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January 2014 – Autistic and Learning Disabled fight for a home

CAPAA and Gateway representives visit with Cllr Cadogan Enright

CAPAA and Gateway representives visit with Cllr Cadogan Enright

GATEWAY CLUB for those with learning disabilities

I was able to assist Downpatrick Presbyterian Church in rescuing the Gateway Club at short notice by offering their hall in Fountain Street. The Gateway Club provides a social outlet for adults learning disabilities between 23 and 50 years of age. The South Eastern Trust had closed their facilities without notice.

CAPAA (Children And Parents and Autism)

Similarly  CAPAA  are now being removed from ward 24 at the Downshire. The Trust has not offered any alternative venue for their extensive educational and training work with children and adults, which offers a few crucial respite hours for carers.

I took Moira Denvir of CAPAA and Mary McCargo of GATEWAY to meet the financial decision makers at the Trust, and it was clear that the Trust itself was not clear on how a situation like this could have arisen. This has triggered an internal investigation that is continuing.

Meanwhile, do you know of an underused or dilapidated building in Downpatrick and District with an outside area that could be restored as a garden for fruit and vegetables that could be used by CAPAA? Contact Joanne 07885519469 or Moira at 07999525323, 

Gateway Christmas bash a great success

Gateway Christmas bash a great success

oct 9a 2013 Gateway Club left without a home

oct 9a 2013 Cadogan Enright seeks new home for Gateway club 'turfed out' by SE Trust

Cllr Cadogan Enright contacted 4 different groups on the evening that the Gateway Clubs premises was closed without notice – but succeeded in finding a home for the Club with the Downpatrick Presbyterian Church 2 weeks following this

oct 9 2013 Gateway Club is snubbed

oct 9 2013 CadoganEnright seeks new home for Gateway Club

The club for Adults with learning disabilities was left without a home with no notice by the SE Trust – Cllr Enright is bringing this to the attention of top Trust management and is seeking a new home for the Club

Oct 23 2013 Gateway Club win new home in Church Hall

Oct 23 2013 Gateway Club Church Hall by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright was able to help the Gateway Club find a new home in the Presbyterian Hall in Fountain Street Downpatrick

oct 9 2013 Editorial Backs Mary McCargo and Cadogan Enright

oct 9 2013 Editorial Backs Mary McCargo and Cadogan Enright

oct 9 2013 Editorial Backs Mary McCargo and Cadogan Enright