Prosper Fingal Opens New Facility in the Heart of Skerries

Prosper Fingal Opens New Facility in the Heart of Skerries Prosper Fingal celebrates a new day centre facility on Strand Street, Skerries and a new residential community house in Ballustree Lodge, Rush   On Wednesday 30th March, Prosper Fingal celebrated the official opening of its new day centre for adults with an intellectual disability at 1, The Obelisk, Strand Street in Skerries. This development would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the HSE who provided funding for the development and for service provision from this centre.  Prosper is also fortunate to have incredible neighbours who have backed this project from day one. This development is also a celebration for the town. Prosper Fingal’s history is deeply rooted in Skerries, with its head office and first day service located in the old De La Salle Christian Brothers School. The opening of this purpose-built, universally designed facility at 1, The Obelisk, represents a positive step forward in meeting the increasing demand for day services and supports for adults with an intellectual disability.  Today, Prosper provides services in line with HSE New Directions policy, which represents best practice. Commenting on the opening of the new centre Paula Carey, Chairperson of Prosper’s Board of Directors said: “Congratulations to everyone who had a role in creating this beautiful Centre, the Obelisk.  We all hope it will be a place of fun, a hive of activity and a central hub in the town of Skerries and beyond, where people feel both at their ease and supported in their everyday lives”. Pat Reen, CEO of Prosper Fingal stated that “I’m so proud of what...

Independence for John the goal of his parents

Independence for John the goal of his parents In the latest of our series marking the 40th anniversary of Prosper Fingal and the fantastic work it does for people with intellectual disabilities, we turn our focus on the parents and are introduced to a day in the life of Mike and Yvonne Corcoran whose son, John attends Prosper Fingal’s day service at Le Chéile, Donnycarney.. Back to 'Days in the Life'...

Eoin and Paula

Eoin and Paula In this article from the ‘Days in the Life’ series, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Prosper Fingal, we shine the spotlight on some of those enjoying Prosper Fingal’s mission.  Eoin Hall from Portmarnock volunteers with the local Meals on Wheels and at the Parish Centre in Malahide.  Paula Weir is manager of Prosper Fingal’s Rush and Piercetown services. Read their stories below. Back to 'Days in the Life'...

‘A Day in the Life’ Series Part 2

‘Days in the Life’ Series (Part 2) In the second part of the ‘Days in the Life’ Series celebrating the 40 year anniversary of Prosper Fingal, Catherine Reilly talks to Kitty O’Connor, a Prosper Group Board Member and mother of Aisling who accesses Prosper Fingal’s Portmarnock day service. Catherine also talks to Niamh Wilson from Beaumont about her role at the River Cafe in Raheny. Click on the fullscreen button below to read their respective stories. Back to 'Days in the Life'...

Top basketball star Amy has a packed weekly programme

Top basketball star Amy has a packed weekly programme In the third part of the ‘Days in the Life’ Series, Amy Duffy from Loughshinny is interviewed about her sporting career which includes winning a Gold Medal in Los Angeles in 2015.  Click on the fullscreen button below to read the entire interview . Back to 'Days in the Life'...

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