Community Participation Network Meeting- Wednesday 31st May, 10:00am-12:30pm
Please note change venue for the meeting this to the Family Centre in Castlebar Directions found here https://goo.gl/maps/uh2bH5cuiZp
The aim of this meeting is to establish a local network in the Mayo region to allow better co-ordination and collaboration between organisations that work with and advocate for people with disabilities. The Community Participation Network aims to offer a menu of training options to a range of people who have experience and those with limited experience of participating in local government structures.
The Community Participation Network (CPN) was established in January 2015 within the context of local government reform framework and the development of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs). With funding from the Training Links Grants Programme the CPN set out to establish a network consisting of partner organisations in Counties Galway and Limerick. Initially the Network comprised ten organisations drawn from the disability and the wider community sectors. The training courses developed and delivered by the CPN included Practical Self Advocacy, Community Development Practice, Governance Training, Health and Wellness, Empowerment and Advocacy and Empowering parents.
Building on the commonalities that exist across the organisations, namely the need to promote needs, issues of people with disabilities and their solutions, we wish to invite your organisation to join the Community Participation Network, Mayo. Membership of this network will offer access for people with disabilities and advocates to specific training and developmental opportunities in terms of self-advocacy, personal development and meaningful engagement with local Public Participation Networks (PPN).
Each of the Network members will be autonomous and voluntary organisations or individual people, who are actively involved in a range of social, economic, cultural support and development with and on behalf of people with disabilities.
The specific aims of the CPN, Mayo, include:
• To support the capacity of and direct representation of people with disabilities within local community structures.
• To provide advocacy training to members of the network.
• To train people with disabilities to become community representatives.
• To facilitate networking opportunities, peer-support and sharing of information between network members.
• To build alliances between people with disabilities and other community representatives
We hope that you will give due consideration to this invitation and that you will engage in this network where organisations can collaborate, network and promote best practice within local community structures. We hope that our collaborative efforts will help address our shared challenges.
Inclusion Ireland Advocacy Workshops
SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2017 - 11am-1.30pm Swinford Library & Cultural Centre
Advocacy Skills for Families -Noirin Clancy & Mary Lee, Inclusion Ireland
Cost: Attendance is free. To register interest or for more information call Noirin 083 8236126 or Inclusion Ireland: 01 8559891. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Skills for Citizens Programme
The Dept of Communications as part of it’s Digital strategy is offering FREE TRAINING to community groups.The main objective of the Digital Skills for Citizens Programme is to get more people online. It is aimed at people who have never used the computer before, with the objective of being able to use Online websites for banking, Citizens Information, specific Government Online Services, searching for information and sending emails. Training is provided in Community venues throughout Co.Mayo. The course takes place over a five week period with one 2 hour class per week.
• Age profile 45+
• Farming communities
• Small business owners (<10)
• Unemployed persons
• Persons with disabilities
• Disadvantaged groups
If you would like to contact us about the possibility of training in your area please use our online application form by Clicking Here or call Lisa on 0871757477
Mind Your Mental Health Training Workshop
Mental Health Ireland has a new Mind Your Mental Health training workshop, which is currently being delivered to community groups and workplaces throughout Ireland.
Mind Your Mental Health has been developed to:
• Increase awareness and understanding of mental health and well being
• Provide participants with tools and strategies to enhance their mental health and well being
• Promote supports and resources available both formal and informal
If you would like to organise a workshop for your community group, please feel free to contact Teresa Keane on 087 167 9549 or email me at email@example.com.
For further details about Mental Health Ireland and to learn more about what we do please visit: www.mentalhealthireland.ie
Inaugural Rare Breeds Conference
15th & 16th June at Hotel Westport
This conference is being organised by The Old Irish Goat Society based here in Mulranny.
Ireland’s rare breeds are a fundamental part of our farming and food production sector, they are living heritage and an important facet of our biodiversity.
Rare Breeds have an important role in sustaining rural communities, through food production, artisan foods, tourism and conservation grazing. Gene
variation offers enhanced resistance and adaptation traits in a time of farming intensification and climate and social change. A number of Irish Breeds have slipped into extinction in recent decades, essentially unnoticed and undocumented, such as the Cladoir Sheep and the Tory Cow.
It is the aim of this event to promote the conservation and utilisation of our remaining rare breeds and to address challenges such as lack of protection, resources and recognition.
We are hoping that interested parties will come along and join this strategically important national discussion on indigenous Irish breeds and how their role as a cultural, food security and climate resilience resource can be developed.
Attendance for Thursday evening is free and a charge of €29.83 applies for the full day Friday, inclusive of all exhibits and refreshments.
Info @ www.irishrarebreedsconference.ie