Cost of living help

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Benefits, Money & Debt

Independent Advice Services

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
Tel: 028 8224 3252
Text: 07889002207

Community Advice Fermanagh
Tel: 028 6632 4334

Funding for the provision of free independent advice is provided by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the Department for Communities.

Other Local Support for Money Management and Debt

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) provide two free services in Fermanagh and Omagh:-

Free Debt Advice – Award-winning service provides holistic, confidential help in the privacy of your own home. We take all the relevant information and create a personal budget for you, deal with your creditors and support you until you go completely debt-free. For an appointment Tel.0800 328 0006

Free Budgeting Courses – The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash- based system that really works. For details of local courses ring Jonathan 07841642575

For more information please visit the CAP website

The Consumer Council NI – True Cost Campaign 

The Consumer Council NI has launched its 2023 True Cost Campaign aimed at helping and supporting consumers. Building on their work to educate and empower consumers about borrowing money safely, and to create awareness of the help and support available to consumers worried about their finances. The campaign also provides consumers with advice and signposts people to organisations that can provide support and guidance.


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


Tel: 07412 133847

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 12 noon

Enniskillen Foodbank also serves:

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

The ‘Reach’ Foodbank – Life Triumphant Church, 51 Market St, Omagh


Tel: 07718915435

Open Monday to Friday 12 – 2pm.

For more information please visit

The Elim ‘Storehouse’ Foodbank – Elim Pentecostal Church, Rossorry Church Road, Enniskillen


Tel: 028 6632 9972 or 07595654414.

For more information please visit

The ‘Pantry’ Foodbank – Main Street, Lisnaskea


Tel: 028 6772 2677

For more information please visit

‘Share’ Ardess Foodbank – The Old Courthouse, 45 Main St, Kesh


Tel: 028 6863 2695

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Omagh Community Church Foodbank – Community Centre, 2 Old Market Place, Omagh


Tel: 07971362974

For more information please visit

Fuel Poverty

Help with domestic energy costs

Households in Northern Ireland are to receive a single non-repayable payment totalling £600 to help with their energy bills, regardless of how they heat their home.

Between 16 January and 28 February 2023, all households in Northern Ireland will receive a single one-off payment totalling £600.

Direct debit customers will receive the £600 automatically into their bank account. You will not need to take any action to receive this support. In some cases, your supplier will not be able to automatically transfer the money into your bank account. In those situations, your supplier will send you a voucher that you will need to redeem at a Post Office. For those affected, this will be issued automatically and you do not need to contact your supplier.

Pay as you go customers and standard credit customers will be sent a voucher to redeem the £600 payment. This will be issued automatically and you do not need to contact your supplier. You will need to redeem the voucher at a Post Office.

For more information please visit the following link from The Consumer Council:

Support from Saint Vincent de Paul 

The Society of St Vincent de Paul provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through their local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, day care and holiday schemes.  They can also help people struggling with fuel poverty. Referrals can be made by local support agencies, or individuals/families can self refer and a representative of St Vincent de Paul will carry out a needs assessment.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is currently offering a Fuel Support Programme via St Vincent de Paul to support those most in need during the cost-of-living crisis. The fuel support is one of the initiatives of the Council’s £250,000 cost-of-living crisis programme which was launched in December 2022.  A total of £80,000 has been allocated to support up to 400 households with home heating.  Anyone seeking to avail of the cost-of-living support fund should contact St Vincent de Paul using the local hotline numbers for our District as follows:

Fermanagh Area

Derrylin – 07873240493
Ederney – 07864726536
Enniskillen – 02866347788
Kinawley – 07732222137
Irvinestown – 07738838205
Lisnaskea – 07803536149
Newtownbutler – 07966718749
Tempo – 07736149986

Omagh Area

Beragh – 07738837875
Carrickmore – 07738838216
Dromore – 07899888004
Drumquin – 07548464927
Fintona – 07803551793
Killyclogher – 07738837992
Omagh – 07738837991
Strathroy – 07738838066

Fuel Stamp Scheme
St Vincent de Paul also operate a Fuel Stamp Scheme within the District. Stamps can be purchased from a number of retailers.

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

Insulate First! Grants Available Now!

Insulation and Home Heating Grants available now!

