Community unites to celebrate working with Bray Partnership
THERE WAS a great buzz in the Royal Hotel last week when Bray Partnership got together with Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly and more than 100 people from local communities to celebrate another year of working together.
The event took place at one of the Partnership’s regular community lunches, which provide an opportunity for people from local community groups and agencies, and elected public representatives, to get together and network over a cup of tea and a sandwich.
There was also the chance for people to find out more about the many groups and agencies providing services locally for people with disabilities, with a wide range of information stands present.
Another aim of the lunch was to celebrate the launch of Bray Partnership’s 2007 Annual Report. The report describes the many local projects and new initiatives that the Partnership supported during 2007 to tackle the social exclusion and disadvantage experienced by many in the local area, such as an advocacy service for people with intellectual disabilities and the new Home Link service that supports older people to stay living in their own homes.
Ms. O’Reilly, who launched the report, talked about how the Partnership’s work in the areas of education, employment and enterprise ‘helps many in the Bray area make strides to escape both poverty and social exclusion’.
For a copy of the Partnership’s Annual Report contact Michelle at (01) 2868266 or log onto www.braypartnership.ie
The Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (centre) attending the community lunch in connection with the Bray Partnership.