Drop-in service for residents

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LOUGHSHORE residents will recognise the Emerson’s Stone Centre on the Annaloist Road in Kinnego as a local landmark.

Next week the building will open its doors to a new community drop-in facility for residents throughout the area. A host of services will be on site to provide one-to-one, free and confidential advice on a range of issues. If you live in the Loughshore area, and are in need of information and help with accessing benefits health services, advice on money matters, support with farming related issues, or saving on household heating bills, this service is here for you.

The drop-in facility is part of the Loughshore Access Project, a new community initiative organised by South Lough Neagh Regeneration Association. Funding has been awarded by Southern Organisation for Action in Rural Areas (SOAR).

All residents are invited to the Drop-In Open Day on Thursday, September 27 from 2 to 5pm. Citizens Advice Bureau, Care in Crisis, Warmer Homes, Rural Support, Promoting Well-Being and other organisations will be in attendance.

Other initiatives in the pipeline inluding health checks, arts for older people, support to carers, and more. Transport will be available to the event from The Birches, Derrytrasna, Maghery and Aghagallon. The centre is also accessible for wheelchair users. To book a seat, contact Louise or Margarita on 028 3831 7898.