Bolster Community (formerly SPACE) began life in a small terraced house in Warrenpoint in 2003 after a consultation with local people identified the need for family support throughout rural South Down. Originally known as South Down Family Health Initiative, and funded heavily by the Big Lottery, the organisation grew with an increased demand for our services to be delivered over a much wider area until the decision was taken to move our administrative centre to Newry and re-brand to encompass the wide range of work that we cover.
Whilst we are no longer based in Warrenpoint our passion to support the people in the South Down region remains the same. We remain true to the values of South Down Family Health Initiative, working in a manner that is responsive and respectful of the perceptions and needs of local people, making connections for people by informing, sharing, advocating, supporting, partnering, enabling and empowering.
We value our staff, volunteers and Committee and are committed to the on-going development of a professional and quality service with a person-centred approach. Working closely with other charity/voluntary organisations and statutory services, including GPs, Health Visitors, Social Services, Local Council and schools we aim to represent and influence change on behalf of our communities, whilst supporting families and individuals to improve their health and well-being. SPACE will continue to develop staff, systems and resources to ensure continuous improvement and development of our services to meet the needs of our community.
Sometimes we all need a little help just to get by. At SPACE we help families and individuals to get by when everyday life throws challenges at them. We do this through home visits, signposting and community programmes.
|Telephone||028 3083 5764|
24 Monaghan Street
The ARC Healthy Living Centre aims to improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health activities and services. ARC provides shared space, basing a range of health and well being services within the Centre. The ARC actively promotes community participation and volunteering – services are run for local people, by local people.
A voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.