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South Dublin together and Booklet of Hope

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: South Dublin

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services, Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Nutrition Eating Well, Physical Activity, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland FundLocal AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Services, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 1000-5000


Two activity booklets. South Dublin together was a Mayors initiative for our outgoing mayor in June 2020. The booklet of hope was through the keep well campaign in partnership with South Dublin sports partnership and south Dublin county partnership limited Both Booklets contained activities, exercises, recipes, health information, facemasks and covid information. both booklets were dispersed to older vulnerable co -coonors, by our mobile library home delivery service and through our OPC

Aim of Initiative

older vulnerable co -coonors

Who is it aimed at

older vulnerable co -coonors

Steps critical to success

  1. partnership
  2. distribution
  3. promotion

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. time
  2. resources are stretched
  3. restrictions

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. great feedback
  2. stronger links with external sources
  3. contact with people, shows people they are being thought of

Evaluation / Report:
No evaluation report was done, however the details of both booklets were presented to the Healthy County Steering Group and the Housing, Social and Community SPC. Both Booklets were promoted in local media

Jonathan Hayden, South Dublin County Council,