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CONTENTS

Foreword 2 About Bray Area Partnership 3 Key achievements in 2020 at a glance 4 Responding to COVID-19

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Providing Pathways to Progression

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Community Projects and Initiatives

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Supporting Children and Families

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Collaborative Work

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Supporting Social Enterprises

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Members of the Bray Area Partnership Board in 2020 Bray Area Partnership staff in 2020 Summary of accounts

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Our funders in 2020 20

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FOREWORD So what a year that was. Even in expecting the unexpected nothing could have prepared us for what lay ahead from the spread of the COVID-19 virus over the course of 2020. The sadness and grief experienced from losing loved ones and the isolation from families and social networks was a common experience for many. Equally the resilience and fortitude of the community in working to supress the virus was very positive and uplifting. Never was the notion of working together we can make a difference been shown to be such a valid and worthwhile pursuit. Hopefully as we emerge from this challenging period some of what we have learned will keep us in good stead for the future. In responding to the changed operational environment we adjusted many of our work practices to enable the continued delivery of essential supports and services to key target groups and communities locally. Typically this involved connecting with people remotely through phone calls or individual and group online sessions, together with very limited and focused in person face-to-face meetings. During the year inequalities predating the pandemic - such as food poverty and digital poverty - were exacerbated for many families and individuals across Bray and north Wicklow. In response we worked collaboratively with a number of agencies and groups - such as Wicklow County Council, the DSP and the Well - to establish initiatives such as the BIA food distribution project that provides healthy and nutritious food packs locally. Another initiative helped provide IT devices to individuals enabling some engage with online learning and others stay connected with social networks. You can read more on these and other initiatives undertaken during the year in the pages that follow. Throughout the period we maintained the delivery of our range of services covering early years and family supports; education and training programmes; employment, enterprise and social economy services; health and wellbeing interventions; and community development work. We continued to register a very high performance level resulting in quality service delivery and associated targets being achieved and exceeded. Great credit is due to our staff and all those who work with us in providing supports and services locally. Collaboration helps make our work happen and be effective in meeting local needs. We acknowledge the contribution of all involved in this regard, an input in 2020 needed more than ever and much appreciated.

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ABOUT BRAY AREA PARTNERSHIP Bray Area Partnership is a local development company working in Greater Bray, North Wicklow and surrounding areas. Our vision Our vision is a strong, vibrant and inclusive society where everyone has an equal chance to achieve their potential and participate in the social, cultural, economic and political life of the community. Our mission Our mission is to work in partnership with all sectors of the local community to achieve a more fair and inclusive society by increasing equality of access to basic services, education, training and employment for marginalised individuals and groups.

promote awareness and uptake of services available in our community;

undertake policy work to bring about change that will improve the situation for local people, groups and communities.

We work collaboratively to empower local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them, identify their own needs and make positive changes in their lives.

Our work is guided by strategies developed with input from all sectors of the local community - and is implemented through our support programmes in the areas of community and education, employment services and enterprise development.

To achieve this, we work to:

bring the local community together to identify the needs and issues of disadvantaged groups and communities;

We provide services and supports for a range of people – such as people who are unemployed, disadvantaged, low income or welfare dependent; Travellers; substance misusers; refugees and asylum seekers; ex-offenders; people with disabilities; and young people who are at risk or are not currently in training, education or employment.

take action that will make a real difference - such as setting up initiatives, services and projects in the community;

provide a range of direct services and supports to individuals and groups;

bring funding and investment into the local area and fund local services;

We also provide supports to local community groups who work with people in these target groups.

build the capacity of local people and communities to have a say on issues that affect them;

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KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020 2020 AT A GLANCE Supports under SICAP

Integration Support Project

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498 people were supported overall. 416 people received education and training supports. • 134 people received employment supports. • 20 people were supported into employment. • 28 people progressed into self-employment. • 1,826 children received educational and developmental supports. • 26 local community groups were supported.

25 people received one-to-one support. Six people were supported through the Progression Fund.

Supporting families

51 families were supported through the Preparing for Life programme. • Over 230 parents were supported through parenting programmes Parents Plus Early Years and Children’s Programme, Parenting When Separated, Healthy Families, Circle of Security, Non-Violent Resistance. • 65 early years practitioners in 10 services took part in the Transitions and Mentoring programme, impacting 460 children. • 4 early years settings and 5 primary schools were supported with language development programmes, impacting 215 children. • 6 DEIS schools were supported through the Healthy Ireland Schools Programme.

