Paula Mc Elligott is one of our highly regarded and valued Health and Wellbeing Community Referral team. Paula works within the Kenmare Family Resource Centre to support the greater Kenmare and Cahersiveen area. Including Kilgarvan, Kenmare, Tahilla, Sneem, Blackwater, Caherdaniel, Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Portmagee, Valentia Island and Cahersiveen.
As an advocate of lifelong learning, Paula is passionate about facilitating and empowering people to access new opportunities, learn new skills, try new activities, and make connections in their community.
Read what Paula has to say:
"I enjoy building sustainable and supportive relationships, this allows me to relate and connect with people across all walks of life, develop signposting contacts, and identify and coordinate resources to support the community I serve. I am passionate in the belief that social prescribing has the power to offer comfort and solace, provide options and advice when people may need it the most to deal with the challenges the face. However, there are barriers across rural Ireland that prevent people from accessing this type of service. These include, a lack of public transport, which adds to rural isolation, a lack of health services in smaller communities and a lack of sport and recreational facilities within rural communities. This limits the programmes and services which service users can be referred to."