March 18th 2020
In light of current COVID 19 restrictions and in line with advice on social distancing from the Department of Health, all TravAct staff will be working remotely from their homes and with restricted access to direct contact and service provision to our community.
Our TravAct Centre will be closed to the public from today, Wed, March 18th at 2:00 PM.
However, we are providing emergency telephone support and information to all our clients and staff in the North Dublin area.
You can make contact with our Management Team members on their mobiles/emails below for updates, support and information on the Covid 19 situation:
|Manager- JM Singh||<firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Primary Health Care- Bridget Nevinemail@example.com|
|Drugs/Alcohol Worker – Marian McKenna||<firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|CE – Liz Sargent||<email@example.com>|
|Community Accommodation Worker – Winnie McDonagh||<firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Youth Services – Maureen Ward||<email@example.com>|
|Education Worker- Eileen Wardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Administrator- Maria Ward||<email@example.com>|
We would ask the local community members and staff to keep up to date with all public health advice and to consult the relevant websites in this regard. Any staff member or any member of the local community who feels any of the symptoms or feel that they have been exposed to someone else suffering the symptoms of the virus, should immediately inform their GP and their workplace and follow the advice of the GP for self-isolation if required.
We encourage you all to take advice and stay at home until we are further notified by the HSE and other Government Departments.
Kind regards and Take Care,
JM Singh Manager TravAct Published:18-03-2020
Main Thrust Areas of TravAct Activity
TravAct is an organisation of Travellers and settled people working together in North Dublin to tackle the root causes of Traveller exclusion and promote their equality and human rights within the Irish Society. Its aims include Promotion of Education Amongst Travellers, Improve Life and Enterprise Skills, Facilitate Social and Personal Development, Create Awareness of Traveller Culture, Participation in both National and Regional Initiatives for Travellers and Engage in Enterprise Development. TravAct work currently falls into six main areas, which include Community Employment Initiative, Drugs Outreach, Education Support, Housing & Accommodation Services, Primary Health Care Support and Youth Services.
Training & Employment (CE) Project
The CE scheme currently has 20 participants. This programme has been running since December 1995 with 15 employees a year till 2015…
Accommodation & Housing Project
15 years ago approximately 75 families in our area did not have the basic facilities of running water and toilets. This has dropped to single figures…
Drugs and Alcohol Project
The TravAct Drugs programme started in 2006. Originally the main issue was alcohol abuse with a limited problem with drugs…
Primary Health Care Project
Due to extensive immunisation drives arranged by TravAct, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of children getting measles and chicken pox…
The Education project started in 1994. At that stage most Traveller adults had attended primary school, many in an ad hoc way…
TravAct Youth Project
This is a recent addition to TravAct (Oct 2015) and comprises two youth workers. Affiliation of this Project to TravAct has created a lot…