Local Employment Service

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800 people received supports from our Local Employment Service Network. 550 progressions into employment, training, education and labour market programmes.

Enterprise service

170 people received one-to-one support to progress their business idea. • 25 people progressed onto the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance. • 5 enterprise workshops were held. • 5 Start Your Own Business Boot camps were held. • 1 Considering Self-employment workshop was held.

Providing information

Over 700 people received regular BAP e-newsletters and bulletins with information on our services and local and national supports available during COVID-19. • We provided valuable information via our Bray Area Partnership, Disability Bray, Adult Education Handbook and Wicklow Community Directory websites and related social media pages.

Supporting community groups

42 local community groups were supported across all our programmes. 16 of these community groups were also supported through our Tús community work placement initiative.

Community enterprise

10 Social Enterprises were supported.

Wellbeing supports

Labour market programmes

30 people received one-to-one support from our ASPIRE Social Prescribing service. • 63 people attended ASPIRE workshops and webinars.

40 people took part in our Tús community work placement initiative. • 20 people took part in our Community Employment scheme.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 RESPONDING TO COVID-19 Adapting our services

Helping older people to stay in touch

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, we committed considerable time and energy in 2020 to adapting our work practices so we could continue to provide supports and services to individuals, groups and communities – supports that were even more vital in what were challenging times for so many. For most of our work – such as family support, education and training, employment and enterprise, social economy, health and wellbeing and community development services - this meant connecting with people remotely through phone calls or individual online sessions. We provided additional supports to those for whom digital literacy and poverty were a real barrier to their engagement with supports and services online.

We provided smart tablet devices to residents in nine nursing homes in the Bray and North Wicklow areas in 2020, to help them stay in touch with their families and friends during lockdown.

We also went online with group and networking meetings and adapted our workshops and training programmes across all our services to take place successfully online.

Older people were particularly badly affected by the pandemic, with many experiencing social isolation from reduced contact with the outside world and their loved ones due to COVID-19 restrictions.

As part of the Wicklow Community Response Forum, staff were deployed to provide supports to vulnerable community members and we also created a number of new initiatives to meet local needs - you can read some examples here.

The smart devices were used to connect with friends, family members and grandchildren - who residents sometimes had not seen in person for a very long time, or who were living abroad. They were also used to facilitate activities that had been suspended - such as volunteer musicians playing virtually for residents via Zoom.

Information provision Our information provision was ramped up over the year to make sure people had access to reliable information – including a new COVID-19 Information and Resources page on our website and increased posts across our different social media pages with information on COVID-19, local and national supports available and local job vacancies.

The initiative was resourced through our SICAP programme, with support from Wicklow County Council’s Age Friendly Alliance programme and working in collaboration with Dublin North West Area Partnership Company.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 RESPONDING TO COVID-19 Addressing food poverty

Creative lockdown workshops

Our BIA initiative responded to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 by delivering more than 50 free meal packs and food parcels a week to individuals and families in the local community.

We ran a series of online Creative Lockdown Workshops, as part of the Wicklow #KeepWell campaign, to help people get creative and learn new skills - including Make Your Own Mask, Make a Christmas Wreath, Furniture Upcycling, Decoupage and Bike Maintenance.

The food was sourced through connections with local businesses such as Softworks and initiatives such as Food Cloud and Good Grub, who redistribute surplus food, fruit, vegetables and baby food for the benefit of the community.

The courses were delivered by the Rediscovery Centre, who work to connect people, ideas and resources to support greener low-carbon living.

Supporting children and families at home

Centre of operations was our SPECS Family Centre, and later the Well, where the food was sorted and packaged into food parcels, ready for delivery in our BAP van to people who were cocooning and local families.

Our SPECS project created educational activity packs and a series of information videos on social media to give parents ideas on how to be creative and have fun while supporting their child’s learning during lockdown.

The deliveries also provided the chance for our support workers to check in with families many of whom were feeling the twin pressures of households losing jobs and the impact on their finances on having children at home around the clock.

