Holy Trinity Centre

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Bernie Toner
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2 years 44 weeks ago
The Group is established for the relief of suffering and distress, the advancement of education and the protection of health; and in particular to provide in the Belfast area.

We offer programmes and services which aim to support the community, improve quality of life by providing opportunities for personal and social development, leading to increased self esteem and confidence.

Background

Holy Trinity Centre is situated in the Turf Lodge estate in Belfast.  The organisation was established in the early seventies in order to meet the social, educational and health & well-being needs of residents in that community.  Activities have included childcare, senior citizens programme, meals on wheels, arts and crafts, parenting courses, essential skills and computer courses.

Services have developed over the years and Holy Trinity now offers 60 daycare places for working parents, over 400 counselling referrals per year and activities for the “over 50’s” running 48 weeks of the year.

The Centre opens 6 days and 4 evenings a week and 400 people use its facilities and services on a weekly basis.  It employs approximately 20 people and forms part of the Upper Springfield Sure Start and Neighbourhood Renewal strategies, the protect Life, Suicide Intervention Strategy and the Upper Springfield Healthy Living Initiative.

Counselling

Holy Trinity Community Counselling Service offers professional, confidential support to children, young people and adults.  Counsellors employed by and affiliated to Holy Trinity Centre are trained to work with many issues: bereavement, relationship issues, addictions, depression, anxiety, self harm, suicide, trauma etc.  Referrals are made by GP’s, Health Workers, Education Workers, family, friends and the individuals themselves.  All the Counsellors work within the ethical guidelines set down by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Childcare

Holy Trinity’s Daycare offers a quality service that provides a safe, stimulating and friendly environment for pre-school children.  The Daycare facility is Social Services approved and staff hold qualifications in NVQ’s, First Aid, Child Protection, and Speech and Language.

Centre Activities

Holy Trinity’s Senior Citizens Programme is designed to reduce isolation amongst our more mature cistizens and provide them with the opportunity to get out of the house, catch up with other members of the group and stay active.  The Senior Citizens meet twice a week in the Centre for lunch.  Activities such as armchair aerobics, arts & crafts and bingo are also enjoyed.  External organisations also use the Centre to offer advice and support to senior citizens, for example: community safety, welfare rights and healthy advice.  Other activities include shopping trips, theatre trips and holidays. 

Other groups to use the Centre facilities are: Spread, Action on Disability, chiropractor, prayer group.

 

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