Did you know that there are four Direct Provision Centres in our part of Kerry and that SKDP helps support those staying there?
We recently oversaw the development of Relaxation Spaces in two Killarney Centres. These areas are now equipped with comfortable furnishings, aromatherapy diffusers, sensory lights, flowers, salt lamps and CD players! Our aim is to support the mental health and wellbeing of residents by creating these places of rest and relaxation.
In Kenmare, we oversaw the refurbishment of a Polytunnel so those residing there can grow their own vegetables. Not only is there the satisfaction in eating food you’ve nurtured but gardening assists mental wellbeing too.
We hope these improvements help people over this festive period and beyond! Thanks to the Managers of the Centres for allowing us help with these projects, which are supported by funds from the national Community Enhancement Programme, administered by Kerry County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.
We work with those living in ‘Direct Provision’ mainly through the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) which targets and supports those who are disadvantaged in society.