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Community Support Groups

 

Name:
Blossom Sure Start
Contact: 
T/F: 028 3833 7455
Address:
63 Park Road, Portadown, BT62 1DS
Aims:
Blossom Sure Start is a partnership of community, voluntary and statutory organisations responsible for the delivery of a range of home based and community based services to families with preschool children and to expecting mothers in the Sure Start area of Portadown, ie: Drumcrea / Obins St, Park Road, Corcrain / Rectory West, Thomas St and the Annagh areas of Portadown.
Bilingual Support workers offer assistance to Polish, Portuguese and Lithuanian families.
 
 
 

 

Name:
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Contact: 
T: 028 3835 3260 (Portadown)
T: 028 3832 3571 (Lurgan)
www.citizensadvice.co.uk
Address:
Tavanagh Avenue, Portadown BT62 3BU
The Town Hall, 6 Union Street, Lurgan BT66 8DY
Aims:
CAB provides free and independent advice and information. Advisers can write letters, phone companies and service providers on behalf of clients, help with form filling; represent clients in court and at tribunals; refer clients to CAB specialist caseworkers for complex problems or to other agencies when appropriate.
 
Name:
Community Network Craigavon
Contact: 
T: 028 3839 2777
F: 028 3836 2494
Address:
22 Church St, Portadown, BT62 3LQ
Aims:
Community Network Craigavon is an umbrella organisation seeking to provide a collective and effective voice for the community and voluntary sector in Craigavon. It is made up of over 100 community and voluntary groups.
 
Name:
Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Bureau
Contact: 
T: 028 3834 2741
F: 028 3834 8626
Address:
Pinebank Community Arts and Resource Centre, Tullygally Road, Brownlow, Craigavon BT65 5BY
Aims:
Provides information on local opportunities in the voluntary, statutory and community sectors. Matches people skills and interests to
a suitable opportunity.
 
Name:
Craigavon Independent Advice Centre
Contact: 
T: 028 3832 4945
F: 028 3832 4945
Address:
Moylinn House, 21 Legahory Centre, Craigavon BT65 5BE
Aims:
Provides advice and information; trainings; representation on Social Security and other issues eg. housing, debt.
 
Name:
Craigavon Community Safety Partnership
Contact: 
Sarah Wilson (Community Safety Officer)
T: (028) 3831 2484
Address:
Community Safety Department, Craigavon Borough Council
Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon BT64 1AL
Aims:
Craigavon Community Safety Partnership was set up to promote the community safety agenda of Craigavon Borough Council. It helps local people find solutions to local problems which arise from community safety issues.
 
Name:
Craigavon District Policing Partnership
Contact: 
Alison Clenaghan (DPP Manager)
T: 028 3831 2587
F: 028 3831 2488
Address:
The Civic Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon BT64 1AL
Aims:
Craigavon District Policing Partnership (DPP) provides views to the Police District Commander and to the Policing Board on any matter about the policing of the district. It also monitors the performance of the police and gathers the views of the public about preventing crime.
 
Name:
Craigavon and Banbridge Women's Aid
Contact: 
24 Hour Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 917 1414 
T: 028 3834 3256
F: 028 3834 2277
E: info@craigavonandbanbridgewomensaid.org.uk
Address:
Horizon House, 198 Union Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh BT66 8EQ
Meeting Time:
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm
Aims:
Women's Aid offers information, advice, support, safe accommodation, aftercare, outreach, Advocacy and counselling to women and their children affected by domestic abuse. Women’s Aid also seeks through its work to promote healthy and non-abusive relationships.
 
Name:
Drumcree Community Trust
Contact: 
T: 028 3833 4522
F: 028 3839 3589
Address:
3 Ashgrove Road Portadown, Craigavon BT62 1PA
Aims: 
To improve the social and economy quality of live for the people in the Drumcree area of Portadown.
 
Name:
Edward Street Hostel Ltd.
Contact: 
T/F: 028 3839 3574
E: admin@edwardstreethostel.com
Address:
41 Edward Street, Portadown BT62 3NE (Administration)
Aims:
Provides sheltered accommodation, care, support, training for homeless and other socially excluded and marginalised groups. 
 
 
Name:
Newry and Mourne Volunteer Centre
Contact: 
T: 028 3026 2037 
F: 028 3026 1411
www.newrymournevb.org
Address:
Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket, Newry BT35 8BG
Aims:
Newry & Mourne Volunteer Centre provides support and co-ordination to volunteering in the Newry and Mourne area; matches anyone interested in volunteering with the needs of organisations that work with volunteers.
 
Name:
N.I. Housing Executive
Contact: 
T: 03448 920 900 (General Enquiries)
T: 03448 920 901 (Repairs)
T: 03448 920 902 (Housing Benefit Enquiries)
Address:
Belfast:            Housing Centre, 2 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8PB
Portadown:      41 Thomas Street, Portadown BT623AF 
Lurgan:            122 Hill Street, Lurgan, BT66 4BH 
Craigavon:       Marborough House, Central Way, Craigavon, BT64 1AJ
Aims:
Identification of housing needs, house building and helping people who can not afford to pay for accommodation.
 
Name:
Lurgan Independent Advice Centre (Shankill Help Service)
Contact: 
T: 028 3832 5764
Address:
Mount Zion House, Edward Street, Lurgan BT66 6DB
Aims:
Provides free and impartial advice, information and representation.
 
Name:
Samaritans
Contact: 
T: 0845 790 9090 (Helpline)
T: 028 3833 3555
www.samaritans.org
Address:
162 Thomas Street, Portadown BT62 3BD
Aims:
Samaritans provides 24 hours a day confidential, emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

 
Name:
SELB Youth Service
Contact: 
T: 028 3833 8556
Address:
Bann House, Bridge Street, Portadown BT63 5AE
Aims:
Youth services (youth clubs, out-centre activities, funding of youth organisations).
Offers information on a range of youth organisations and on support available for starting up a youth organisation. Support ranges from financial assistance to information, training and advice.
 
Name:
Southern Regional College
 
Contact: 
             T: 028 3839 7773 (Portadown)
             T: 028 3839 7800 (Lurgan)
             T: 028 3839 7700 (Banbridge)
             www.src.ac.uk
 
            Portadown Campus:        36 Lurgan Road, Portadown BT63 5BL
            Lurgan Campus:              Kitchen Hill, Lurgan BT66 6AZ
            Banbridge Campus:         Castlewellan Road, Banbridge BT32 4AY
            Armagh Campus:             Lonsdale Street, Armagh BT61 7HN
Aims:
             SRC is an institute of further and higher level education, with courses          
             funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL). Provides 
             educational training for adults aged 16 and over. The courses offered range
             from hobby classes to part-time degrees.
 
Name:
St Vincent de Paul
Contact: 
T: 028 3839 3898 (Portadown)
T: 028 3832 5725 (Lurgan)
Address:
Lurgan:          Ozanam Centre, 14-16 William Street, Lurgan BT66 6JA
Portadown:    Mayfair Business Park, Garvaghy Road, Portadown
Aims:
Helps needy people within the community regardless of age gender, disability creed, etc to promote training and employment opportunities.