While the building has had many uses over 100 years, in 2002, Ozanam House became a resource centre offering a number of services to meet the needs of the local community.
Facilities within the house include childcare, cookery room, sports hall, arts and crafts room, rooms for meetings, computer classes, music, wellness area including sensory and therapy rooms.
Since 2002 we continue to work with local SVP conferences and our community partners to develop programmes and projects aimed at addressing the many needs of the local community.
Ozanam House is a safe place where people learn and grow, that serves our needs and enriches our lives in a supportive, fun and caring environment.
We provide the local community with a vital stepping-stone to learning and development, safety and encouragement. We offer this service and support to our members who range in age from 2 to 93 years, through our weekly programmes.
Our Early Learning Centre opens from Monday to Friday catering for children from the age of 2-10 years old in our pre-school and after-school classes. This service offers parents the opportunity to return to work or to education. We provide good quality, affordable childcare to the local community, to encourage all children to feel happy, independent, secure, healthy and to feel that they belong.
Youth programmes cater for children and young people aged between 6 years and 18 years old. Ozanam House provides a safe space, where children and young people can grow and develop. Here they receive support and guidance and gain reassurance to enhance their wellbeing, self esteem and confidence.
Adult education programmes offer the members an opportunity to develop the confidence to learn new skills, the understanding that they have the ability and capacity to learn. Our programmes give people confidence and belief that there are lifelong opportunities for them to continue to grow and learn within their own community.
Community programmes offer practical, emotional and social support to vulnerable, marginalised men and women. They help improve their living skills, coping skills; mental health; physical skills. Programmes diminish the impact of physical and mental illness on their lives. However the most important element of our community programmes are the social aspect. This ensures members interact with each other in a secure and friendly environment.