Millbrae, Carndonagh, Co Donegal F93 WY07

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Caroline McDaid

Service Reform Fund

My Name is Caroline Mc Daid. My Role in Spraoi agus Sport is Social Buddies co-ordinator for this HSE region. Social Buddies is a pilot social reform programme initiative, which is being developed between Spraoi agus Spórt and the HSE. The partnership is a new model of Service delivery that aims to develop a more person-centred approach for Intellectual Disability day service users in the north west area.

Social Buddies aims to provide social supports to Adult Intellectual Disability day service users outside of day service hours and at weekends with the assistance of a trained and vetted Volunteer . Working as a team member of Spraoi agus Spórt gives me access to all the resources, tools and experience that Spraoi have available to them to develop. This enables me to promote the Social Buddies befriending service in the community. Being linked to a social enterprise such as Spraoi allows Social Buddies to create a direct link to the local community.