Com­mu­nity unites to cel­e­brate work­ing with Bray Part­ner­ship

Bray People - - In Profile -

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.bray­part­ner­

The Om­buds­man Emily O’Reilly (cen­tre) at­tend­ing the com­mu­nity lunch in con­nec­tion with the Bray Part­ner­ship.

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