Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network

CO-VID 19 LATEST INFORMATION
Rural Community Development Support Service – Coronavirus / COVID-19 Emergency Response

As your Local Rural Support Network, we continue to support our local communities and groups in Mid Ulster as much as possible. We are following ongoing official advice on how to handle the current Coronavirus situation and keeping you all regularly up-to-date.Help stop the spread of covid 19 – PHA guidance update – 29..03.21

We are maintaining certain services strictly in line with all current restrictions. However, our offices are currently closed to the public.

If you require any support or assistance please ring us on 028 8773 8845 or Email: info@cwsan.org or message us via Facebook @cwsan.midulster

Mid Ulster District Council COVID-19 Local Community Support
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Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) is a community umbrella organisation which was formed in 1996 to represent and support the interests of community groups within the rural areas of Cookstown District and along the Western Shores of Lough Neagh. Since 2014 CWSAN has partnered with COSTA to ensure coverage for all of rural Mid-Ulster. We also operate an outreach office from the Rainey Centre, Magherafelt. The network aims to co-ordinate the activities of groups in the area through a range of support measures which include training, facilitation, information access, brokerage and consultation.

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Cwsan MidUlster
🚗Volunteer Drivers needed 🚗Could you help registered members of Out & About Community Transport get to vital services such as medical appointments or essential shopping in the comfort of your own vehicle. Volunteer drivers receive genuine out of pocket expenses such as fuel and refreshment expenses (as permitted by HMRC guidelines) but in addition receive immense satisfaction by giving a little something back to their local community.Volunteers need to be over 21 years old and hold a full clean driving licence and have access to a vehicle that is taxed, MOTed and insured.​The Volunteer Car Scheme is very flexible to your timetable and you will only be asked to carry out trips if you are available and have the time.To register your interest or find out more visit out and Labour's website - bit.ly/3iFzZGo🚗Volunteer Drivers needed 🚗Could you help registered members of Out & About Community Transport get to vital services such as medical appointments or essential shopping in the comfort of your own vehicle. Volunteer drivers receive genuine out of pocket expenses such as fuel and refreshment expenses (as permitted by HMRC guidelines) but in addition receive immense satisfaction by giving a little something back to their local community.Volunteers need to be over 21 years old and hold a full clean driving licence and have access to a vehicle that is taxed, MOTed and insured.​The Volunteer Car Scheme is very flexible to your timetable and you will only be asked to carry out trips if you are available and have the time.To register your interest or find out more visit our website - bit.ly/3iFzZGo ... See MoreSee Less
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17 minutes ago

Cwsan MidUlster
It's important to get support from specialists if you have faced abuse of any form.Facebook is a useful tool in highlighting problems and bringing you into a service but you then need the help of trained and specialist staff to offer 1-2-1 support. Platitudes or memes sometimes can be dangerous and make you feel even more alone or hollowed out.Please give MAP a call to examine and explore all of your options of support and safety and to put a plan together. You are not alone if you are a man facing abuse in NI, MAP are here to helpGive them a call and always leave a message.It's important to get support from specialists if you have faced abuse of any form.Facebook is a useful tool in highlighting problems and bringing you into a service but you then need the help of trained and specialist staff to offer 1-2-1 support. Platitudes or memes sometimes can be dangerous and make you feel even more alone or hollowed out.Please give us a call to examine and explore all of your options of support and safety and to put a plan together. You are not alone if you are a man facing abuse in NI, MAP are here to helpGive us a call and always leave a message. ... See MoreSee Less
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26 minutes ago

Cwsan MidUlster
An example of the valuable contribution men's sheds can make to their own health and to the community. #MensHealthWeek ... See MoreSee Less
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30 minutes ago

Cwsan MidUlster
Would you like to get involved in a project like this. If so, please contact us and we'll point you in the right direction to get started.It's #LonelinessAwarenessWeek and technology is helping people everywhere stay connected in times of isolation. We are so pleased to be able to work together with Soil Association Food for Life and a number of groups of different ages to facilitate virtual get togethers!One of the projects is linking ages 9 to 89 in Sunnymead Care Home & Lisnadill Primary School, with their 2nd virtual get together spent creating and eating yummy fruit skewers with lots of discussion around favourite fruit and ways to eat them (fruit salad and smoothies a popular all age choice!) Residents and pupils said how much they are now enjoying being able to meet up with their family members/loved ones, as Covid rules ease a little. The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland Public Health Agency The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People Department of Education NI ... See MoreSee Less
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