Praxis Care marked its 10th anniversary of providing dementia care services within St Paul’s Court Scheme in Lisburn on Tuesday 16th September.
St Paul’s Court is owned by OakleeTrinity, Northern Ireland’s largest housing association. OakleeTrinity provides specialist and innovative housing, care and support. The association collaborates with 40 partners from the charitable and voluntary sector and health and social care trusts to maximise its range of services. OakleeTrinity gained its charity number from the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland in June 2014 following the merger of Oaklee Homes Group and Trinity Housing Ltd.
St Paul’s Court is a purpose built accommodation unit with fifteen bungalows and eight flats for older people including people with dementia. Support focuses on maintaining the individual’s independent living skills, and uses various assistive technologies to compensate for any sensory and cognitive impairment.
The Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Andrew Ewing and local MLA’s and councillors, were joined by tenants, staff and friends at a luncheon event at the scheme to mark the event.
The event was also attended by the Director of Care of Praxis Care, Andy Mayhew who spoke at the event. Gifts were presented to a tenant and member of staff who joined the project when it first opened in 2004.
Praxis Care, registered as a charity in 1983, is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, and acquired brain injury in Ireland, UK and the Isle of Man.
Andy Mayhew, Director of Care of Praxis Care, says:
‘Praxis Care provides a vital support service to the service users in the St Paul’s Project. We continue to work in partnership with Oaklee Trinity Housing Association, the Southern Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and a variety of local agencies to meet the needs of individuals with dementia to live independently in the community.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff team for their work and commitment to the scheme over the years. We look forward to continuing our work in the future.’
Timothy Quin, Chairman of OakleeTrinity, says:
“OakleeTrinity are very proud of the success of St. Paul’s Court. We value the individuality of every tenant and the contribution of older tenants to OakleeTrinity and the wider community. We have developed homes and services that support independent living that enable older people to remain active and engaged in their neighbourhoods.”
Dina Chapman, Tenant at St Paul’s Court, Lisburn says:
‘I have been living at St Paul’s Court from March 2004. I enjoy living here; the staff are very helpful and good to me. I feel very safe and comfortable in my home. Living in St Paul’s court has been a very good experience for me”.
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Notes to Editor
To organise an interview with service users or to request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director Fundraising & PR 028 90 234 555 / 07918 720554.
Praxis Care is a charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs.
Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations. Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.
Oaklee Homes Group and Trinity Housing have merged, creating the largest housing association in Northern Ireland with over 8,000 properties in management. OakleeTrinity provides and manages quality social housing, care and support services to meet a wide range of needs. These include sheltered housing for older people, general family housing, mature singles, and also people with special needs. Our aim is to provide a quality and caring service to all our tenants and stakeholders at an affordable rent.The merger has been approved and welcomed by the Department for Social Development and this development fits well with the objectives of the Northern Ireland Housing Strategy.
OakleeTrinity will combine its financial resources and staff expertise to deliver many more new homes to meet housing need as well as deliver and develop a range of leading and high quality tenant services.Share with ....