New Resource and Outreach Centre in Bandon

New Resource and Outreach Centre in Bandon

Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Members, staff and volunteers of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) officially transferred services and operations to a modern, accessible and more appropriate facility located in Clonakility.

Services previously provided from the Resource and Outreach Centre in Bandon will now operate from a new facility located in Clogheen Business Park, Clonakility, allowing more people with physical disabilities and mobility issues to avail of the range of services provided by the Association in West Cork.

Community Spirit

Deeply embedded in local communities and with a presence in every county in Ireland, the Irish Wheelchair Association has a strong reputation as one of the leading service providers and representative organisations in the sector. The new facility in Clonakilty will enhance the standards and quality of services provided to people with physical and sensory disabilities living in West Cork. Speaking about the new facility Margaret O’Connor, Resource and Outreach Centre Coordinator explained:

IWA operates a network of Resource and Outreach Centres throughout Ireland. The aim of these centres is to provide opportunities and support services to people with physical disabilities so that they can lead active and independent lives in their own communities.

New Location

We are delighted to have moved to the new facility in Clonakilty which has been completely fitted to the specification and requirements of people with disabilities. The new location provides ample room for operating a variety of projects, programmes and individual support services in a bright welcoming environment. I would like to welcome any individuals who are interested in the services provided by Irish Wheelchair Association to contact us directly on 087 742 9274 or email

The new service will offer person centred options and supports for people with limited mobility to socialise, learn, work, holiday and be active in their homes and neighbourhoods.  This may involve access to information, acquiring new skills or opportunities to engage in the Clonakilty community. People can access the service on a once off, occasional or regular basis.

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