One of the exciting new developments for St. Joseph’s in Charleville is the commencement of Best Buddies, a programme originating in the US.
- It aims to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by means of partnerships with schools and colleges.
- We hope to involve local Transition Year students in projects that they design themselves with support from the Volunteer co-ordinator and teaching staff at their schools.
- They get to manage, fundraise, organise outings and activities with our service users gaining ownership and valuable experience of the various roles they take on.
This programme will be up and running March 2017 so watch this space.