Email for help with Energy Savings or Grants Queries to NI Energy Advice Service for advice or help! Or check out the NI Energy Advice eForm.  Or where you have if you have no access to email – call 0800 111 4455 to speak with an Energy Advisor.

Fermanagh and Omagh Council Health Improvement TeamTel: 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 you to choose the most appropriate grant scheme/s for your circumstances and support you 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.

Support Services
The Health Improvement Team will also make referrals to other support agencies for additional advice and support.

Family Support

Family Support Hub Omagh – 028 8225 9495
Family Support Hub Enniskillen – 028 66324181

Information on a wide range of family support services.

The Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP)

CYPSP has compiled a guide to locality based targeted resources and practical support for families and children struggling with the current cost of living crisis. To view this document click here.

Emotional Wellbeing

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has compiled a directory of organisations in the Western area, that offer services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing – available to view by clicking here.

Physical Wellbeing

Family Membership for the Council Leisure Centres in the area

£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.

£50 membership (Banner (Landscape))

Warm Spaces

A Selection of “Warm Spaces” Across the District

Gortin Men’s Shed, 62 Main Street, Gortin, BT79 8NH

A warm, social space where people can call in and meet for 4 hours per week.

Offering tea/coffee and snacks and the opportunity to meet other people and have a chat.

Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm – 10.00pm until the end of March 2023.

For more information tel: 07719939782 or email:

GCG Hub, 10 Main Street, Garrison, BT93 4ER – Hosted by Garrison Community Group

Commencing February 2023, Garrison Community Group are running numerous activities in our modern facility, giving people a chance to meet & socialise. The Hub is a warm, comfortable space for all in our community to avail of, all ground floor facility with free Wi-Fi. No Booking necessary. Activities free to our community.

Weekly Coffee Morning – Every Monday – 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Tea and coffee, scones & biscuits will be provided, along a great opportunity to mix & have a chat. Newspapers, books, etc. also provided. All ages welcome.

Knit & Natter – Beginning Tuesday 14 February 2023 for 6 weeks.
Learn or improve Crochet / Knitting. Come along for a cuppa & a chat while you learn a lovely skill. Or if you can already knit or crochet we’d love you to share your skills.

Book Club – Monthly from February 2023 – Friday evenings 7.30pm – check with Olivia for dates.
Join us for a chance to share books & thoughts on. Tea and coffee will be provided.
A great opportunity for book lovers to get together with new people in a relaxed atmosphere. Not to be missed!

For further information, please contact Olivia on 07541335001 or Melanie on 07927670629 or email

The Old Courthouse, 45 Main Street, Kesh, Co Fermanagh, BT93 1TF

“Courthouse Connect” – Join us for board games, TV shows, newspapers and chat. Serving hot drinks and biscuits.

Every Monday – 10.00am to 4.00pm until end March 2023. Jan.

For more information tel: 028 6863 2112.

McIlroy Hall, Seskinore Presbyterian Church, 80 Letfern Road, Seskinore BT78 2QH

“Kingdom Kids” – Weekly meet up for parents/carers and children under the age of 5. A great social environment for all babies, toddlers and their carers. A friendly, warm, relaxed and fun atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Opportunity for the young children to play with educational toys in a safe and warm environment. Parents/Carers can make connections and be supported.

Tea/coffee and treats for the parents/carers and drinks & snacks for the children.

Thursdays from 10.00am – 12 noon until the end of March 2023 (except Thursday 16 February 2023).

For more information email: 

Greencastle Community Hall, Mullydoo Road, Omagh, BT79 7RX – Hosted by Greencastle GAA Health & Wellbeing Committee

Our warm space is within our community hall, located within An Caisleán Glas agus Sperrin Og GAA grounds. We have kitchen facilities next to our main hall to offer beverages. We are offering two different block sessions for those within our community, located within our community hall.