They also delivered wellbeing packs for parents encouraging them to ‘take a break’, while taking the opportunity to check in to see how families were coping during lockdown.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO PROGRESSION Supporting people into selfemployment

Case Study: Suzanne O’Connor

We worked collaboratively with Bray Community Enterprise (BCE) in 2020 to support 170 people to assess, set up or develop their business. Programmes were re-configured and developed for online delivery in response to COVID-19. Supports provided included: • One-to-one support to assess the option of self-employment, develop a business idea, conduct market research and devise a business plan. 25 people were supported to progress to the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance or Short-Term Enterprise Allowance. • •

A four-week Considering Self-Employment Programme, attended by 12 people.

Information on COVID-specific financial supports, the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Enterprise Support Grant and Trading Online Vouchers.

Support for self-employed people with business and financial projections and funding applications. Existing clients were contacted as many were concerned at the impact of COVID-19 on their business.

We supported Suzanne O’Connor to set up her own private therapy practice, Counselling Forward, in Bray in 2020 - providing her with one-to-one mentoring and support to develop a business plan.

Five online Start Your Own Business boot- camps, attended by 50 people.

Counselling Forward specialises in all things pregnancy-related, from fertility issues to pre and post-natal depression. Suzanne has this to say about the support she received from us to set up her new practice: “Intreo advised me to link in with Bray Area Partnership and it was the best advice I ever got. I worked closely with two amazing women who advised me on all things business-related. I didn’t realise it was one thing to be a therapist but another to be an entrepreneur – with their advice this is what I have become.”

• Five online workshops to support businesses through COVID and provide a networking opportunity, attended by 47 people: Managing Your Business in a Crisis; Introduction to Online Advertising; Keeping in Touch with Your Customers; Where Do I Go From Here; and Completing Your Tax Returns.

In what was a difficult year for businesses to operate due to COVID-19 restrictions, Suzanne says: “I’m delighted to say that I opened the doors of my business in October 2020 and am now as busy as I want to be”.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO PROGRESSION Our Local Employment Service Network (LESN)

The display boards in the window of our LESN office in Main Street Bray continued to provide a valuable space for job seekers to get up-todate information on current job vacancies, schemes and courses – as did our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, which had over 1,500 followers between them by the end of the year. The display boards were also used to provide information on Covid-19 related issues in the initial phase of the pandemic and later to raise awareness of the increase in on-line training opportunities available to job seekers.

Integration Support Project Our LESN supported over 800 job seekers in 2020.

25 people received one-to-one support from our Integration Support Project (ISP) in 2020. Due to COVID-19 most meetings with clients took place in outdoor settings – apart from first meetings with new clients, clients in crisis or those accessing the Progression Fund.

Over 760 of these were referred by the Department of Social Protection under the Pathways to Work Initiative, which aims to make unemployed people more aware of progression options, supports them to overcome barriers to accessing employment, education or training, and provides ongoing career guidance support for up to a year, with a focus on progression into employment.

ISP works with stabilised and recovering substance misusers to support them to prevent and manage relapse, meet their basic needs and progress in their lives in areas such as education, training and employment.

In addition to one-to-one guidance support, our LESN provided a range of services to job seekers such as CV preparation or update, job search, access to education and training, interview skills training, mock interviews, information on welfare to work supports, and inter-agency referrals. From March 2020 all LESN client appointments were carried out by telephone due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The project is supported by Bray Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force, with funding through the Health Service Executive Addiction Services. Six people accessed the Progression Fund in 2020, which supported them to take up education and training. Others took part in BAP courses, including an introduction to online learning, which was useful with so many courses moving online due to Covid-19 restrictions. Some clients required additional support with IT skills and lack of remote access.

Almost 150 people moved into full-time jobs in 2020 and there were over 400 other progressions into part-time employment, education, training and labour market programmes.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO PROGRESSION Work Skills Training programme

Tús Community Workplace Initiative COVID-19 restrictions had a significant impact on our Tús work placement initiative in 2020, with many of our host organisations not operating normally and unable to provide suitable placements. In addition, government guidelines on safe interaction with potential Tús candidates meant a sharp decline in referrals. Despite this, Tús continued to provide shortterm work opportunities for 40 unemployed people, who benefited from gaining valuable work experience and skills. 11 participants completed placements (with three progressing on to full-time employment) and 11 joined the scheme. 16 local community organisations were supported through the scheme.

