September 16, 2008

Day Centre Wins Best-Kept Title


A STRABANE day centre for people with disabilities was celebrating today after winning the overall title in an environmental awards scheme.

Glenside Adult Training Centre, which is operated by the Western Health and Social Care Trust, was unveiled as the winner of the overall title in the 2008 SuperValu Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility Awards.

Glenside was chosen as the 'best of the best' from a shortlist of 12 facilities which were unveiled as the winners of three categories from each of the four Health Board regions.

The awards, organised annually by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC) and sponsored by independent retail group SuperValu, were announced at St Luke's Hospital, Armagh, today.

NIAC judges commended Glenside for the "obvious commitment of staff and the interest from clients".

Oonah Cassidy, manager at Glenside, said: "Winning the top award is a fantastic boost for everyone who works here and uses our services.

"Glenside services users are very enthusiastic about our involvement in the awards and get a lot out of taking part in the scheme."

Other category winners announced today included Norfolk Court Supported Living in Antrim, Wilson House Resource Centre in Broughshane, Kilrea Health Centre, Cloughreagh House in Bessbrook, Appleby Social Education Centre in Armagh, Lee Opticians in Warrenpoint, Annadale Private Nursing Home in Belfast, Knockbracken Small Day Centre, the Hill Medical Group in Dunmurry, Silverdale Nursing Home in Castlederg and Strule Lodge in Londonderry.

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