Dublin Simon Community are delighted to have two of our services nominated in the AONTAS STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition). Our Participation and Development Service has been shortlisted in the Social Inclusion category with our Health and Wellbeing service also shortlisted under the Health and Wellbeing category.
These awards are co-ordinated as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society.
Participation and Development is made up of Literacy and Personal Development and Client Involvement services. Each of these services aims to build confidence and develop skills through educational, employability, volunteering and involvement opportunities, classes and workshops.
The Health and Wellbeing service strives to address the inequity of access to exercise facilities and expertise for people experiencing homelessness to access the enormous physical and mental benefits of exercise. The services helps people achieve a balanced lifestyle through means of health education, nutritional advise, movement and mindfulness activities.
The Health and Wellbeing service strives to address the inequity of access to exercise facilities and expertise for people experiencing homelessness to access the enormous physical and mental benefits of exercise.
The teams working across these services promote inclusion, choice and equality and that everyone has the right to a fulfilling life. The meaningful activities provided can be central in providing structure, independence and increasing self-confidence for people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness.
The Winners of each category will be announced at the 13th AONTAS STAR Awards ceremony on the 4th March 2019.