‘Traveller friendly’ health directory contains up to date health information
A HEALTH directory designed to be “Traveller friendly” was launched this week in Clondalkin.
The Clondalkin Travellers Development Group (CTDG) booklet contains up to date information on health services and is designed to fit into a pocket or handbag.
CTDG supports Travellers living in the Clondalkin, Lucan, Newcastle and Palmerstown areas.
One of the areas of work is undertaken by their Primary Health Care (PHC) team – a group of local Traveller women who provide support to the community around health issue.
The team consists of a PHC coordinator and a group of Traveller men and women who are primary healthcare workers.
Recently the PHC team developed the Clondalkin Directory of Health and Community Services. This small booklet contains information on health care and other local services in an easy to access format.
CTDG said: “The PHC team felt there was a need for an updated booklet as numbers and services have changed since the original local health directory had been published.
“The team designed a traveller friendly pocket dictionary that could be carried around daily, in their pocket or handbag as not every member of the traveller community would have access to a smartphone or the internet.”
The booklet was launched in the North Clondalkin Library on June 1, by Joe Rynn, South Dublin area coordinator.
CTDG would like to thank the Traveller Health Unit of the HSE and CYPSE for their support in producing this booklet.