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

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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