Our Work Skills Training programme provided training in 2020 to help people upskill and gain qualifications to help them progress to employment, including: • A Creative Life Skills programme • A Career Skills workshop plus follow-up one- to-one consultation • A Goal-setting and Motivation course • A Safe Pass workshop • Two Manual Handling courses • A Food Safety, Hygiene and Allergens course • Apprenticeship & Clerical Officer Preparation

Tús workers continued to support the WHAD Residents Group with maintenance of flower beds and hedging in White Oaks, Heatherwood, Ard na Greine and Deerpark estates.

Education Grants Scheme Our Education Grants Scheme provided grants to 13 low income students from disadvantaged communities in 2020 to help towards the costs of college registration, course or exam fees. Grant recipients took up courses in areas such as Community, Youth and Development; Computer Science; Dental Nurse; Hairdressing and Beauty; Fashion and Theatre and Media Make-up.

Community Employment Scheme Our Warmer Homes CE scheme employed 20 people in 2020 - providing participants with work experience in line with COVID regulations, the chance to develop skills they could use in the workplace, and training in areas such as QQI level 6 Finance, QQI Social Studies, QQI Pesticide Application, First Aid and Safe Pass.

The costs of attending further or higher education can be a real barrier for students and families on a low income and 2020 presented further challenges to our grant recipients, with many reporting difficulties in being able to afford to pay for laptops and broadband.

Participants are encouraged to seek permanent part-time and full-time jobs elsewhere based on experience and skills they gain on the scheme. Five CE participants left the scheme in 2020, with one retiring.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES Disability Bray website

Training for community groups 26 people from local community groups attended our two online Introduction to Motivational Interviewing courses, increasing their capacity to support clients in their services to make positive change in their lives.

Wicklow Community Directory We managed and administered the Wicklow Community Directory website in 2020, providing a valuable resource for communities across the whole of County Wicklow.

Fáilte Isteach project

disabilitybray.ie is an information website run by BAP that provides disability-related information with a focus on Bray and North Wicklow.

60 learners and 44 volunteer tutors took part in our Fáilte Isteach conversational English classes in 2020.

The site was completely re-designed in 2020 and is now an attractive vibrant space featuring information and listings in a range of subject areas, plus local and national news and events.

Fáilte Isteach is a national Third Age Ireland initiative where volunteers teach conversational English to people from other countries who live in their community. Improving their English helps learners take part more fully in society, further education and employment.

During 2020 Disability Bray website and social media highlighted COVID-19 supports available for people with disabilities and provided a space for local disability groups to connect and promote their activities and supports.

During 2020, we adapted our classes to take place online and provided support to learners and tutors so they were able to take part. We also worked with Bray Refugee Solidarity (BRS) and Respond to connect with refugees and asylum seekers and provide them with information on supports available to them.

ASK North Wicklow Group We continued in 2020 to support the development of this Kilcoole group set up to support people with their mental health.

Local Resource Centres

The group changed their name to ASK North Wicklow Support and Wellbeing, developed a mission, vision and goals and objectives and developed their links with other organisations.

We continued in 2020 to support the Bray Family Resource and Development Project to operate resource centres in Old Court and Fassaroe, providing funding of €126,451 for staff costs from our SICAP programme.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES ASPIRE Social Prescribing project

Case Study Nancy* first came to ASPIRE looking for help with anxiety and self-isolation. We met with her to explore her interests and needs. In Nancy’s words: “They discussed my interests and suggested several novel, accessible and practical group activities and events; they listened to my social and financial concerns and directed me to the appropriate people”. At this time the COVID-19 crisis was deepening and it became clear that community services would no longer be able to offer face-to-face supports – a situation that would affect many of our clients.

Our ASPIRE Social Prescribing service supports people with their health and wellbeing by connecting them with services and activities in the community. The team works closely with a person, helping them feel empowered to overcome barriers to their participation such as a lack of knowledge of available supports, or confidence to take the first step.

In response to this, we continued supporting Nancy over the phone and created an online Wellbeing Programme designed to bring people together into a small, supportive group. Through video interaction with each other and the programme facilitator, participants gained understanding about stress and learned practical skills such as coping with stress, relaxation techniques and self-care during challenging times.

