Caird­eas visit to Le­in­ster House

Bray People - - NEWS -

FINE Gael TD for Wick­low and Min­is­ter of State, Si­mon Har­ris fa­cil­i­tated a trip to Le­in­ster House for Caird­eas Club­house, Bray.

The group were wel­comed to Le­in­ster House last Thurs­day.

The club­house is a com­mu­nity of peo­ple with men­tal health dif­fi­cul­ties who work to­gether to­wards re­cov­ery and pro­vides an en­vi­ron­ment of support and ac­cep­tance.

Some of their ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a com­puter work­shop, art and DIY.

The Le­in­ster House visit com­prised of an over­view of the work­ings of both the Dáil and Seanad and also the his­tory be­hind Le­in­ster House it­self.

Speak­ing after meet­ing the group last week, Min­is­ter Har­ris said ‘I am very pleased that Bray’s Caird­eas Club­house has asked me to fa­cil­i­tate this tour of Le­in­ster House to­day.

‘Caird­eas Club­house is a fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion which al­lows mem­bers to work to­wards re­cov­ery in a friendly and open at­mos­phere.’

Min­is­ter Har­ris said that he will them early in the New Year to see first-hand the great work that is car­ried out for peo­ple with men­tal health dif­fi­cul­ties in our com­mu­nity. ‘It is ex­tremely im­por­tant that as many Wick­low groups, schools and in­di­vid­u­als as pos­si­ble visit the Houses of the Oireach­tas in or­der to see first-hand how the par­lia­men­tary process op­er­ates and to view their pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tives at work,’ said Si­mon.

‘I look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to fa­cil­i­tate tours for such groups as the Caird­eas Club­house.’

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