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COVID-19 local and national information and resources.

 

General COVID-19 information

Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum Helpline: 1800 868 399  email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  – the main body coordinating supports for vulnerable members of the community.

Gov.ie COVID-19 information website

Main COVID-19 government website with information, updates, health advice, travel advice, social welfare advice for employers, employees and the self-employed.

HSE COVID-19 information website

Symptoms and causes, how to protect yourself, at-risk groups, minding your mental health, restricted movements and self-isolation, advice for healthcare professionals, poster and resources, and more.

Gov.ie Getting Through COVID-19 Together website: new government website with advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing and cope with your new daily routine. Sections on Looking After our Mental Health; Coping At Home; Staying Active; Healthy Eating; Helping in the Community; Cocooning.

HSE COVID-19 translated resources in different languages

Citizens Information COVID-19 website page good overview on COVID-19 with links to information on health; employment and income supports; mortgage, loans and rent; housing; utilities; education and travel.

Citizens Information COVID-19 email and telephone service:  for your questions on social welfare payments, employment and income supports, mortgage, loans and rent, housing. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , leave your number, and an Information Officer will call you back.

Bray Citizens Information Centre – for your questions on social welfare payments, employment and income supports, mortgage, loans and rent, housing: 0761 07 6780 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday – or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

Gov.ie COVID-19 information for employers and employees

Information for employees and self-employed, information for employers, apply for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Illness Benefit for COVID-19 absence, and Social Welfare COVID-19 contacts.

DEASP national Income Support Helpline for COVID-19: (9am-5pm): 01 248 1398 / 1890 800024Email // This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /" data-cke-saved-href="http:// This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to request a form by post.

DEASP Illness Benefit Support Helpline for COVID-1901 704 3300 / 1890 928400 or email queries to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If your query is about an existing or pending payment in the local Intreo office, including Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or One Parent Family Payment call or email Intreo Services in Bray on 01-2117900 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For COVID-19 related queries call 1890 800 024.

Community Welfare Service queries call Bray office on 087 618 1195, or 087 342 7415, or 086 795 3823, or 086 850 0691 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Money Advice & Budgeting Service COVID-19 website page: advice on money worries during COVID-19, budgeting and supports available at this time. MABS Helpline: 9am-8pm – advice on money management and debt issues: 0761 072000.

 

Disability related COVID-19 information

HSE Guidance and Resources for Disability Services: a range of resources and guidance documents.

Disability Bray social media: Disability Bray Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing local and national disability-related information on supports and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic – with the focus on Bray and Greystones and surrounding areas.

National Advocacy Service helpline for people with disabilities: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri: call 0761 073000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Inclusion Ireland Easy-to-Read resources on COVID-19

Easy-to-read PDFs on coronavirus, how to wash your hands, communication apps and minding your mental health.

NCSE Online Resources for Children with Special Educational Needs

National Council for Special Education online resources for children with SEN who are at home as a result of the COVID-19 schools closure.

NCBI Sight Loss Helpline: 1850 33 43 53: 8am-8pm practical and emotional advice and support and information on their services.

Family Carers Ireland National Freephone Careline: for family carers seeking advice, support or a listening ear: 1800 24 07 24.

Understand Together COVID-19 and Dementia resources page.

RTÉ Home School Hub will be broadcast in Irish Sign Language (ISL) every weekday at 1pm on RTE 2 – also available on RTE Player.

Lakers Social & Recreational Club is providing online classes in fitness, cooking and art.

The Festina Lente blog provides information on how they are providing services at this time.

 
Take part in the #DisabilityGE2020 campaign!

The Disability Federation of Ireland is running a #DisabilityGE2020 campaign to show General Election 2020 candidates that disability matters. You can use the handy template on their website to send your candidates an email asking them to prioritise the rights of people with disabilities in #disabilityGE2020. Just select your constituency from a drop-down menu, which takes you to a prepared letter. You can add to it and personalise it as much as you want, or leave it as is. But make sure to get involved and send it, and ensure your voice is heard in this election! See https://www.disability-federation.ie/news/election-20/email-your-candidates.html?fbclid=IwAR13JPWztKVFSU8Ybuh5AwuRiVPpVgVr67jQl2b4yxuEDHzJ1Mpel3VKtSM

 
Meet the Candidates GE 2020 event

 

Co. Wicklow PPN, the Disability Federation of Ireland and Bray Area Partnership invite you to a Meet the Candidates: General Election 2020 event in Bray on Friday 31st January 2020, from 11am. The venue is the Cornerstone Church, opposite the Royal Hotel in Main Street, Bray. Why not drop by to talk to candidates about the issues that mean the most to you? For more information, call Helen Howes on 087 189 5145.

 
Ability to Work Fund

The Ability to Work Fund is a €1.5 million fund created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with State Street and the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Department of Rural and Community Development provides match funding for all philanthropic funds raised by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, via the Dormant Accounts Fund. 

The Ability to Work Fund will support not-for-profit organisations to empower more people with disabilities to gain employment. A disability might be a physical or intellectual disability, a learning disability, or a disability due to traumatic brain injury or a mental health condition. The funding will be available over three years, from 2020 to 2023.

Find out more here: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/ability-to-work-fund/

 

 

 
Conference: Housing for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Inclusion Ireland and IHREC are holding a conference on housing for people with intellectual disabilities on Tuesday, 3rd December, from 10am-3pm, in Dublin.

The conference hopes to bring people with intellectual disabilities, their supporters, and professionals together to discuss housing.

 

Inclusion Ireland is hosting this conference as part of an Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) funded project on housing for people with intellectual disabilities.

The event is being organised by a Working Group made up of people with intellectual disabilities, and will feature presentations and discussion from people on their experiences of accessing housing and the barriers they have come up against.

Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/housing-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-tickets-77128259701

 
Better Options College Fair for students with disabilities

Are you a student with a disability considering your post-Leaving Cert options?

Why not drop into AHEAD's free Better Options College Fair on 18th November 2019 from 10am-1pm in Marino Institute, Dublin???

This college fair is an ideal event for students with disabilities considering their post leaving cert educational options. 

You'll be able to talk to staff from college support services to get key information on courses and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE- Disability Access Route to Education.

Colleges nationwide are represented in the exhibition hall and talks run concurrently, covering topics such as DARE and some key preparatory tips for entering college. 

Find out more here: https://ahead.ie/betteroptions

 
CHAT Assistive Tech event

The next free CHAT - Community Hub for Assistive Technology - event is on Friday 18th October 2019.

Live life to the full with assistive technology!

Find out more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/chat-living-life-to-the-full-with-assistive-technology-tickets-73525393431

 
St. Catherine's Special School Open Evening

St. Catherine's Special School is holding an opening evening at 7pm on Wednesday 20th November 2019.

St Catherines Open Day

 
Greystones Beach Access

Greystones beach is now more accessible for wheelchairs and buggies with a new beach access mat!

 

The beach mat was provided by Greystones Municipal District with the assistance of Healthy Ireland funding from the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership.

 
Bray Autism Friendly Town

Bray is going to be the next Autism Friendly Town!

Are you involved in a business, club, or organisation that wants to become more inclusive?

To support this initiative, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 086 400 4700. You can also check out their Facebook page: @BrayAFTTeam

 
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