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Kilcooley Women’s Centre
Kilcooley Women's Centre, is currently based in Balloo, Bangor and has provided services for women in North Down since 1995. The Women's Centre is a key player within the wider Kilcooley area and works collaboratively with other agencies towards improved outcomes for all residents of the estate, with a particular focus on early intervention programmes and projects […]

Kilcooley Women's Centre, is currently based in Balloo, Bangor and has provided services for women in North Down since 1995. The Women's Centre is a key player within the wider Kilcooley area and works collaboratively with other agencies towards improved outcomes for all residents of the estate, with a particular focus on early intervention programmes and projects to address educational underachievement and poor health and wellbeing outcomes.  As the only women's centre serving Ards/North Down and unique in Co Down, where possible we offer outreach training to smaller towns and villages in the Borough.  On 2nd June 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth announced in the London Gazette that she had awarded the  centre the 'Queens Award for Voluntary Service' in recognition of the service to the community from 1995.  

The Centre has been acknowledged as a valuable asset within the community and has developed a diverse range of services to meet the identified needs of women, children and their families living within the Kilcooley and wider Ards & North Down area. Local women are involved in the staffing and management of the centre. Kilcooley Women's Centre is a key provider of training, health awareness, childcare and young women's activities and leads on community-based education in the area.  

The Centre currently operates out of various sites, each one offering a welcoming environment, where local women can engage in a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, programmes for young women aged 16-24, employability skills, health and wellbeing programs, peace and reconciliation activities, arts programs and personal development programs to build skills, confidence and self-esteem.   To work towards self-sustainability in a climate of austerity and reduced grants and funding, KWC is working towards a social economy business model as a trading arm.

Kilcooley Women's Centre, is currently based in Balloo, Bangor and has provided services for women in North Down since 1995. The Women's Centre is a key player within the wider Kilcooley area and works collaboratively with other agencies towards improved outcomes for all residents of the estate, with a particular focus on early intervention programmes and projects to address educational underachievement and poor health and wellbeing outcomes.  As the only women's centre serving Ards/North Down and unique in Co Down, where possible we offer outreach training to smaller towns and villages in the Borough.  On 2nd June 2017, HM Queen Elizabeth announced in the London Gazette that she had awarded the  centre the 'Queens Award for Voluntary Service' in recognition of the service to the community from 1995.  

The Centre has been acknowledged as a valuable asset within the community and has developed a diverse range of services to meet the identified needs of women, children and their families living within the Kilcooley and wider Ards & North Down area. Local women are involved in the staffing and management of the centre. Kilcooley Women's Centre is a key provider of training, health awareness, childcare and young women's activities and leads on community-based education in the area.  

The Centre currently operates out of various sites, each one offering a welcoming environment, where local women can engage in a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, programmes for young women aged 16-24, employability skills, health and wellbeing programs, peace and reconciliation activities, arts programs and personal development programs to build skills, confidence and self-esteem.   To work towards self-sustainability in a climate of austerity and reduced grants and funding, KWC is working towards a social economy business model as a trading arm.

Contact Details:

Email: info@kilcooleywomenscentre.co.uk

Website: https://www.kilcooleywomenscentre.co.uk/

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