Archive for November 2020

27 11,2020

Keep Well Advice Booklet with Info for Older Adults launched!

The HSE and Galway County Council have launched a Keep Well during Covid-19 information booklet. This local initiative, aimed at older adults, is part of the Government Living Well During Covid Campaign. This originated from frontline clinicians in the HSE in consultation with Galway County Council about the affects that the pandemic is having on…
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27 11,2020

Be Winter Ready Campaign launch!

Government’s launched the 10th annual Be Winter Ready campaign yesterday morning. The Department of Defence would appreciate any help you can lend to the campaign through your social media channels by utilising the attached banner and support messaging below.   Additional messages were posted from the @EmergencyIE account following the official launch, which took place…
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25 11,2020

“KEEP WELL” Campaign launched for County Galway

The Community Response Forum, which is a partnership of public agencies, Community, Voluntary and Sporting Organisations in County Galway has launched a local “KEEP WELL” Campaign aimed at helping individuals and communities to mind their physical and mental health and wellbeing over the coming months.    In welcoming the campaign, Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive of Galway…
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19 11,2020

Minister O’Brien launches Public Participation Network 2019 Annual Report

Press Release from Department of Rural and Community Development (Published on 18 November 2020) Report shows 15,600 voluntary groups registered with the Public Participation Network in 2019 The Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, Mr. Joe O’Brien TD, today (19th November 2020) launched the 2019 Annual Report of the Public Participation Networks. This is…
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19 11,2020

Public Participation Networks Handbook- Out now!

Press Release from Department of Rural and Community Development (Published on 18 November 2020)   A Public Participation Network (PPN) is a structure that brings together Community and Voluntary, Environmental and Social Inclusion groups in each local authority area. This Handbook was written following consultations to review the original Public Participation Networks User Guide ,…
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18 11,2020

Deliberative Democracy and the Development of the Public Participation Networks

Social Justice Ireland discuss the development of Public Participation Networks in latest podcast. Deliberative democracy goes beyond mere representation to give a voice to all citizens in the decision-making process. The development of the Public Participation Networks (PPNs) in 2014 provided a mechanism for community groups to have their say in local government decision-making. With…
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13 11,2020

PPN Members voice their opinion!

On 23rd July 2020 Galway County PPN representatives on the Planning, Environment, Agriculture & Emergency Services SPC, Mark Green and Aodán MacDonnacha invited all PPN groups to contribute to a round- table consultation event on their ideas and feedback for the Galway County Development Plan for 2022-2028.   Based on feedback from this event and feedback sent in by email,…
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11 11,2020

Galway Disability Forum Submission

Dear Members of the Galway Disability Forum, We are delighted to announce that our submission to the Joint Committee on Disability Matters was sent in on Monday 9th  November 2020. Please find the final version here: Galway Disability Forum_Submission to Joint Comm We are greatful to everyone for making this a real collaborative process and for…
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11 11,2020

November Newsletter Out Now!

Dear PPN members, Please find below the latest version of our PPN Newsletter. This months edition is packed with information on Funding, online training, supports,  along with updates from our PPN member groups! PPN November Newsletter final_compressed (1)

09 11,2020

Christmas Grants Scheme

Galway County PPN are delighted to announce our Keep Well Christmas Grants Scheme!   In line with the Governments announcement of the National “Keep Well” Campaign, Galway County PPN want to play our part in helping our Member Groups to keep your communities well while we continue to stay apart, particularly over this Christmas period.…
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