Cedar is delighted to welcome Meroe McGale into her new role as Social Inclusion Officer with the Get Active project. The Get Active project will specifically support individuals with learning disabilities living in West Belfast to improve their understanding of their tenancy rights and responsibilities, as well as reducing social isolation by accessing community-based activity. As part of this role, Meroe will organise activities, alongside linking with existing resources to support service users to be fully included in their community. 

Meroe, Social Inclusions Officer, said;

‘I’m really excited to have started in my new role, I’m looking forward to getting service users motivated and engaged in activities that they really want to do. There is so much out there in West Belfast alone that we haven’t known about or had the capacity to make use of but I intend to do everything in my power to change that’.

Our Get Active project is funded by Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grants programme, managed by UKCommunity Foundation. Nationwide invited applications for grants of up to £50,000 for housing projects that have the potential to strengthen communities and help make a difference in local areas, ranging from preventing people from being homeless, helping people into a home and supporting people to remain in their homes.

Jeanette McGeown, Head of Living Options said;

‘We are delighted to have secured the appointment of Social Inclusions Officer within Cedar’s West Belfast services. Meroe has very quickly established good community networks and locally based activities for individuals and groups to participate in’.     

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