incredABLE is celebrating friendship.
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We said goodbye to Elyssa Kline, our BVS international volunteer, last week! Elyssa spent the last year volunteering with us and sadly, her time came to an end and she has returned home to the USA. 😢
A pizza party was held for her by the staff and volunteers at the Drumbee Old School House which was bedecked in the Star Spangled Banner in her honour! Our very talented volunteer Aoife made her a beautiful cake – topped with none other than Making Moves’ chocolate lollies!
We are very grateful to Elyssa for the time she dedicated to helping incredABLE over the last 12 months and wish her every success in the future! And of course, we will keep in touch …. You never know when Elyssa might return to the Emerald Isle!
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A special shout out to all the good people at Wilson's Country Potatoes, a great supporter of our Portadown social enterprise One Eighty Restaurant! Not great weather for gathering potatoes at the minute! We hope conditions improve for your farmers! Where would we be without our spuds!!! #buylocal #shoplocal #supportingsmallbusinesses ...
23 hours ago
Have you met Hannah yet? She’s a new member of the ‘We Are incredABLE’ team! Hannah helps out at the incredABLE Community Lunch every Tuesday ….and she would like you to know that today’s soup is 🥣homemade cream of tomato!
The trainees are also trialling a new dessert …. chocolate and mint roulade 😋and they would love your feedback. There will be ☕️tea, coffee and biccies to finish off as usual. Three courses for a £3.50 donation!
See you at The Jethro Centre’s Youth Suite at 1pm! Group bookings are most welcome – call 028 38325673 to make a reservation!
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incredABLE is feeling excited.
2 days ago
Is it possible to be in two places at once? Yes, of course it is! We are incredABLE after all! This Friday night, we will have not one but two Christmas stalls in Lurgan!
We will have a stall at the Lurgan Golf Club Christmas Fayre AND another one at the Twilight Market in the town centre.
Whatever event you are attending, please look out for our stalls where our trainees will be selling all sorts of yummy traybakes, Christmas stocking fillers and more!
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We would like to extend our congratulations to the Richhill Building Preservation Trust - particularly our board member Dr Alan Turtle – who won a prestigious award at the Heritage Angel Awards last week. The event, organised by Ulster Architectural Heritage, celebrated our beautiful built heritage in Northern Ireland.
incredABLE Project Director Nigel Hampton attended the awards at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh and was delighted to watch the Richhill Building Preservation Trust win the category ‘Best Major Regeneration of a Historic Building or Place (Over £2M)’ for the regeneration of Richhill village. The Trust have facilitated the restoration of eleven buildings, including one ‘at risk’ and five listed buildings. We love having our Head Office is such a picturesque place!
Watch Dr Alan Turtle, along with other Trust members, discuss the regeneration project here: youtu.be/IWlRPtbFsaI
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Have you heard of the Portadown Panthers???? They are a non-contact tag rugby club for boys and girls aged 6+ who have a learning disability! See the attached poster for more information… and share this post to spread the word!
Link to Portadown Panthers Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Portadown-Panthers-688848414473717/
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6 days ago
Good luck to the Portadown Wellness Centre on the official opening of this new facility!!! We wish you every success for the future - and thank you for choosing our social enterprise One Eighty to cater for your opening event! Society profits when you Buy Social!!! ...
Trustees’ Week takes place every year to showcase the great work that trustees do and to highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity - they play a vital role, volunteering their time and working as part of a committee to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
Mairéad Mc Alinden joined our Board earlier this year and is currently Chairperson of our Board of Trustees. Mairead has extensive experience in health and social care, working in this field since 1992, and will bring a wealth of knowledge from her impressive career to her new role as Board Member of incredABLE.
Speaking at the time, Mairead said: “I am delighted to join the Board of IncredABLE as Trustee, and feel very privileged to be part of an organisation that provides much needed services to people with a learning/intellectual disability and/or autism.
"I have seen the impact these services have, and the opportunities they provide for people to reach their potential, and I will do my best to support our service users, our staff and the continuing growth and development of incredABLE."
In England, she held the position of Chief Executive of Torbay & South Devon Foundation NHS Trust from 2015 to 2018. During this time, she led the integration of hospital and community services to establish the first integrated health and care system in the country.
Prior to that, Mairead was Chief Executive of Southern Health and Social Care Trust for six years, responsible for a budget of £550million and 13,000 staff serving a population of around 400,000.
During her career, Mairead has held a range of senior posts including Regional Director of Integrated Care and Treatment Services (2006) in the Department of Health and Social Services, and Director of Planning and Performance (2002 to 2006) for the Southern Health and Social Care Board.
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