Westmeath Community Development Disability Working Group organised its 5th services and information day on Wednesday 17th October in the Mullingar Park Hotel. The day was a great success with 34 service providers in attendance and 191 member of the public attending. Gerard Killian presented the Olympic Torch to the crowd at 12.45pm which was very enlightening. The highlight of the event was listening to the 3 service users, Mark Ahern, Anthony Rafferty and Gillian McArdle who spoke about the issues and challenges they face on a daily basis. They shared their experiences and also spoke of the solutions they have found to overcome such challenges. Feedback from members of the public and service providers alike was extremely positive.. The event was Co-ordinated by Linda-Jo Quinn and funded by WCD under the Local and Community Development Programme . Sincere thanks also go to Mullingar Congress Centre and Department of Social Protection for their kind assistance.
This is a chance for Ethnic minorities to have their voices heard and find solutions to problems they face in Westmeath.
Learning from the session will be included in the forthcoming Integration and Diversity Strategy for County Westmeath.
This will be a three year strategy aimed at improving the lives of all ethnic minorities in Westmeath.
It is being produced by Westmeath Community Development in partnership with Westmeath County Council and the
Integration Centre and will be finalised early 2013.
A wide range of state and community bodies will be committed to carrying out recommendations of the strategy.
Westmeath Community Development
Green Economy Ideas Generation Programme
Are you interested in participating in an 8 – 10 week Idea Generation Programme on emerging trends and opportunities for
rural people/businesses in the Green Economy?
This course is ideal for those thinking of setting up a green business and will also be of interest for those who were
previously involved in the construction sector, the farming sector or anyone with an interest in the Green Economy.
The course is free of charge to all successful applicants
This programme is supported by Westmeath Community Development under the
Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2007 – 2013.