Beginning 28 February for 6 weeks: On Tuesday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am we will be running Sociable Sit Fit (low impact chair exercises) for those over 18yrs. This will be followed by warm refreshments and a chance to socialise with others. Please contact Ciara for more information: 07523818261 or email:

Beginning 15 & 16 February for 6 weeks: On Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Girls 4-10 years) & Thursday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Boys 4-10 years)  we have Kids at the Club – inclusive fun activities for children. Warm refreshments will be available for accompanying parents/ carers. Contact Collum for more information: 07517155481

Sunshine Cabin, Uttoney, Main Street, Magheraveely, BT92 6NB – Hosted by Magheraveely Community and Development

Tea and coffee, scones & biscuits will be provided along with newspapers, mindfulness colouring, wool for knitting/crochet, board games, cards etc.  All ages welcome. Drop in dates during February and March 2023:

Wednesday 8 February 2023 – 10.30am – 12.30pm – Chit Chat Club
Saturday 18 February 2023 – 2.30pm – 4.00pm Chit Chat Club
Wednesday 22 February 2023 – 10.30am -12noon – Chit Chat Club
Saturday 25 February 2023 – 4.00pm – 6.00pm Kids’ Movie afternoon (primary aged kids)
Saturday 4 March 2023 – 2.30pm – 4.00pm – Chit Chat Club
Wednesday 8 March 2023 – 10.30am – 12noon – Chit Chat Club
Saturday 11 March 2023 – 4.00pm – 6.00pm – Kids’ board games afternoon (primary aged kids)
Saturday 18 March 2023 – 1.00pm – 2.00pm Chit Chat Club – St Patrick’s fun!
Wednesday 22 March 10.30am – 12.30pm – Chit Chat Club

No booking required for the Chit Chat Club.  Booking required for the kids’ movie afternoon and the kids’ games afternoon – limited numbers. (Primary aged only)

To book, or for more information tel: 07929381588 or email:

Ecclesville Centre, 11 Ecclesville Road, Fintona, BT78 2EF – Hosted by Fintona Regeneration Initiative

Providing a facility for people to meet and talk in a comfortable environment.
Activities will Include Card Games, light exercise and some board games.
Serving Tea & Biscuits, Soup and light refreshments.

Fridays 12 noon to 1.30pm throughout February and March 2023 (except St Patrick’s Day).

For more information tel: 07770873659 or email:

Boho Community Hall, Boho Road, Tullyholvin Upper, Boho, BT74 5BE – Hosted by Boho Senior Citizens

Join us for Chat and Music and enjoy some soup, sandwiches, tea, scones and biscuits.

Tuesdays from 12.30pm – 2 pm (Except Easter week)

Please make a booking or for more information tel: 028 6634 1521 or email:

Trillick Leisure Centre, 15 Gargadis Road, Trillick, BT78 3NX – Hosted by Trillick Enterprise Leisure Limited

Welcomes you for Tea/Coffee, Sports Hall for walking, Board Games and open to suggestions from the user.

Tuesdays – 9.30am -11.00am and Wednesdays – 3.30pm – 5.00pm from 7 February to 8 March 2023.

For more information tel: 07749109364 or email:

Newtownbutler Community Centre, Bridge Street, Newtownbutler, BT92 8DD – Hosted by Newtownbutler Community Development Association

Providing tea/coffee & biscuits, newspapers, some activities, reminiscing on old photos, bingo, and generally a place to chat!

Every Monday from 2.00pm – 5.00pm from 30 January to 26 February 2023.

For more information tel: 00353863582918 or email:

The Patrician, 19-21 Main Street, Carrickmore, BT799AY – Hosted by Mid Ulster Community and Arts Trust Ltd.

Please come along and join in some free activities and enjoy some warm refreshments and traybakes.

Tuesdays 12.30pm – Chair Exercise and Wednesdays 10.00am – Patchwork and Quilting class with Mairead.

Also new warm and comfortable seating area open to all regularly during the week to drop in to sit and read while catching up with friends, or find out about the wide range of private tutors running classes, details of which can be found at

For more information tel: 07513260002 or email:

Flaxmill Centre, 84a Bracky Road, Drumduff, Sixmilecross, BT79 9PH – Hosted by Drumduff & Drumnakilly Community Association

The Flaxmill Centre, is offering a warm, safe and welcoming space where people can drop in for a chat, card and board games, boccia, crochet/knitting, or simply sit and relax in comfortable surroundings. Light refreshments will be available.

Also offering free WiFi and the use of computers, large screen and projector. All facilities are on the ground floor.

Parents and young children are also welcome to join in play and snacks.

