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!
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.
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.
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.
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.