Cork Kerry Community Health Care Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (SBLO)
South Kerry Development Partnership and Kerry County Council have contracted Ian Dempsey, Prescience, to develop a socio-economic plan for Kenmare. This plan will be linked to relevant national, regional and local plans and strategies and the process will develop a vision and action plan for the social, economic and environmental development of Kenmare. The plan will seek to build on the town’s undoubted strengths while seeking to mitigate its weaknesses, ensuring that active citizenship, social inclusion and social equity is maintained; that economic development opportunities are optimised and that the attractiveness and quality of the public realm and the built and natural environment is enhanced.
To lay some of the groundwork for the preparation of the plan – Ian Dempsey has prepared a questionnaire (link below) on Survey Monkey for completion and circulation. Please distribute this questionnaire and encourage people to complete it.
Please note that all replies received are anonymised and confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this survey. Thank you for your support.
Kenmare Family Resource Centre is delighted to be part of a multi-agency approach in response to the welcoming of Asylum Seekers in Atlantic Lodge, Kenmare. Atlantic Lodge is a mixed hostel consisting of single women, single men & families. People have come from Georgia, Albania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan, India, China, Nigera, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritheria and more! HSE staff, TIRC & KASI are supporting work on the ground & helping to settle people in.
As this work is completed, Kenmare FRC along with HSE, SKDP & Kerry ETB will be delighted to work with a team of volunteers to deliver English conversational classes, children's activities and activities for adults, in an effort to assist this new community to integrate into the welcoming and supportive community of Kenmare.
We are delighted with our fabulous new branding at Kenmare Family Resource Centre! Thank you to our board member Elaine Donoghue and Dennison Design - Graphic Design & Photography for your hard work.
A special thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped us out on the day!
Check out this great video clip Ring of Beara Cycle 2018
Rainbows will be coming to Kenmare FRC Autumn 2018.
Rainbows is a dedicated free service for children & young people. The Rainbows programme supports children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce.
Please visit Rainbowsireland.ie for more information on the programme.
Kenmare FRC hosted a visit from an Nepalese project where there was an exchange of work practices and community development principles.
Kenmare FRC is currently working on developing a Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2021. We will be consulting widely with the public, agencies, organisations. We will post a Monkey Survery over the next few months and would encourage as many people as possible to take part in our consultation.
If you, or someone you know, is feeling suicidal please do come talk to us. We will listen and support you (if you wish) to access further help.