Kids Clubs

Kids Clubs

Kids Clubs is a County Wicklow Partnership initiative which is run with support from Wicklow Child & Family Project, BBH (Ballyguile, Broadlough and Hillview) Group and local volunteers. The clubs are aimed at 6-9 year olds and take place in the 74a Resource Centre in the Ballyguile Estate. Club for the younger group has a […]

Fáilte Isteach

Fáilte Isteach

Fáilte Isteach was originally established in 2006 by the Third Age Foundation in response to the difficulties that migrants were experiencing in their daily lives as a result of a lack of English. The first centre opened in Summerhill, Co Meath. It is a unique project which utilises the skills, talents and expertise of volunteers […]

Ballyguile Area Women’s Group Learn Traditional Skills

Ballyguile Area Women’s Group Learn Traditional Skills

Towards the end of 2010, County Wicklow Partnership funded Ballyguile Area Women’s Group to undertake a knitting, weaving and mat making course under the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme. Under the skilful and patient coaching of members of Shuttleknit (a social enterprise in Wicklow Town established by the Traveller and settled community) participants were shown […]

Get Vocal Project – Older Peoples Network

Get Vocal Project – Older Peoples Network

About Ageing with Confidence. The Ageing with Confidence Group Programme is a holistic approach to health promotion for older people. It aims to enhance their development by providing education for health, by developing life skills and by promoting positive mental health and self-confidence thus leading to a better quality of life. It was developed for […]

Arklow Mental Health Project – The Tunnel Project

Background The Tunnel Project was set up in Arklow in May 2008 to support people using mental health service in integrating into the community through structured activity in a garden setting. The project is coordinated by County Wicklow Partnership. People who use this service The Tunnel Project is targeted at a group of 10-12 long […]

Tús Programme

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. All the work carried out by participants in the Tús scheme must benefit the community. The types of project eligible for the scheme may include: Energy conservation work in homes and community buildings Social care of all age groups […]

Walks Scheme / Outdoor Recreation

Rural Recreation Programme Introduction County Wicklow is fortunate to be one of the 12 areas in the country to have been allocated the services of a Rural Recreation Officer to support the expansion of outdoor recreational opportunities in County Wicklow for residents and tourists alike. The programme is funded by the Department of Community, Equality […]

The Rural Social Scheme

The Rural Social Scheme

The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) commenced in Co. Wicklow in April 2005. The county has an allocation of 20 places on the scheme (there are 2,600 nationally). The programme is run by the Department of Social Protection which contracts County Wicklow Partnership to deliver the programme locally. The 20 participants in the county currently work […]

Wicklow Rural Transport

Wicklow Rural Transport

Introduction Wicklow Rural Transport was officially launched on the 31st of July 2003. The service provides bus routes which were designed to meet the needs of people in isolated rural areas of Co. Wicklow which allow people gain access to urban facilities such as national train and bus services, large shopping centres, leisure facilities, medical […]