The History Of Fermanagh Voluntary Association Of The Disabled
Survey Of Disability Needs
Undertook a ‘Survey Of Disability Needs’ in County Fermanagh
Celebrated 40 years of working with and for the disabled in Fermanagh
Charity Shop Opens
Organisation set up a charity shop in the building where clothes, bric-a-brac, book and furniture are being sold to the public.
Social Room at FVAD Finished
It is with great pleasure I’m happy to announce that the new Social Room has been completed and is ready for use. We had our first open night on Thursday 25th May which was well attended by our Charity Members.
All this was made possible by the kind donations of friends of FVAD and I can only express how truly grateful we are for the hard work that has been done over the last few weeks to ensure that we are able to deliver a safe environment for all to enjoy.
THANK YOU to all
Over the years, the ethos of the organistaion has remained unchanged.
Working with and for the disabled is paramount to the volunteers, staff and committee alike.
The range of services has evolved over the years to include:
>Social Evenings twice a month
>Recreational and Educational Trips
Training Courses which include:
IT Access – Computer Courses – Art/Craft – Health – Life Skills – First Aid
Personal User Service
Information / Helpline for members/people with a disability.
Community Repaint Scheme where paint is taken in from the public, is recycled and re-distributed to those on benefits and community groups
Seminars and Conferences
Cross Border Work – Partners are ‘The Irish Wheelchair Association’ in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co,Leitrim
Our centre is a meeting place for people of all disabilities seen and unseen where they can find opportunities in which to get involved. The gardens are maintained by disabled adults and most of the courses are run by disabled people.