The Centre is governed by a Board of Directors who are all volunteers. A number of other volunteers help in the shop, make calls to clients, and assist with the annual holiday.
We have a bath which is specially adapted for the disabled and is electrically controlled. This, along with the hoist enables wheelchair bound clients to enjoy a bath.
Some clients bring in their own laundry but we also have a Vanette which picks up & drops off laundry to clients at home. This service is available to all.
We have a small library where clients can sit and chat, read or snooze after lunch.
Lunches, Dining and Meals on Wheels
We have seating for 50 clients. In the centre, clients enjoy a 4 course home cooked lunch. Meals on Wheels are delivered to clients at home by 5 of our vehicles and approximately 40 meals are delivered daily (Monday – Friday) to the following areas – Crosslow, Ardattin, Coolroe, Ballintemple, Clonegal, Kildavin, Kilbride, Ballon, Fighting Cocks, Rathoe, Shillelagh Road, Rath West, Killinure, Tankardstown, Ballyconnell, Coolkenno, Crab Lane, Tobinstown, Rathvilly, Rathmore, Ballyhacket, Paulville, Ballykilduff, Straboe, Killerig, Grange, Grangeford, Castlemore, and Tullow town. All dietary needs are catered for if at all possible.
Our good-as-new-shop is a source of income for the Centre. It is a service for both our clients and all in the Community and is open Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.00pm. All are welcome to come in and browse. We are also very happy to receive clothing donations from the community.
We have 6 vehicles – 2 mini buses, 3 wheelchair vanettes & 1 commercial vehicle. The average daily mileage of each of our mini-buses is 100 kilometres – transporting the elderly to and from the centre and meals on wheels deliveries. The areas we collect from are Crosslow, Ardattin, Coolroe, Ballintemple, Clonegal, Kildavin, Kilbride, Ballon, Fighting Cocks, Rathoe, Shillelagh Road, Ballyconnell, Coolkenno, Tobinstown, Rathvilly, Straboe, Killerig, Grange, Grangeford, Castlemore and Tullow town. Three of our vehicles are adapted with a special hydraulic lift for wheelchairs. The elderly benefit greatly from this service as loneliness is a major problem especially for the retired and those living alone. Transport is essential, particularly when relatives work or live elsewhere. Clients are not charged for this service. If you live outside our catchment area, please contact our office on 059-9151833.