We are delighted to announce that Western Care Association has been allocated funding of €20,000 under the RTE Does Comic Relief “Demand for Digital” scheme. This funding will be used for the purchase of I.T. equipment to support our services. We would like to thank RTE Does Comic Relief for this very welcome funding from what was an outstanding and very entertaining event.

 

Western Care Association are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we NEED your help to complete this challenge.

We are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually around the globe in aid of Western Care Association, starting from 12th of January to 2nd April 2021. That’s 40,075 km in 80 Days and which is 500km a day, this is a mammoth challenge, people can talk about it for years after, but we need your help. Our aim is to raise a euro for every km our teams of volunteers complete, 40,075km = €40,075.

Contact the fundraising department to find out how you can be involved in something big and help Western Care Association travel around the world virtually by contacting Michael at mflanagan@westerncare.com.

 

Keep up to date by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages!!

Benefits

  • Health & Fitness
  • Improved Mental health
  • Fun & easy way to fundraise
  • Team Building & competition
  • Social Interaction
  • Supporting your own local charity

After more than 50 years, Western Care Association’s Annual Door To Door Collection is now going online for the month of September.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it has presented to us, our organisation must protect our valuable and dedicated volunteers who have supported Western Care over many years. However, when one door closes another door opens and we now have the opportunity to reach out even further. Not only to our longstanding donors who have kept this campaign alive, but to all the doors that were never knocked upon before in our own local communities. We are delighted that we can now share this opportunity with you, the Mayo diaspora all over the world, who can support their Mayo Charity with the click of a button!

To donate, find us on Facebook “Western Care Association” or on www.idonate.ie/wcadoor or find the link on our website (www.westerncare.com)

Your support would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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