In 2015, following regional meetings with members, we agreed to establish National Networks of active members of Polio Survivors Ireland.
These Networks address key priorities for our organisation: Publicity & Campaigning, Fundraising and Recruitment of new members.
The Networks are organised on similar lines to our successful Telephone Support model with a National Co-ordinator and Regional Co-ordinators if required.
The Networks will operate independently of the Social Support Groups however we will ensure that there is close contact between Support Groups and Networks at a Regional Level, so that everyone knows what’s going on.
We believe there is an urgent need to raise the profile of Polio Survivors Ireland and the needs of polio survivors in the media and so the first network currently being established is the Publicity & Campaigning Network.
If you would like to know more about how you can represent polio survivors in the media in your area, please contact Emma cdo[at]polio.ie or Margaret May mvro[at]polio.ie