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Social Inclusion Week 2020

Laois PPN in partnership with Laois Partnership and Respond will be holding a Social Inclusion Week from Monday 23rd of November to Sunday 29th of November.

As part of our Social Inclusion Week, we are delighted to present a “Disability Access of Services Workshop”. The workshop will be facilitated by PJ Cleere of Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). PJ Cleere is the Development Manager with DFI and leads their Community Development Work team. PJ has extensive knowledge and experience having worked with DFI since 2004.

We recognize the potential difficulty that people with disabilities can have in accessing services especially during this challenging time with Covid19. The format of the “Disability Access of Services Workshop” will be a question and answer session. PJ will use his knowledge and expertise to guide participants to the appropriate channels and services.

Closing date for registrations is Sunday 22nd November or when all available spaces have been allocated. Laois PPN will contact all successful applicants prior to the event.

The workshop will take place on Monday 23rd of November 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm via Zoom.

Please click the below link to register your interest.

https://forms.gle/gd6AEJQnGZPzgG899

Also as part of our Social Inclusion week, Alone are running a workshop via Zoom on Wednesday 25th of November at 7 pm to 8pm. Closing date for registrations is Monday the 23rd November or when all available spaces have been allocated. Please note whilst the workshop is open to all priority will be given to applicants in the 60+ age groups or those who wish to participant on behalf of someone in this age group. Laois PPN will contact all successful applicants prior to the event.

Carol McGahon will be facilitating the workshop. Carol is a support Co – Ordinator with Alone and will speak about the many supports and services that Alone offer to those over the age of 60.

ALONE support anyone over the age of 60 through a range of different services: Support Coordination, Telephone Support Calls, Support Line, & Befriending Visits.

Please click the below link to register your interest:

https://forms.gle/ezFEWBXdpsfYG8Gg9

As part of our Social Inclusion Week, we are delighted to present “Grow Your Own ” a zoom workshop with Dee Seewell on Thursday the 26th of November at 7pm. Dee created Greenside Up in 2009 to help promote the grow your own ethos and raise environmental awareness. With over ten years of experience behind her, Dee has worked with a wide range of social, community and therapeutic projects in Ireland.

As a Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and a qualified horticulturalist, Dee is a VOICE Ireland Recycling Ambassador, a GROW Observatory Community Champion in Ireland and a Stop Food Waste Master Composter.

The workshop will cover:

  • Garden choices: raised beds, into the soil, container gardening
  • Organic vs non organic
  • Sourcing seeds
  • Easy herbs
  • Easy vegetables
  • When to start
  • Q&A

Closing date for registrations is Tuesday 24th of November or when all available spaces have been allocated. Laois PPN will contact all successful applicants prior to the event.
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Preference will be given to those in the 55+ age bracket.

Click below to register your interest;

https://forms.gle/fCzc2xxEa7ceaXZJA

Social Inclusion Week 2020 Flyer

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