Western Trust Celebrate Omagh Centre

28/10/2010

Western Trust Celebrate Omagh Centre

The Western Trust held a reception today (Thursday 28 October 2010) to showcase the newly renovated Omagh Centre which was badly damaged in 2008 after a malicious fire, and to thank individuals and groups for their support in the immediate aftermath.

 

The Omagh Centre is a 50 place day care facility which caters for the needs of adults with learning disabilities within the Omagh catchment area. The facility was established in 1978.

 

Western Trust Director of Adult Mental Health and Disability Services, Trevor Millar said: “We are delighted today to be able to celebrate the Omagh Centre and the facelift it has received after the devastation of the fire and the resulting disruption it caused clients, carers and staff.”

 

“We are indebted not only to the local community but also to parents and carers who were fully supportive and understanding in difficult circumstances. We also want to pay tribute to our colleagues in our Estates Services, ADP architects and Lowry Bros Construction who have worked tirelessly to renovate the damaged section of the building to enable us to fully re-instate services.”

 

Adult Day Care Facilities Manager, Margaret Dolan added: “We are delighted that clients are now back in the environment they are all familiar with and we are able to fully utilise the centre. The centre now has two newly refurbished activity rooms, and a sensory room.”

 

Through fundraising and generous donations from parents and carers, new sensory equipment has been purchased to enhance the activities provided in the sensory room.

 

Margaret added: “The flexibility of Omagh Centre staff over the past two years also is to be credited as they have provided alternative opportunities, in some instances providing care in clients’ homes when the centre was out of commission. All staff are all delighted to be back in the Omagh Centre and in a newly refreshed environment, where there is better space to provide care and activities for our clients.”