From November 2019, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre will be running a Primary Healthcare Training Programme for Roma in Dublin.

A key idea behind primary healthcare is that all people should be able to access the care they need in their local community. Primary healthcare aims to address the health needs of a person, their family, and the needs of specific communities. This training aims to provide basic information on key health issues affecting the Roma community, and the services and supports available.

The training is available to people currently in receipt of a social welfare payment. The training will include:
● English language classes
● Literacy classes
● Health information sessions (e.g. nutrition, diabetes, mental health, immunisations)
● Guest speakers
● Computer lessons
● Principles of community development

Community Development
Pavee Point adopts a community development approach, where community members come together to take action on common problems. Community development focuses on the development of a more equal society for those who are particularly discriminated against. It aims to support individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to create change in their communities.

Applying for the course
If you are interested in applying for the training programme, please contact Tica Muntean on (01) 878 0255 or tica.muntean@pavee.ie for more information. You can also submit an application here.