OASIS EARLY YEARS IN EAST BELFAST – LOCATIONS

Oasis Early Years in East Belfast - Locations

Babies and Wobblers: 0-2 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Contact: Louise Watson

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226)

Email: louise.watson@oasis-ni.org

Jellytots: 2-3 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, St Clement’s Church Hall, 76-90 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Contact: Louise Watson

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226)

Email: louise.watson@oasis-ni.org

Jellybeans: 3-4 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FP

Contact: Kerrie Briggs/Sharon McClure

Telephone: 028 9073 5692

Email: sharon.mcclure@oasis-ni.org

After Schools Club: 4-11 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, (Mobile Classroom – Avoniel Primary School), 22 Avoniel Drive, Belfast BT5 4SJ

Contact: Kerrie Briggs/Sharon McClure

Telephone: 028 9073 5692

Email: sharon.mcclure@oasis-ni.org

[See also: Oasis Early Years, East Belfast.]


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OASIS EARLY YEARS, EAST BELFAST

Oasis Early Years, East Belfast

Oasis Early Years, East Belfast, offers high quality, affordable childcare for the benefit of families in the local area; with our fully registered and inclusive Daycare and After Schools Club.

Oasis Early Years exists to provide children with a secure place to play to be able to express themselves in a safe and friendly environment. It is a place where children are valued, listened to, and can develop a sense of belonging.

– High quality, affordable childcare for 0-11 year olds.

– Strong focus on diversity and multiculturalism.

– Additional needs friendly.

– Fully equipped Sensory Rooms.

– Nursery and School collection service from Elmgrove, Euston St., Avoniel, Nettlefield, and Loughview Primary Schools.

– Qualified and experienced staff team.

– Bright, airy rooms for children to enjoy.

– Safe and secure areas for fresh air and outdoor play.

– Advice available on tax credits and childcare vouchers, to assist in meeting childcare costs.

For further information or an application form, please contact Louise Watson at:

Oasis Early Years, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226) Email: louise.watson:oasis-ni.org

[See also: Oasis Early Years in East Belfast – Locations.]


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OASIS ‘GOOD MORNING’

Happy lady on phone

THE OASIS ‘GOOD MORNING’ TELEPHONE SERVICE is a telephone befriending service designed to support older and vulnerable people living in South and East Belfast through a daily telephone call service based in Oasis; plus there is a general advice service based at East Belfast Independent Advice Centre.


For further information on our Oasis ‘Good Morning’ Telephone Service, please contact Ruth Wallace, Oasis Caring in Action on 028 9087 2277 (ext 205).


 

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IMAGO

IMAGO

THE IMAGO PROFESSIONAL BEFRIENDING PROJECT is designed to help people who are going through a time of personal crisis, by helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem.

Imago offers help to people have mild to moderate mental ill health; providing professional befriending support to people seeking to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or loneliness. Please note:  Imago is not a Counselling service.

After an initial referral from the GP, or other health professional, each potential client is assessed by an Imago Project Manager. If they are suitable and want to use the service, the client is matched with an Imago Befriender who will meet with them once a week for up to 3-6 months. We also take self referrals through local community groups.

Meeting with a Befriender could include going for walks, going out for coffee, taking part in local activities, having a friendly chat, or help with anxieties such as getting out and about on public transport. Activities are tailored to meet individual needs. We are delighted that a number of our clients have returned to work, or enrolled in education classes to pursue qualifications or new careers. Imago also offers Drop-In Sessions, a Personal Development Group, and a Men’s Breakfast Group for both current and past clients.

Comments on our Service:-

A recent evaluation from one client ended with the statement: “I feel I have taken my first step on the road to recovery.”

“They (Imago) have been a major help to me. I would not have been able to do what I do only for the help and support from Imago. I can’t praise them enough!”

“I am a lot more confident, and able to function in social situations.”

“I’m able to challenge negative thoughts, and see alternative reasons for things.”

For further information, please contact:  heather.dougherty@oasis-ni.org  or phone 028 90872277 ext 204.

For emergency mental health support ring Woodstock Lodge 028 90737547 and/or phone Lifeline 0808 808 8000.

For extra help we recommend:  www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads2.htm


 

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OASIS CAUSEWAY, COLERAINE, goes from strength to strength

OASIS CAUSEWAY, COLERAINE, goes from strength to strength

At Oasis Causeway we help a wide variety of people in the local area.  Based in Abbey Street, Coleraine, our friendly, helpful and confidential staff can assist with a range of issues; providing services for people who have experienced some kind of trauma, and need help to work through their situation.  If you have been made redundant; have a chronic illness; want help with mental health and wellbeing; have issues with addictions; had or are going through a relationship breakdown; have any other family and parenting concerns; feel lonely or isolated; fell angry; are homeless or facing homelessness; have other housing issues; financial issues; or even want advice on healthy living.