In response to COVID-19 restrictions during 2020 our ASPIRE team provided one-to-one support to clients over the phone or via Zoom and connected them with local and national resources, supports and online activities: from English language classes and career guidance to book clubs and physical and mental health and wellbeing programmes.

Nancy enthusiastically engaged with the online programme and found it to be practical and useful. She enjoyed discussing coping strategies with the facilitator and fellow participants, engaging in self-reflection and relaxation practices, and particularly valued the “fun group interaction”.

We also provided two online Wellbeing group programmes designed to help clients enhance their wellbeing and coping skills, an Understanding and Taking Charge of Your Mental Health workshop and a webinar on Measuring and Managing Your Mental Health run in collaboration with Suicide or Survive.

The life-enhancing effect of participating in the ASPIRE programme is clear to Nancy, as she says that it has “helped me change the way I am approaching my life”. *The client’s name has been changed.

ASPIRE is funded by the Sláintecare Integration Fund and Healthy Ireland.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

We continued in 2020 to develop and expand our family support services for local children, young people, parents, schools and community services - designed to build parenting competencies, promote better outcomes for children and young people and tackle educational disadvantage.

This initiative was supported by Healthy Ireland, Co. Wicklow Children & Young People’s Services Committee and SICAP.

Youth Mental Health Network Our Youth Mental Health Network continued to meet online in 2020, with members working together to identify and address issues for young people during COVID-19.

You can read about this work in this section and also in Collaborative Work in the next section.

Healthy Ireland Schools Programme

The network continued to support the setup of the new Wicklow Jigsaw youth mental health service in areas such as securing suitable premises. After the collaborative work of so many in the local community, it was a source of great satisfaction to see the service finally open its doors in 2020 - providing a much needed youth-friendly early intervention mental health service for 12-25-year-olds.

English language supports for migrant children We continued to collaborate with St. Kilian’s Community School in 2020 to provide English language supports to seven young people who were unaccompanied minors living in the local area, using volunteer tutors from our Fáilte Isteach conversational English language project.

Our Healthy Ireland Schools Programme created a series of fun videos for local schoolchildren in 2020 to help them learn to cook nutritious food at home with their parents and to teach them the basics of yoga and mindfulness - supporting their wellbeing in challenging times. Schools involved in the programme included St. Kilian’s Community School, St. Fergal’s, Newtown, Ravenswell, St. Peter’s and St. Kieran’s. The schools linked in with parents to share the videos and to ask parents to work through the classes with their children. The videos were also made available to all schools in the local community.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

SPECS Early Intervention Initiative

Healthy Families programmes and the Circle of Security. SPECS also piloted the new Parents Plus Core Programme. Four PEEP parent and baby groups were running before moving online. Transitions: SPECS continued to work with parents, early years services and schools to promote positive transitions for children into preschool and primary school, and supported 65 practitioners from 10 early years services to promote quality service provision through a training and mentoring programme – with a positive impact on over 460 children. Language Development: SPECS, in collaboration with HSE Speech and Language, continued the roll out of language development programmes in four early years settings and five primary schools, impacting on 215 children. Nine practitioners also achieved certification in the Hanen Learning Language and Loving It programme.

Our SPECS Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative continued to provide a range of supports and services in the local community in 2020 to improve outcomes for children and families, adapting services to COVID-19 restrictions – for example moving some supports online and delivering activity packs to families during lockdown.

Family Support: In 2020, to meet growing need, SPECS introduced additional parenting supports including the Parents Plus Children’s Programme (6-11 years) and Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) programme.

SPECS also added a new service in 2020, with a focus on supporting parents of children aged 7-12 years, and ran programmes face-to-face and online that benefited over 230 parents, 120 practitioners and over 1,250 children.

Educational and Wellbeing Resources: SPECS developed educational activity packs and information videos on social media to give parents ideas on how to be creative and have fun while supporting their child’s learning during lockdown. We also delivered wellbeing packs to parents encouraging them to ‘take a break’, while checking in on how families were coping during lockdown.

Preparing for Life: Family mentors worked with 51 families, starting from pregnancy, visiting families in their homes or online to provide support and information on a range of topics such as child development and parenting. Baby massage was introduced this year and 12 parents participated.

SPECS is funded under the Government’s Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme, funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and aligned with Tusla Prevention Partnership and Family Support (PPFS).

