We provide day care for people in the Strabane district who are living with a physical or sensory impairment, and/or acquired brain injury and who are referred via the Western Health & Social Care Trust.
This project originally aimed at people within the Strabane area who are living with a physical and/or sensory disability and/or progressive illness has been extended to include individuals who have acquired brain injury and/or trauma who have more complex care needs. The age range of the group is 18-64 years. The project also offers some respite those Carers living with and caring for people with physical or sensory disability.
The function and purpose is to provide support which encourages and enables disabled people to avail of opportunities to play a full and equal part in society. The approach of the project is to offer support, enhance skills and confidence, promote independence thereby reduce the reliance on Day Care support. A major emphasis of this project is to build on examples of good practice and promoting social inclusion.
This service is by referral only. What services do we offer at our day centres? The centres offer a range of therapeutic activities to meet the social, educational, recreational, pre-vocational and vocational needs of those who use the centres.
Features of our Day Care service
Activities offered in the centres may include:
- Art and craft skills
- Computer skills training
- Personal development
- Activities of daily living eg shopping, cooking
- Yoga, relaxation and complementary therapies.
- Personal care is offered to those who are unable to access facilities at home.
In addition, people who come to the centre may also take part in a range of activities based in the wider community such as:
- Walking groups
- Ten pin bowling
By working in partnership with other organisations we try to encourage more involvement in local activities, providing the best possible service to everyone who uses our centre.