Fingal Managing Volunteers Award recipients
We are delighted to present the following groups have achieved the Fingal Managing Volunteers Award:
Baldoyle Family Resource Service
Baldoyle is located in a sheltered inlet along the northern coast of Dublin County and is situated between the Portmarnock, Sutton and Howth peninsula with easy access to Dublin City Centre. Baldoyle Family Resource Services Ltd. was founded in 1998 and serves the communities of Baldoyle encompassing the geographical area from Sutton railway station to the Grange Road industrial estate.
BFRS Ltd provides several key services and runs numerous community-based groups. Our aim is to empower local people in the building of a viable and supportive community; to enable families to develop their own talents by education and training; to support communities through services which enhance the local development and well-being of the community and to work with local community groups and other agencies on issues and projects of common interest.
The team at BFRS Ltd is made up of a diverse team of individuals, all of whom are strongly committed to improving the environment and social conditions of Baldoyle.
Visit the BFRS web site
North Dublin Befriending Service
The North Dublin Befriending Service is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation which supports people with mental health difficulties. Not a new idea, befriending is simple but extremely effective at reducing the isolation and loneliness felt by those with mental health difficulties living in the communities of North Dublin.
The aim of North Dublin Befriending Service is to improve the quality of life of people with mental health difficulties.
> To promote the independence of such individuals and encourage their integration into the local community
> To assist people with mental health difficulties to re-establish personal interests and social contacts within the community; alleviating social isolation and exclusion.
> To motivate and support individuals with mental health difficulties in accessing other community resources.
The service has two strands
One-to-One Befriending which is a relationship between a volunteer and a recipient that is initiated, supported and monitored by the North Dublin Befriending Service. Local Social Clubs which provide group social activities and opportunities for social contact and new friendships.
Cairde is a community development organisation working to tackle health inequalities among ethnic minority communities by improving ethnic minority access to health services, and ethnic minority participation in health planning and delivery.
Cairde aims over the next three to four years to implement actions which will be seen to have a measurable impact on the delivery of primary health care to a selected number of disadvantaged ethnic minority communities in Dublin.
Cairde works with disadvantaged ethnic minority communities from the continent of Africa; Eastern Europe and the Baltic states.
Visit the Cairde Balbriggan web site
Well done to them all. A number of groups are currently working on the award.