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Dear <<First Name>>,

A very warm welcome to our spring 2022 newsletter. Spring is in the air and we truly hope that better times are ahead!

We wanted to let you know how our services are operating in these changing times and tell you about our upcoming training, workshops and events. You can also check out our website www.brayareapartnership.ie to see what each of our individual services is offering at this time. 

Warmest wishes,
Michelle, Editor

In This Issue:

 

Partnership Update

As we emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our services are gradually adapting to the easing of restrictions.  

We are taking a blended approach - with most supports still taking place via phone call, individual online sessions and Zoom. Some of our training programmes remain online and others are moving to in-person sessions where this makes sense.
 
Our BIA food project continues to deliver food every week to local individuals, families and community groups in Bray and Greystones for them to re-distribute to people who are in need of additional food support. 

See www.brayareapartnership.ie to find out more about all our current services and supports.

 




Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date information on our services and upcoming events. Our Local Employment Service Facebook page provides regular updates on supports for people who are unemployed and current job vacancies. Our Fáilte Isteach Facebook page provides useful information for people from new communities. Our SPECS Bray Facebook page has information and resources to support parents and families. Our Instagram page is making great connections with many of you in the community!

In addition, we manage the Disability Bray Facebook, Disability Bray Twitter, Wicklow Community Directory Facebook and Wicklow Community Directory Twitter accounts and update them regularly with relevant information, news and events. Please do give us a follow and tag us with anything you want us to share on these pages.
 

We're delighted to say that our new IMPACT employment initiative for people with disabilities in the Bray and North Wicklow area is now fully operational from their premises in the Southern Cross Business Park.

The team have been out and about making connections in the local community and recently held a Meet and Greet session, hosted by Lakers, where more than 60 people turned out to find out more about what IMPACT could offer them. 

There are three Interview Techniques Workshops coming up, with space still available on the 14th April one - find out more and book HERE.


Health and Wellbeing Workshops in local schools 



Check out this new video on our Health and Wellbeing Workshops in local DEIS schools. The children who took part really enjoyed the yoga and cookery videos, and Wellbeing Workshops with fun activities around mindfulness, gratitude and positive intentions, smoothies and healthy treats, and putting their positive affirmations on the Gratitude Tree. 


CARA Care and Repair service 



Our CARA Care and Repair service continues to carry out small jobs such as hedge and grass cutting, minor carpentry, small paint jobs, replacing light bulbs, installing smoke alarms and moving light furniture for older and more vulnerable people living in the Bray and North Wicklow areas.

The idea is to support people to remain in their own homes and live as independently as possible by improving their housing conditions and making their homes more comfortable. 

Check out a glowing testimony from a user of the service in this video! Contact details for CARA are HERE.


Our SEED Regeneration Programme offers free one-to-one mentoring, networking and training to local social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.

Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal, or environmental impact. They often work to support disadvantaged groups such as unemployed people or people with disabilities, or address issues such as food poverty, social housing or environmental matters.

If you're a local social social enterprise or a community group interested in exploring setting up a social enterprise, do get in touch with us - find out more HERE.


Partnership Events & Training


Click on the link for each course for more information and contact details.



Our training for work programme has these free workshops and courses coming up in April, May and July (final dates to be confirmed soon):

  • Safe Pass
  • Barista
  • Food Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Career Skills

You have to be living in the Bray or Greystones Municipal District areas and meet certain other qualifying criteria to take part in these courses. To find out more contact Susanne or Lorna on 01 286 8266
 




If you’ve ever wanted to try out yoga, dance or fitness classes, get yourself down to Bray seafront this month for some free taster sessions by the sea!

The sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am, starting on 15th March. All fitness levels are welcome and you’ll get a free Sports Partnership tee-shirt.

The taster sessions are being put on by our Social Prescribing for Bray and North Wicklow initiative, in collaboration with Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership.

You have to be aged 18 or over and live in the Bray or North Wicklow areas to take part. To find out more and book click HERE.
 


See all of our Upcoming Events »


 

About Bray Area Partnership

We work to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion in the greater Bray and Greystones areas, increase equality of access to information, education, training and employment for marginalised people and groups, and empower local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them, identify their own needs and make positive change in their own lives.

We provide a range of services and supports in the community. For more information, visit our website brayareapartnership.ie

 

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Contact us

Bray Area Partnership
First Floor, The Boulevard
Quinsborough Road
Bray, Co Wicklow.
A98 R6D7

T: 01 286 8266
F: 01 286 8700
E: info@brayareapartnership.ie

 
    






 






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