercise. Find out more HERE.
At our February 2019 BAP Disability Network meeting, members got to meet up, share information and chat about ways to work together more collaboratively.
The group also agreed some actions for the coming year: