Partners

The Derry Well Women

In October 2006 the Derry Well Women delivered the Well Programme in partnership with the Strabane & Lifford Women’s Centre for women who had received a cancer diagnosis. A number of women participated on the programme and found it very beneficial and of great support at this difficult time in their lives.

North West Institute of Further & Higher Education

In conjunction with the NWIFHE the Strabane & Lifford Women’s Centre have delivered a number of courses both in the centre and at the Derry Road, Campus Strabane. These courses for the most part were accredited and enable a progression route for the women that had completed basic introductory courses at the centre. The support that has been given to SLWC from Ms Alice Higgins has been priceless and has ensured that the women have access to programmes delivered at a pace that is acceptable to them in a non threatening environment. NWIFHE also refer women to us whenever they have an overspill so this partnership is mutually beneficial.

Strabane & District Women Together

During 2006 the Strabane & District Women Together have worked in partnership with the Women’s Centre to deliver courses and to recruit participants. Indeed at short notice the chairperson Ms Belle Hogg comes to our aid regularly when tutors call in sick or when we host visiting group. It is planned that during 2007 this group in conjunction with the Go for Life project and the Raphoe Irish Country Women’s Association will participate on a cross border cross community quilting project.

Strabane District Council (Community Relations)

A personal development programme was delivered at the SLWC during 2006 and was designed and delivered by the Koram Centre and facilitated by Geri O Kane. From this programme a number of women progressed onto courses at the centre.

Strabane/Lifford Development Commission

The SLWC assisted the Strabane/Lifford Development Commission with the recruitment of participants for their World of Women programme which was delivered at the Strabane & Lifford Women’s Centre. Participants thoroughly enjoyed this course which broadened their knowledge of the “other community”.

The Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides a service to women in the district and is ideally placed to identify potential participants for courses at the centre and refer women to us regularly.

Pathways

Providing an integral service to the community Pathways is also well placed to refer women to the centre which they do on a regular basis.

Neighbourhood North West Project

In partnership with the Second Chance Education, Letterkenny and the Fermanagh Women’s Network the Strabane & Lifford Women’s Network delivered the Neighbourhood North West project with Second Chance Education being the lead partner. During the project 60 women who had little or no experience of the education system were trained as local neighbourhood workers.

Customised Training Services

A number of placements were facilitated from the above organisations as well as a number of referrals availing of courses at the centre.

Joblink

Working with the unemployed a number of women were referred to programmes here at the centre.