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Safeguarding Awareness Tues 25th Feb

Thank you to the Local Adult Safeguarding Partnership for arranging an awareness session for Safeguarding Champions and trainers in the Voluntary sector. Our Registered Manager, Lizzy Dixon, and our in house trainer, Bente Moller Jensen both found the session to be very positive and a valuable input to our ongoing practice in the area of safeguarding. It is important to continue to learn and reflect about how to support everyone in Mourne Grange and listen to them.

Mourne Grange Working in Partnership with 3T Power

3T Power is an Irish renewable electricity company who stand out from the rest.

20 years ago people in the UK had no choice where their energy came from. 98% of energy was generated from fossil fuels. We need alternative and more sustainable options. Their desire to extend their renewable generation arm to a full supply offering is key to what they do.3T Power have been active as developers in the wind and renewable energy sector since 2007. They are a small bespoke renewable energy company who were granted their supply licence in August 2017. 3T provides a welcome alternative to the larger energy suppliers and ensures that our energy comes from 100% renewable sources.  Their dedicated management team are passionate innovators in the Irish energy markets, who want to inspire an Irish energy transformation away from the large, outdated forms of generation, towards a greener, cleaner, more sustainable future.We are excited to develop this partnership and look forward to working with them into the future. For further information go to their website www.3tpower.com

Sharing Our views with the Patient Client Council

On Tuesday 18th of February Mourne Grange was invited to meet with the Patient Client Council at City Hall in Belfast. We were able to share our views and experiences of health care services and how to make them better. We talked about the positive connections we have with local health care providers like our GPs and dentists. It was also an opportunity to reflect on what could improve, for example, access to hospitals and also reducing waiting times for treatment. We look forward to continuing to be involved in this valuable consultation process.

Meeting with the new Health Minister Robin Swann

Carol Jones and John Mitchell attended a consultation meeting with Robin Swann, the new Health Minister, as part of the regional review of disability services.

It was a very constructive and positive meeting and both John and Carol were able to share their positive experiences of life in Camphill Mourne Grange. They were also able to share ideas about how to change services regionally to become more person-centred. We look forward to our next meeting with the Department of Health in the coming months to continue the important process of reviewing services for people with disabilities.

 

Winter's End

By continuing to help the wildlife around us through winter we hope to have a spring filled with life at Mourne Grange. We decided to make "bird balls" and hang feeders, small things make the biggest difference so get stuck in yourself and watch your garden or local park come alive!

Awareness Day

A great awareness day in Asda, Kilkeel, thanks to everyone for your support and interest in our wonderful community Mourne grange. Residents worked to raise awareness of Mourne Grange among our local community at Kilkeel. By setting up an awareness stall in the local Asda they were able to talk about their lives and stories to a wide range of people over the course of the day!

Mourne Grange's latest resident

Recently we've spotted a new resident at Mourne Grange. We've managed to capture a photo (albeit a pixel-y one) of the red squirrel who has been seen in and around our home turf. It was a delight to find one of County Down's rare reds, and we hope to be able to attract more! Our friends over at "Heart of the Down Reds" (check out their twitter handle @heartofthedownreds) have sent a feeder over to our local community at Kilkeel in the hope that by providing these elusive animals with a secure source of food we'll be able to help our local Red Squirrel population flourish.   

A Fond Farewell

Thank you to Naomi, our Social Work Student on placement with us since August this year. She was a very positive addition to the Mourne Grange family and we wish her all the best with her studies and her next placement. Keep in touch Naomi.

Nollaig shona dhaoibh!

Our residents enjoyed the chance to experience some Irish culture as an Irish Primary school sung Christmas carols in Irish Gaelic. Thanks to Gaelscoil na mBeann for their performance!

South Down Choral Society

Thank you for such a beautiful performance from the South Down Choral Society. We all really appreciate you coming to visit Mourne Grange every year and share the wonderful music that you make.  Merry Christmas from everyone in Mourne Grange. 

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