Integration Fund 2024 closing date is fast approaching – This Friday 1st March @ 5pm.

LMETB Youth Services wishes to advise that the Integration Fund 2024 closing date is fast approaching – This Friday 1st March @ 5pm.

2024 Integration Fund Advert

This grant scheme aims to support youth organisations and youth clubs to support young people in their community who have fled from the war in Ukraine. The grant is aimed at supporting activities for young people in 2024, with eligible contributions to actions including but not limited to:

  • Providing additional places or hours for a UBU Your Place Your Space funded organisation to support interventions for young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine  as they integrate into Irish society,
  • To set up youth clubs that bring together local and young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine  with a view to providing young person led activities, and opportunities for integration and cultural exchanges across the community,
  • To provide for activities by existing youth clubs as they engage with new communities of young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine and assist in their integration with their new communities.
  • Actions by ETBs in support of young people who have fled from the war in Ukraine by engaging with locally supported initiatives, in particular with youth clubs in their functional area, which have been notified to the Department in advance.

The deadline for receipt of completed application form is 5pm THIS FRIDAY, March 1st 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered under any circumstances.

Applications will only be accepted through email and submitted to: [email protected] 

Grants will be made available subject to compliance with the requirements of DPER Circular 13/2014 (attached herewith). Eligible expenditure must have been incurred before 31 December 2024. Applications should only be submitted for funding which can be fully expended and accounted for in 2024. No funding can be carried forward into 2025.

Please read the attached Application Form/Guidance Note carefully for full terms and to check your eligibility.

Integration Grant Supports 2024

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact LMETB Youth Services at [email protected] 

Think Measles

The HSE is urging parents to make sure children and young people are up to date with their MMR vaccine due to a rise in cases in parts of the UK and Europe. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. We advise people to be vigilant and take necessary steps to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus.

Measles can be unpleasant and is a potentially serious and highly infectious disease that can spread easily through respiratory droplets. To safeguard our communities, the HSE recommends that people make sure they are up to date with MMR vaccine to prevent spread of the disease if cases occur in Ireland.

The importance of taking precautions to protect both the individual and the community from measles cannot be understated. While measles is preventable through vaccination, the virus spreads very quickly between people who are not vaccinated and can have severe consequences, particularly for babies and vulnerable groups.

Getting vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella is vitally important as these conditions can also lead to other serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy. Remember, if you or your child has missed their childhood vaccines, it’s not too late to catch up.

Measles poster final 15.02.2024

Further information about the MMR vaccination is available at www.immunisation.ie.

See the HSE website for more information about the signs and symptoms, treatment and risks of measles https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/measles.

You can also click on the following HSE briefing document link for FAQ_Measles_23012024

Cultur Poster Campaign in Trim FRC at 5:30pm on Wednesday 21st Feb 2024

Click on the poster below for more information and relevant contact details:

Same Rules Apply – Cybersafekids Online Safety Parental Awareness Campaign

Click on the link below for details regarding Cybersafekids new online safety parental awareness campaign – Same Rules Apply:

https://www.cybersafekids.ie/samerulesapply/#:~:text=Online%20or%20Offline%2C%20SAME%20RULES,a%20stranger%20on%20the%20street%3F

HSE urges parents to make sure children and young people are vaccinated against measles

Significant increase in cases in Europe and particularly in the UK
Check your children are up-to-date with MMR vaccine

THINK MEASLES

The HSE is urging parents to make sure children and young people are up to date with their MMR vaccine due to a rise in cases in parts of the UK and Europe. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. We advise people to be vigilant and take necessary steps to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus.

Measles can be unpleasant and is a potentially serious and highly infectious disease that can spread easily through respiratory droplets. To safeguard our communities, the HSE recommends that people make sure they are up to date with MMR vaccine to prevent spread of the disease if cases occur in Ireland.

The importance of taking precautions to protect both the individual and the community from measles cannot be understated. While measles is preventable through vaccination, the virus spreads very quickly between people who are not vaccinated and can have severe consequences, particularly for babies and vulnerable groups.

Think Measles poster

Getting vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella is vitally important as these conditions can also lead to other serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy. Remember, if you or your child has missed their childhood vaccines, it’s not too late to catch up.

What you do to protect your family and community against measles

Check vaccination status
Ensure that you and your family members are up-to-date with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Contact your GP to check if your child’s vaccinations are up-to-date.

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles and protect against its complications. Two doses are recommended to be considered fully vaccinated. The first dose is given when your child is 12 months of age. It is important to get the first MMR on time at 12 months and not delay because measles is more severe in young children. The second dose is due when your child is in junior infants. If you or your family members have missed an MMR vaccine, it is strongly advised to schedule a vaccination appointment with your GP.

With the mid-term break coming up, it is particularly important that anyone travelling to the UK ensures they have received the right number of MMR vaccines for their age.

Practice good hygiene
Maintain proper hand hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water.
Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth, to reduce the risk of infection.

Monitor for symptoms
Stay vigilant for symptoms of measles. These include:

  • high fever
  • cough
  • runny nose
  • characteristic red rash.

If you or a family member develop these symptoms, or have been in contact with someone with measles, stay at home and contact your doctor by phone for advice, and inform healthcare providers of any recent travel history.
If you think someone in your family has measles, phone your doctor immediately for advice. Keep the child or adult at home and refrain from visitors coming to your home unless they know they are protected against measles (they have had two doses of MMR vaccine).

Further information about the MMR vaccination is available at www.immunisation.ie.

See the HSE website for more information about the signs and symptoms, treatment and risks of measles https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/measles.

You can also click on the following HSE briefing document link for FAQ_Measles_23012024

Helping children and young people reflect, recognise and reset – Safer Internet Day Turns 21

Landmark global event celebrates 21 years of promoting online safety with student-led event to discuss “Tech in our World”. Click on the webwise link below for more information.

https://www.webwise.ie/trending/helping-children-and-young-people-reflect-recognise-and-reset-safer-internet-day-turns-21/

Kells FRC 2024 Programme of Activities

Click on the link below for activities that are available in Kells Family Resource Centre (FRC) that are free or at a low cost.

KFRC Programme 2024

 

Healthy Meath Newsletter – February March 2024

The February March edition of the Healthy Meath Newsletter is now available here

Trim FRC – See what we’ve planned for February 2024!

Click on the link below to see a copy of our February 2024 newsletter outlining the programmes and groups we have in place that will be of interest to families.

https://trimfamilyresourcecentre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/February-2024.pdf