ELAINE McCARTHY, BCAC
Elaine is a true ambassador for community cohesion and health and wellbeing. Aside from her role as a Community Centre Manager, she strives to support the most vulnerable members of the local community in a volunteering capacity. Her determination to support people is inspirational and she is often coordinating a plethora of services in order to get the help needed.
She helps the local community providing food and liaising between agencies, local authorities and other community-based groups. She is a true voice for several diverse groups who are often on the margins with very little chance of being heard. Each month she interacts with literally hundreds of individuals and groups, each time generating a positive outcome for them.
She has been actively supporting the community for over a decade with her selfless attitude delivering support and hope for those often in despair. She looks for the good in everyone and works tirelessly without reward to solve their various challenges.
She has gained trust, respect and friendship among the various EU communities she helps, creating community cohesion and a stronger community spirit – a spirit which helps bond and unite the various services and agencies that have started to work in unison thanks to Elaine’s determination.