We wanted to connect with you to wish you well in these difficult times, to let you know how our services will continue during the COVID-19 crisis, and to direct you to our COVID-19 Information and Resources page - which provides information and links to a wide range of local and national resources and supports across subject areas such as Employment, Enterprise and Social Welfare, Finance, Health & Wellbeing, Community Services, Disability, Family Supports and Education.
We're taking part in the new Wicklow Covid-19 Community Response Forum, which will be led by Wicklow County Council and has been set up to ensure a co-ordinated response to the delivery of services to our more vulnerable citizens at this time. Contact details for the help desk are: 1800 868 399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Services during the COVID-19 pandemic
To protect our service-users and the wider community, we are not able to offer face-to-face services and are postponing training and group activities until further notice. This applies to all Bray Area Partnership services, including our Local Employment Service Network (LESN) and SPECS Bray.
However, we will continue to operate under these necessary restrictions and our staff will still be available to you by phone and by email – you can find relevant updated contact phone numbers and emails for our different services in the different sections on our website www.brayareapartnership.ie.
We're working hard to set up online supports - such as the upcoming online Managing Your Business in a Crisis workshop. Other upcoming online supports will include:
- Greatly expanded information-provision via our social media pages, and SPECS Bray, Disability Bray and Wicklow Community Directory social media pages (see links below).
- A three-week online Wellbeing Programme via our Sláintecare and Healthy Ireland-funded Social Prescribing Wellbeing service.
- Online healthy eating videos for schools as part of our Healthy Ireland programme.
- An online training programme for social enterprises as part of our SEED project.
- English language supports for migrants online.
Keep an eye on our website for further updates...
Information via our social media
Our Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing valuable information as soon as it is available. Our Local Employment Service Facebook page is providing regular updates on supports for people who are unemployed and also current job vacancies. Our SPECS Bray Facebook page is providing valuable information to support parents and families.
In addition, we manage the Disability Bray Facebook, Disability Bray Twitter, Wicklow Community Directory Facebook and Wicklow Community Directory Twitter accounts and update them every day with relevant information on developments, supports and services during these difficult times. Please do tag us with anything you want us to share on these pages.
Warm wishes in these difficult times to your and yours and do take care.