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Ms. Martina Gavin
Social Care Supervisor
FORUM Rural and Community Development Organisation

Martina Gavin is the Supervisor of a Fás Social Care Community Employment Scheme (CE) with FORUM.

The overall aim of FORUM’s work with older people is to tackle problems of loneliness and isolation by providing opportunities for social contacts, networking and to provide a flexible range of services and to meet the special needs of the target group through the provision of volunteer and professional expertise, in delivering a social care programme, in the context of partnership between voluntary and statutory bodies.
 
Martina Gavin has responsibility for the delivery of a comprehensive Social Care Programme which includes Meals on Wheels, Laundry Services, Carer Companion Service, Lunch Clubs and Coffee Morning, Transport, Respite Breaks, Security, Disability Support, Provision of Information on Essential Services and Carer Support.Twenty four CE and JI workers are engaged in the delivery of this programme which benefits at least three hundred and ninety older people.    

 

 

 

   
Network Members


Mr. Brendan Bonner
Manager - Investing for Health
Public Health Agency
Dr. Sheelah Connolly
Research Fellow - Centre for Health Improvement, Queen’s University Belfast
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Ms. Martina Gavin
Social Care Supervisor, FORUM Rural and Community Development Organisation
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Ms. Caroline Maguire
Rural Older People’s Co-ordinator
Rural Community Network
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Dr. John McDonagh
Lecturer Department of Geography,
National University of Ireland Galway
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Dr. Michael Murray
Reader in Spatial Planning - Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, Queen’s University Belfast
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Professor Eamon O’Shea
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology,
National University of Ireland Galway
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Professor Tom Scharf
Director - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology,
National University of Ireland Galway
Dr. Kieran Walsh (HARC Lead Researcher)
Research Officer - Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
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For further information contact:  Dr. Kieran Walsh            Email: Kieran.Walsh@nuigalway.ie            Tel: +353-91-495460