Home Share is a an innovative way of providing respite to children and adults and affords the person opportunity to avail of activities and build relationships.

Western Care are presently recruiting Home Share Providers who may have a few hours  or more available to support a person to spend time in their  home and community.

A significant financial allowance is paid to the Home Share Provider proportional to the type and duration of the home share arrangement.

Please read further for more information on this exciting and rewarding initiative…

Update from HSE

Colleagues for your information
 
As you’ll be aware, we’re starting a new campaign to day  about face coverings, giving advice on why and where to use them, and how to do it safely.
 
Here’s a campaign information pack to give you a picture of what we’ll be doing. We are kicking off with national, regional and community radio, social media and asking our colleagues and partners to share the posters and resources widely .Please share this with any of your colleagues or partners that might find it useful and you can also help by reposting HSE’s social posts on this next week”.

Download the information here

AsIAm is the national charity for Ireland”s autism community, working to educate and empower autistic people and their families in their everyday lives. Providing a one-stop-shop of resources and information, AsIAm seeks to lobby decision-makers and promote autistic people”s wellbeing as a top priority in an inclusive and understanding Ireland for all www.asiam.ie

Peter Costello has written a Tribute Poem for Western Care employees supporting people during the Covid pandemic.

Download here

Our COVID-19 Resources have been updated with lots of useful suggestions and accessible formats collated by our SLT Department: – Click Here

Notice from your Community Garda

PPN Registration Number for Western Care Association is PPN-00027

Please circulate this email to other members of your group.

 

Dear Tia,

My name is Kevin Gately, Community Engagement Superintendent with An Garda Síochána in Castlebar and Westport. During this Coronavirus Crisis I have been tasked with ensuring everyone in our communities, including our Island Communities is safe, particularly the older members, those that need some extra attention, those with underlying medical conditions.  My job is to make sure that we all stay safe, that we all heed the advice given and that we all look out for each other.

I am working closely with Mayo County Council and HSE Mayo in trying to look after all of those in our communities that need and extra bit of help.  That is why you have received this email from Mayo Public Participation Network. (PPN).  I need you, in your role with your local Community to please let us know of any person that might need some help such as :

  • Collection of Prescriptions at Chemist shops
  • Visit to Doctor/Physio/etc
  • Shopping or other essential items
  • Preparation and supply of meals
  • Making contact with other family members to let them know that you are safe.

We all have to practice keeping a safe distance from each other, but we don’t want to leave anyone behind. Our Community Policing Teams will be out and about to help people in our communities – we want to help you and we will do anything we can to help or to get the right person to help you.  But we need you to tell us who might need our help.

Our email addresses are:

  • Community@Garda.ie.
  • Community@garda.ie
  • community@garda.ie

Our telephone numbers are:

  • Castlebar Garda Station 094 903 8216
  • Westport Garda Station 098 50230
  • Ballina Garda Station 096 20550
  • Claremorris Garda Station 094 9372080
  • Belmullet Garda Station 097 81910.

Please get in touch and let us know how we can help.

KEVIN P. GATELY, Superintendent | Community Engagement Castlebar-Westport |

An Garda Síochána | The Mall, Castlebar | Co. Mayo. F23 KC58.

Tel +353 94 903 8216

Email: kevin.p.gately@garda.ie

An Garda Síochána: Ag Coinneáil Daoine Sábháilte – Keeping People Safe.