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A big thank you to those who came along to our Festival of Fundraising with Kevin Delaney last week.  This year, we are extending our partnership with Kevin and inviting groups to join our Intensive One-to-One Mentoring Programme.  If you would like to join this programme, please email Ruth on before the 20 October.

Save the date:  our next PPN Plenary will take place on Thursday 30 November, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

10 October is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is, “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right”.  Mental Health Ireland has worked in co-production to launch a World Mental Health Month programme that ensures mental health and wellbeing become a priority across the country.  Further information here   

The Independent Living Movement of Ireland (ILMI) would like to share a press release with the network.  The ILMI ask for time to invest in a national Personal Assistance Service (PAS) and move from continuing segregated services to meet Ireland’s commitments under the UNCRPD.  Full press release here.

Dublin City Council and Dublin Bay North for All invite members to a Family Fun Day on 07 October, from 1.00pm – 4.00pm at Bram Stoker Park, Fairview.  There will be face painting, arts and crafts, FREE ICE-CREAM and more.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), would like to invite people from immigrant backgrounds to join an information session on career opportunities in the Public Service (including recruitment and career opportunities). This event will take place on Wednesday 04 October, 5.30pm – 7.00pm and you can attend on this link.

Training

The PPN’s next Environmental Day, for Environmental Pillar member groups is taking place at the F2 Community Centre, on Saturday 28 October, from 10.00am – 4.00pm

10.00am- 12.30pm 

Sustainable Living with Aoife Munn

12.30pm- 1.30pm   

Lunch and networking

1.30pm – 4.00pm 

Stephen Rourke will facilitate a session about the environmental pillar of the PPN, and how you can get more involved. 

Please email Ruth by 14 October, if you would like to attend.

This autumn, Dublin City PPN has partnered with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown PPN and Carmichael, to provide a series of online supports for member groups.

This week, we have POWERPOINT for beginners on Thursday 05 October, from 12.00pm – 2.00pm (small group guaranteed).

Email Ruth for the zoom link.

Updates from the PPN Representatives and Secretariat

You can watch the Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings online here.

You can join any of our linkage groups or thematic groups (which are working groups meant to bridge the work between the Representatives and the wider network). 

There are currently 4 linkage groups:  the Planning and Urban Form Linkage Group, the Traffic and Transport Linkage Group, the Housing Linkage Group and the Environmental Pillar Linkage Group.

In addition, there are two thematic groups:  the Disability Thematic Group and the Migrant Thematic Group.

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