From 30 January to end March 2023 – Alternate Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm, alternate Tuesdays 1.30 pm – 3.30pm, Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Fridays 10.00am – 12noon

For more information tel: 07805 712258 or email:

Omagh Lawn Tennis Clubhouse, 1 Crevenagh Road, Omagh, BT79 0EQ – Hosted by Omagh Lawn Tennis Club

Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Games – All welcome.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 12noon commencing 7 February 2023.

No booking necessary. Car parking available.

For more information tel: 07880 504925 or email:

The Cornerstone, 165 Main Street, Lisnaskea, BT92 0JE – Hosted by 3:16 Trust Ltd

A safe venue for all the community to use for interaction, to make connections and be supported. A friendly, warm, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere where everyone is welcome without judgement. We provide low cost (or free if applicable) refreshments.

Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00am to 2.00pm.

We also run a foodbank on the premises, so individuals (if they qualify for help) can also avail of this whilst on the premises.

For more information tel: 07426053783 or email:

Brookeborough Station House, Station Road, Brookeborough, Enniskillen, BT94 4QU – Hosted by Brookeborough Community Association

Come to a heated space for a chat with locals from Brookeborough.

Tea/coffee, snacks and chats – local history topics and reminisce of times gone past.

Every Tuesday 10.00am – 12 noon – throughout February and March 2023.

No pets. No booking required. Transport can be provided.

For more information tel: 07850380436 or email:

LCC Healthy Living Centre, 1 Lattone Road, Belcoo, BT93 5AQ – Hosted by Lakeland Community Care

Lakeland Community Care Healthy Living Centre will be hosting a warm space for participants to meet together, have a chat, play pool or board games.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided.

Every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.30pm & Friday 10.30am -12.30pm until end March 2023 – except for Public Holidays.

For more information, tel: 028 6638 6934 or email:

The Outreach Centre & Food Bank, 51 Market Street, Omagh, BT781EL – Hosted by Life Triumphant Church

The Outreach Centre is a safe, warm space to have a cuppa and a chat. Free wi-fi available and anyone wishing to use our laptops can do so.

We also can provide an emergency food bag to anyone who is struggling and a budget counselling service can also be provided. Look forward to seeing you…..

Monday to Friday – 12noon until 2.00pm – All year round

For more information tel: 07718915435 or email:

Fermanagh Christian Fellowship, Lackaboy Industrial Estate, Lackaboy Road, Enniskillen, BT74 4RL

‘Soup and Heat’ – Safe, warm and welcoming space in our café area for anyone who just wants to drop in for some free soup & tea/coffee or just some company.

Each Monday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm in January 2023

For more information tel: 07540333600 or email:

Lisnaskea Men’s Shed, Unit 18 Lisnaskea Business Complex, Drumbrughas North, Lisnaskea, BT92OPE – Hosted by Erne East Community Partnership Ltd

All welcome to drop in the Lisnaskea Men’s Shed Tea Room for informal chats, playing cards and reading newspapers. Tea/Coffee, wheaten bread etc will be provided.

There will be an opportunity to reminisce and also to find out more about the Shed’s craft activities.

Tuesday evenings 6pm -7pm until 28th March 2023

For more information tel: 028 67723843 / 07497188117 or email:

Oak Healthy Living Centre, Litehouse Building, 179 Cross Street, Lisnaskea, BT920PE – Hosted by Erne East Community Partnership Ltd

Tuesday afternoon meet – Large room in the centre with kitchen, availability of games including pool table, boccia, play your cards right etc. Tea/Coffee available. Accessible from Main Street, Lisnaskea. Can be set up with table and chairs to suit.

Tuesday afternoons – 12.30pm – 3.00pm from 17 January to 31 March 2023.

All welcome – if an individual has substantial mobility or care needs (toileting etc) please get in touch to discuss accommodating.

For more information tel: 028 677 23843 or email:

The Aisling Centre, 37 Darling Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7DP

The Aisling Centre is offering 10 x 2-hour sessions to be held weekly on Monday mornings.

  • Tea, coffee, biscuits, and informal chat.
  • 30-minute group session with a therapist on well-being, yoga stretches etc.
  • Followed by a light lunch provided by the West End Coffee Shop.

Monday mornings until end March 2023 – 11.00am – 1.00pm.

