Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018

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Roscommon County Council, Social Inclusion Unit is running Social Inclusion Awareness Week this year from Monday 15th October – Sunday 21st October 2018.  The purpose of the week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity within the County. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthy Roscommon “  We are particularly interested in healthy initiatives which aim to combat social isolation and promote positive mental health.  

We are inviting groups and organizations involved in social inclusion to host an event during Social Inclusion Awareness Week. All events will be included in a brochure which we will also use to promote and highlight the week.  

Some suggestions/ideas for events  

We welcome all your ideas for events or activities, some examples are:

  • Host an event to promote positive mental health amongst socially excluded groups
  • Have an open day so that others can learn more about your group or service
  • Hold an exhibition open to the public
  • Have a movie night or put on a play
  • Hold an intercultural event
  • Hold a workshop or coffee morning to discuss a particular theme or issue
  • Arrange a sporting event focusing on inclusion     
  • Host a storytelling event in the local library     
  • Initiatives to improve accessibility (Event’s should be accessible to all)

Or if you are planning a launch, open day, or specific event with a social inclusion focus you could consider holding it during Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018.  

Please use the attached form to submit an event or activity.  The deadline for submitting events and activities is Friday 14th September 2018.  

Further Details Contact: Colm Kelly 090 6637259 or Email:- CKelly@roscommoncoco.ie