Cost of living help
Omagh Independent Advice Services and Community Advice Fermanagh have been serving the people of Fermanagh and Omagh for decades. Offering free, independent advice and representation, we would encourage anyone who is facing issues around their benefits, employment status, debt, budgeting/financial inclusion or any other matters to contact either organisation directly.
Services include benefit checks and maximisation, in depth knowledge of Universal Credit, free representation at Benefit Appeal Hearings and Bankruptcy Hearings, employment advice and debt/money advice.
Omagh Independent Advice Services
Community Advice Fermanagh
Funding for the provision of free independent advice is provided through funding from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the Department for Communities.
Foodbanks in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Area
There are currently 6 registered foodbanks operating in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area:
Enniskillen Foodbank – The Lakes Vineyard Church, 6-8 Cross St, Enniskillen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07412 133847 Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 12 noon
Newtownbutler on Tuesday from 10.30am – 12 noon (Cherish Surestart, The Old Courthouse)
Belleek on Wednesday from 1pm – 2pm (Wark Hall, Main Street) and
Irvinestown on Friday from 1pm – 2pm (Arc Healthy Living Centre)
For more information please visit enniskillen.foodbank.org.uk
The ‘Reach’ Foodbank – Life Triumphant Church, 51 Market St, Omagh Email: email@example.com Tel: 07718915435 Open Monday to Friday 12 – 2pm. For more information please visit lifetriumphantchurch.wixsite.com/ltcomagh/reach-services
The Elim ‘Storehouse’ Foodbank – Elim Pentecostal Church, Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 028 6632 9972 or 07595654414. For more information please visit enniskillenelim.com/storehouse-ministries/
The ‘Pantry’ Foodbank – Main Street, Lisnaskea Email: email@example.com Tel: 028 6772 2677 For more information please visit www.facebook.com/people/The-Pantry-Lisnaskea/100070693141635/
‘Share’ Ardess Foodbank – The Old Courthouse, 45 Main St, Kesh Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 028 6863 2695 Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Omagh Community Church Foodbank – Community Centre, 2 Old Market Place, Omagh Email: email@example.com Tel: 07971362974 For more information please visit www.omaghcommunitychurch.com
Health Improvement Team (Fermanagh and Omagh District Council) – 0300 303 1777
Energy Efficiency Advice
The Councils Health Improvement Team can offer tailored energy efficiency advice to residents of the District. This advice is based on the condition of the property and the lifestyle habits of its occupants.
Energy Efficiency Grants
The Health Improvement Team have indepth knowledge with regards to the range of energy efficiency grant schemes available to residents of Northern Ireland. The team can guide the client to choose the most appropriate grant scheme/s for their circumstances and support them through the application process.
Energy Efficiency Seminars
These seminars showcase how attendees can become more energy efficient within their homes and promote the support that is available locally to assist them. These sessions are available to any group or organisation within the District.
Keep Warm Packs
The Health Improvement Team currently have a supply of Keep Warm Packs in stock, for both adults and children up to the age of 8.
The Health Improvement Team will also make referrals to other support agencies for additional advice and support.
To contact the Health Improvement Team Tel: 0300 303 1777
Oil Buying Clubs
Joining your local oil buying club could save you money when purchasing oil with members saving approximately 10% on orders of 300L. For more info, please call the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on 0800 111 4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Vincent de Paul Fuel Stamp Scheme
St Vincent de Paul currently operate a Fuel Stamp Scheme within the District. Stamps can be purchased from a number of retailers. Local SVP conference details can be found at: www.svp.ie/what-we-do/localoffices/north-region/conference-contactdetails-north.aspx
Family Support Groups
Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group – 028 8224 9750
Salvation Army Enniskillen – 028 6632 2910
Society of St Vincent de Paul – 028 9035 1561
Family Support Hub Omagh – 028 8225 9495
Family Support Hub Enniskillen – 028 66324181
Children & Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP)
The Children & Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) have created a guide to locality based targeted resources and practical support for families and children struggling with the current cost of living crisis. Download this document below.
Western area directory of services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing is available to download;
Leisure centre membership
£50 family membership available for 2 adults & up to 3 children to use across all four leisure centres.
Click here to download your membership form. Simply complete and return to any of our 4 leisure centres.
Other cost of living support across the region
Cost of living information and advice including help with energy costs, housing, benefits and income, help for families, children and older people from NI Direct is available by clicking here.
Free SIM cards from Vodafone UK
Get Everyone Connected! Free SIM cards from Vodafone UK. Supporting Communities is delighted to provide free connectivity to those who need it through a Vodafone initiative to tackle digital exclusion. We will distribute 1500 free SIM cards to those who have difficulty paying for internet access or are digitally excluded. For more information click here.