*Closes 30th April*

About Us

Willowbank are a charitable organisation based in Dungannon and have been providing support for Disabled people since its inception in 1962.  Arising from the work of local parents as a result of the need to provide opportunities for young disabled adults post 16yrs.

Today the organisation offers: – 

Day Care provision based at “The Junction” for adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments as part of a Southern Health & Social Services contract.  Referrals for this service are made through a social worker or can be accessed privately and tend to be focused on the needs of adults with significant care needs.  Where the need has been identified transport to Day Care is assessed and if the assessment identifies a transport requirement this can be provided.

Day Opportunities are also available with Willowbank, also as part of a Southern Health & Social Care Trust service and this is generally available to individuals who do not have a personal care requirement but may have identified support needs.  Day Opportunities provide a range of opportunities including horticulture, exercise and physical activity opportunities, upcycling and retail opportunities via the Charity shop, IT and social opportunities.  Referrals to Day Opportunities can be directly from a family or through the social work team.

Social Enterprise – Get Up & Grow is a social enterprise based at our Carland Road site that supports people with disabilities to maximise their potential by supporting them to undertake new learning. Get Up & Grow includes a Garden Centre & Charity shop which is open to the public, provides training in both horticulture and retail, operates a Garden maintenance service.  Get Up & Grow also offers accredited training to Local colleges and children with special needs.

Willowbanks’s Board of Directors

We seek to further develop the services of the organisation and strive to ensure that the needs of disabled people are at the heart of everything we do.  

Do you feel you could offer your time and expertise on the Board of Directors to assist us in ensuring that Willowbank continues to respond to the needs of Disabled people in our community?

We would like to expand our Board membership and would particularly welcome expressions of interest from anyone who could support our work.

Additional skills we feel would benefit the growth of the organisation would be:

  • Business & Project Management
  • Funding or Fundraising experience
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & HR
  • Social Enterprise & Disability
  • Horticultural experience
  • Health & Social Care knowledge

Our positions are not paid/renumerated, but we will fund out of pocket expenses where they have been agreed in advance.

If you feel you might have 2 hrs per month to offer as a Board member to help us develop & grow the organisation or if a short-term commitment would suit you better, we would really like to have a chat to discuss this further.

How to get in touch

Expressions of Interest should be received by email, letter or phone call to Kathleen or Lisa below and tell us:

  1. What skills you feel you could bring to the board? and
  2. Any other experience you feel assist us as a Board member.
Kathleen Lappin

The Junction

12 Beechvalley


BT70 1BS

Tel:  028 87448438


Lisa Halliday

Get Up & Grow

Carland Rd


BT71 4AA

Tel:  028 87713053

Email: lisa@willowbankcommunity.org

Website: www.willowbankcommunity.org

Closing Date:-  30th April 2021