This month’s theme is Lost and we’re delighted to welcome Fiona Barry from Anew Support Services to speak on this theme. Anew is a specialist organisation working specifically with pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing or have recently experienced homelessness.

Our wonderful sponsor, The Tara Building, has been working with Anew since 2018. This month’s theme, along with the shortlisting of Anew for a Charity Impact Award seemed like the perfect opportunity to invite Fiona to speak. 

Fiona has worked in the social care sector for nearly 30 years and has had a senior role in a number of large homeless organisations. Fiona has a huge amount of drive and wants to deliver responsive services to the people who need it most, and works to ensure people who are experiencing homelessness exit it and return to education and employment as quickly as possible. This is what Anew strives to do with the women who find themselves in need of additional support.

Our own Michelle O’Connor wrote & co-produced the following video with David Laurence for Anew to showcase the amazing work they do. The video was animated by long-time CM_Dub supporter, Guy with Red Beard Motion. Then, Tara Building Alumnus Clare Dunne provided the voice over.

If you get a chance, please cast a vote for Anew in the Charity Impact Awards, as this award will allow Anew to continue their great work while they are often overlooked by some of the larger, more high profile organisations.