Jennifer Riney is one of our highly regarded and valued Health and Wellbeing Community Referral Team. Jennifer currently works in the Adrigole Family Resource Centre, The CAHA Centre, serving the community of Adrigole, Ardgroom, and the Tuosist parish in County Cork.
Jenifer has always been involved in the community and voluntary sector, either as an employee or a volunteer. She believes in the power of community and people coming together to improve their lives and those around them.
Read what Nora has to say:
"It was while working as a Medical Secretary that I first heard of social prescribing and was a much-needed intervention for many people who might require assistance in accessing social and community supports. Delighted that I now provide this service to my community, I think the best thing about my job is meeting so many different people, from all walks of life and all ages, and having the privilege of helping them to work towards their goals and aspirations to improve their lives. Unfortunately, it is not without its challenges, the biggest being when people have difficulty accessing activities/events/supports in their area due to a lack of transport. There is a serious lack of adequate public transport in rural areas that is geared towards the customer’s needs. Having raised this at meetings with other community and voluntary groups, I would love to see working groups set up across all rural areas to tackle this issue and find solutions to help alleviate social isolation."