Parentings groups: SPECS delivered nine parenting group programmes, and supported over 200 parents through the Parents Plus Early Years (1-6 years), Parenting When Separated and

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OUR WORK IN 2020 COLLABORATIVE WORK Bray Homeless Forum

Meet the Candidates event

We continued to resource and provide administrative support for the Bray Homeless Forum in 2020, including co-ordinating updating of the “Bray Services for the Homeless” leaflet. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings continued online with a focus on circulating information on changes to member organisations’ services. As part of our BIA food initiative, we also surveyed forum member groups on food poverty and related issues.

We ran a collaborative Meet the Candidates General Election event in January 2020 with Co. Wicklow PPN & Disability Federation of Ireland. Eight Wicklow candidates attended to answer questions from 75 community members, including members of our Disability Network.

BAP Disability Network Our Disability Network continued in 2020 to highlight and address issues for people with disabilities - such as ‘digital poverty’ and other barriers to accessing services under COVID-19 restrictions - and represent these issues to key decision-making bodies.

Wicklow County Council Disability & Inclusion Steering Committee We played an active role in 2020 as members of this new committee, set up to make the services provided by the council accessible to all citizens in the county, and also fed in issues raised by members of our Disability Network in areas such as accessibility and housing.

As well as running online network meetings where members could collaborate, share resources and support one another in difficult times, we sent members regular e-bulletins with useful information. We also highlighted their adapted supports and activities on the Disability Bray website and social media.

Children and Young People’s Services Committee

Wicklow Co. Childcare Committee

We supported the work of the Children and Young People’s Services Committee in 2020 by representation on the committee, Youth Mental Health Sub-group and Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Network.

We continued to work with Wicklow County Childcare Committee (WCCC) in 2020, including representation on their board and interagency work with our SPECS Early Intervention Initiative.

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OUR WORK IN 2020 SUPPORTING SOCIAL ENTERPRISES Social Enterprises are businesses that trade in order to provide goods and services in the community, tackle problems in society and address environmental issues.

or refurbishments - resulting in three local Social Enterprises being approved for funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Here’s how we supported local Social Enterprises in 2020.

Warmer Homes Scheme Our Warmer Homes scheme worked in line with COVID-19 guidelines in 2020 to deliver a range of insulation measures to homeowners, increasing the energy efficiency and comfort level of their homes.

Seed Project

Warmer Homes is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland through the Better Energy Warmer Homes and the Dept. of Social Protection Community Employment schemes. Warmer Homes provided employment for 20 people in 2020 through a Community Employment scheme. We collaborated with Southside Partnership in 2020 to set up a new local project, SEED, with the aim of building a more vibrant and sustainable local Social Enterprise sector and helping groups build their capacity to trade successfully as social enterprises.

Kickstart Programme feasibility study We were successful in 2020, with consortium partners Southside Partnership, in securing funding for a feasibility and market research study from the Probation Service and Dormant Accounts Fund under the Kickstart programme.

SEED offered a range of supports over the year to 10 local projects, in the Bray & North Wicklow areas, including mentoring, training, networking with other social enterprises, and the production of a short video for each social enterprise.

The funding will be used to explore the potential for a new social economy business that will employ ex-offenders (mostly aged over 50) and provide services or products to meet market needs.

Dormant Accounts Small Capital Grants Scheme We administered the Dormant Accounts Small Capital Grants scheme in 2020, designed to assist social enterprises to improve their services with funding for equipment, repairs 15


MEMBERS OF THE BRAY AREA PARTNERSHIP BOARD Name Sector Organisation

Group

John O’Brien

SIPTU

Social Partner

ICTU

Judy Coolahan Social Partner ICTU Eugene Finnegan Social Partner Bray & District Chamber of Commerce

Bray Council of Trades Unions

Ronan Mulhern

Community

Disability Network

Cairdeas Clubhse

Aoife O’Sullivan

Community

Disability Network

RehabCare

Amy Murphy

Community

Disability Network

St. Margaret’s

Anne-Marie McMorrow Community

Bray Women’s Refuge

Lourda Scott

Elected Public Rep

Wicklow Co. Council

Greystones MD

Aoife Flynn Kennedy Elected Public Rep

Wicklow Co. Council

Bray MD

Grace McManus

Elected Public Rep

Wicklow Co. Council

Bray MD

Gabriel Allen Assumpta O’Neill

Statutory

Kildare & Wicklow ETB

NGO

Wicklow Co. Childcare Cttee

Gerry McKiernan

Independent Local Interest Member

Moira Byrne

Independent Local Interest Member

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BRAY AREA PARTNERSHIP STAFF IN 2020 CEO