This is facilitated through one to one support via befriending, mentoring and counselling services.  We also offer courses on Rebuilding Life After Circumstantial Change due to trauma or crisis, Health, Building Confidence and Self-Esteem, and Life Skills Development (including Making Better Choices).  We have no upper age limit, and all are welcome.

In addition, we operate a Drop-in Service on two mornings per week: Tuesdays and Fridays, from 11.00am to 1.00pm.  On every second Tuesday in the month, a Community Pharmacist comes in to hold group sessions offering advice on a range of issues, including: Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress, and Medicine Management.  (There is the opportunity for a private consultation with the Community Pharmacist during the session.)  Plus, we have recently launched ‘Thursday Connect’, held evey Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm where you can drop in for tea and a chat.

From November to March we will be holding a selection of one-off information sessions on Health, Diet, Mood Management, and Prejudice.  We will even be hosting a number of Laughter Workshops; for as you know ‘laughter is the best medicine’!

Our Emergency Food Storehouse provides emergency non-perishable food for those in need.

Oasis Causeway works with other agencies in the Causeway Coast area, to connect service users to existing local or specialist services.  Some services users have problems with confidence, relationships, housing, unemployment, health, dealing with alcohol/drug misuse, parenting, and so forth; and now have an even greater range of facilities available to them.  Service Delivery for Oasis Causeway will be funded for the first year by the Department for Social Development; and we are staffed by 99% volunteers.

Oasis Causeway works to significantly enhance services in the Causeway community; and continues with the ethos of Oasis Caring in Action to ‘transform lives and transform communities’.

For further information, please contact us at:

Oasis Causeway, 35 Abbey Street, Coleraine BT52 1EX

Tel: 028 7034 3245

Email: coleraineinfo@oasis–ni.org

[We are a registered charity, funded by the DSD and voluntary contributions.]


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Oasis Launches New Community Facility for Causeway, Coleraine

Oasis Caring in Action is delighted to announce the Offical Launch of Oasis Causeway, Coleraine, on Thursday 10th April 2014 at 5.30pm.  Officiating at the event is Councillor David Harding, Major of the Borough of Coleraine, and Cliff Kennedy, Executive Director of Oasis Caring in Action.

Oasis Causeway is the new name for what was Patchwork Ireland, based in New Row, Coleraine.  Oasis Causeway will continue to expand upon Patchwork’s facilities in providing services for people who have experienced some kind of trauma, and need support to work through their situation.  This is facilitated through one to one befriending and mentoring, counselling, courses on rebuilding life after circumstantial change due to trauma or crisis, life skills development, etc.  Oasis Causeway also operates a drop-in service on two mornings per week (Tuesdays and Fridays), and the provision of emergency non-perishable food.

The service works with other agencies in the Causeway Coast area, to connect service users to existing local or specialist servies.  Some service users have problems with confidence, relationships, housing , unemployment, health, dealing with alcohol/drug misuse, parenting, and so forth; and will now have an even greater range of facilities available to them.

Service Delivery for Oasis Causeway is currently being funded by the Department for Social Development; and furthermore, both the DSD’s Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership, and Councillor Stephanie Quigley of Coleraine Borough Council, have nominated Oasis Causeway for the The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (the MBE for volunteer groups).

Cliff Kennedy, Executive Director of Oasis Caring in Action, said ” I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the previous work of staff and volunteers at Patchwork, and celebrate the coming together of two excellent community projects that will significantly enhance the services in the Causeway community.  Together we can continue with the ethos of Oasis to ‘tranform lives and transform communities’.”

David Gibson, Chairperson of Oasis Causeway Steering Group, said “The work of Patchwork have expanded significantly, and in order to maintain good governance and accountability, we are pleased that Patchwork has joined up with Oasis Caring in Action (Belfast) who have the systems in place to adequately support the Causeway Group.”


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Introducing Oasis Early Years Centre, West Belfast

Introducing Oasis Early Years Centre, West Belfast

In 2013, Oasis was introduced to an exciting opportunity to expand in West Belfast, by taking over the management of Sparkles Daycare on the Stewartstown Road.

This Daycare is currently registered for forty eight children aged 0-4, with a staff group of twelve.  Opening in March 2014, we will be developing our relationship with the staff team in place, and including the staff and families of Sparkles into the heart of Oasis.


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