Clients at Action Mental Health in Co Fermanagh are better connected during the continued phase of social distancing thanks to the generosity of a local charitable trust.
AMH New Horizons Fermanagh has been selected to receive a grant of £2500 to purchase 20 tablets for clients to enable them to connect with the charity’s support workers and pursue their vocational and recreational activities online. The grant was conferred through the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.
Like much of the population, clients have been undertaking their courses and activities online since the lockdown began in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A spokesperson for the Trust stated: “I am pleased to inform you that the trustees have decided to make a grant to you for £2,500 towards the purchase of 20 tablets, providing vocational and employment training for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.”
Service Manager at AMH New Horizons Fermanagh, Caroline Ferguson was delighted to receive the grant.
“At no other time have our services been so needed within the community, to ensure that our clients feel that they are connected with their key workers and with each other. The restrictions of social distancing means staff and clients are not currently meeting at our branch in Drumcoo, Enniskillen, where clients would normally attend, so this means a great deal to all of us are we are very grateful.”
AMH New Horizons activities are operated through the “Working it Out” project, which is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and the five NI Health & Social Care Trusts.
The AMH New Horizons activities the client participates in are operated through the “Working it Out” project, which is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and the five NI Health & Social Care Trusts.