Peter Brennan

Administration Team Donna White Olivia Berry

Financial Officer Clerical Officer / Receptionist

Ciara Mooney

Programmes Delivery Support Worker

Enterprise Support Team Eithne Gunning Gillian O’Neill

Enterprise and Social Business Co-ordinator Enterprise Development Officer

Warmer Homes scheme

James Brady CE Supervisor David Curry Surveyor/Assistant Project Supervisor (left in 2020) Over the year the scheme was staffed by 20 Community Employment participants

Community and Education Programmes Team Jennifer D’Arcy Lorna Lafferty Michelle Rogers Susanne Martin Jennifer Jones Caragh Munn Alexandra Kelly

Social Inclusion Programmes Co-ordinator Education Development Officer Communications Officer Training and Employment Outreach Worker Community Development and Youth Officer Social Prescribing Well-being Coordinator Social Prescribing Well-being Coordinator

Employment Services Support Programme Team Mary O’Carolan Sandra Jennings Jackie Briggs Cathy Heffernan Miriam Kane Susan McGrane Linda Graham Thomas Manley

Employment Services Co-ordinator LESN Administrator LESN Mediator LESN Mediator LESN Mediator LESN Clerical Officer LESN Clerical Officer (started in 2020) ISP Integration Support Worker

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BRAY AREA PARTNERSHIP STAFF IN 2020 SPECS

Maryrose Costello Lulu O’Kelly Claire Murphy Deirdre Murphy Gillian O’Rourke Brona Murphy Colleen Cosgrove

Early Intervention and Family Support Services Co-ordinator Development & Support Worker Development & Support Worker Development & Support Worker Communications & Administrator Worker Transitions Development Worker Family Support Worker (started in 2020)

Tús staff in 2020 Team Leaders: Michael Byrne Marty Clare Tús staff were located in the following organisations in 2020: Bray Area Partnership Holy Redeemer Parish Bray Community Addiction Team Lakers Social & Recreational Club Ltd Bray Emmets GAA Liberty Charity Shop Bray Family Resource & Development Project NCBI Home Charity Shop Bray Institute of Further Education Purple House Bray Wanderers St. Fergal’s Parish Cornerstone at The Well Sunbeam House Services Enniskerry Youth Club WHAD Residents Group Festina Lente

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EXTRACT FROM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2020

Supplementary Information Relating to the Financial Statements Detailed Income & Expenditure a/c for year ended 31st December 2020

12 M/E 12 M/E 31/12/20 31/12/19 € €

INCOME: Department of Social Protection 675,070 736,838 Health Service Executive 100,697 72,512 Receipts from Pobal 12,361 72,666 Wicklow County Council 779,189 730,517 Receipts from Tusla 412,566 412,836 SEAI 32,606 73,586 Childcare Fees - Fun Dayz - 440 Other Income 17,894 15,873

2,030,383 2,115,268

WCC SICAP EXPENDITURE Administration & Monitoring Goal 1 Costs Goal 2 Costs VAT

183,364 178,294 220,048 195,130 331,637 333,802 7,417 4,311 742,466 711,537

OTHER EXPENDITURE Wages / Administration / Support Costs 1,270,135 1,278,032 LESN Mediator Fund Expenditure 4,030 8,108 Fun Dayz - 73,713 Depreciation 21,747 20,035 1,295,912 1,379,888

NET SURPLUS (DEFICIT) (7,995) 23,843

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OUR FUNDERS IN 2020 Dept. of Social Protection

Dept. of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Dept. of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Health Service Executive

Tusla Child and Family Agency

The Area Based Childhood Programme

Wicklow County Council

Healthy Ireland

Department of Health

Sláintecare

Dept. of Rural and Community Development

Dormant Accounts Fund

Probation Service

SICAP The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, through the Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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Profile for Bray Area Partnership

Bray Area Partnership 2020 Annual Report  

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