Welcome to Ballyhoura Rural Services website.
Ballyhoura Rural Services (BRS) was established in 2010 to tackle rural and social isolation in the Ballyhoura region; from the beginning, a desire to combat loneliness in all its forms has driven the organisation and our focus remains on offering a flexible and adaptable service, directed by the individual needs of the client.
We work closely with a range of other agencies and organisations such as the HSE, Public Health Nurses, GPs, Social Workers, local development companies, Rural Bus, the VEC, St Vincent De Paul, the Irish Wheelchair Association, the Irish Council for the blind and numerous local community and voluntary groups.
We advocate for our clients and link them in with services providing long-term sustainable supports to maintain people independently in their own homes. We also organise events and outings and social gatherings for small and larger groups of likeminded clients. Click here for more details.
Walk To Fight Loneliness #inspiratoinforisolation
Virtual Walk 6-8/11/20
Please support our fundraising walk to help our services tackle loneliness and isolation at this crucial time. People using our services tell us they fear loneliness and isolation just as much as COVID-19, and they really need our support to get through this crisis. There is already a growing loneliness epidemic, and studies show this affects one in 10 people in Ireland. We need your support to help us combat loneliness and isolation. This is Befriending Week so please give generously, we need your help right now!
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