For more information please tel: 02866325811 or email:

The Hub, Campsie, 67D Market Street, Omagh, BT79 0AA – Hosted by Campsie Residents’ Association

Campsie Residents’ Association will provide a warm space in Campsie Hub on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00-4.00pm, from 18 January to 21 March 2023.

There will be newspapers, jigsaws, Word search, board games, a chance to talk, and have fun. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Everyone welcome!

For more information tel: 07770618143 or email:

Belleek Men’s Shed, Unit 6, Belleek Craft Village, Main Street, Belleek, Fermanagh, BT93 3GT

At our premises in the Belleek Craft Village, we have a warm soft seating area, which can comfortably host 10 – 12 persons. This area contains a pool table, dartboard and TV, along with tea and coffee making facilities. We have the area open to all two days per week when a member or members of Belleek Men’s Shed will be present on-site to welcome you.

  • Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Friday afternoons from 3.00pm – 5.00pm

For more information tel: 07516 090911 or email:

Youth Sport Omagh Complex, Killyclogher Road, Omagh, BT79 7NZ – Hosted by Youth Sport Omagh Limited

Tea/coffee, biscuits, and conversation – Everyone welcome!

Every Monday and Friday – 6pm to 10.00pm from January 2023 to March 2023 (except Friday 17 March 2023)

For more information tel: 07711158122 or email:

“Murphy’s on Main Street”, 15 Main Street, Ederney, BT93 0DH – Hosted by Ederney Community Development Trust

No. 15 Main Street, Ederney has been caringly restored and extended by Ederney Community Development Trust and transformed into a community hub called Murphy’s on Main Street.Come along to our Wednesday Warm Club and enjoy tea and coffee, newspapers and magazines, free Wi-Fi, entertainment and friendship in the warm cosy ambience of this historic dwelling house and shop.  The Wednesday Warm Club will take place in a fully accessible ground floor space.Everyone Welcome! Every Wednesday from 10.00am to 12 noon commencing 11 January  2023 for 12 weeks.  Our Wednesday Warm Club is free to join and attendance is voluntary ~ you are not compelled to attend every Wednesday.

To register your interest please email or tel: 02866251412

“The Village Table”, 26 Main Street, Dromore, BT783AB – Hosted by Dromore 2000

A new, state of the art, modern building in the centre of Dromore. A warm, cosy and comfortable space, comprises 2 floors and is wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible toilet. Tea making facilities and high speed WIFI are available.

Providing tea/coffee, biscuits and newspapers weekly, on alternate Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm from 17 January 2023 and alternate Thursdays from 10:30am to 12:30pm from 26 January 2023.

It is a place for people to connect through conversation, laughter and companionship. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds in the area to drop in for a cuppa free of charge.  This is a cross community hub, with volunteers available to make tea and chat. We also hope to invite people in to tell stories, talk about the heritage in the area, look at old photos and do simple craft demonstrations. Newspapers will also be available for reading.

For more information tel: 07720420586 or email:

Cleenish Community Hall, 68 Arney Road, Mullymesker, Bellanaleck, BT92 2AB – Hosted by Cleenish Community Association

A lovely refurbished area at the eastern end of Cleenish Community Hall, with independent access, heating, kitchenette and toilet facilities, including disabled toilet.

Providing tea/coffee, WIFI, with built in projector and dropdown screen. Offering newspapers, games and discussion groups with a longer term view to start up craft sessions etc.

For people who just want to chat their neighbours, they can relax in the comfortable warm area and spend a couple of hours away from their own environment.

Every Thursday morning 10.00am to 12 noon from 19 January to 30 March 2023.

For more information tel: 07968756543 or email:

Dún Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, Ballinamullan, Drumnakilly Road, Omagh, BT79 0JP

DAYTIME COMHALTAS – weekly daytime music and dance sessions for older people in our rural community.

Sessions will run weekly every Monday from 11.30am – 2.00pm from 16 January to 27 March 2023 (Dancing and music from 12 noon).

Led by local tutors Martina Quinn and Marie Garrity. Tea, coffee, scones and soup will be provided to all who attend.

Attendees do not have to be musicians/dancers to come to these sessions. All are welcome to have some food, drinks, sit back and listen to music and catch up with friends.

For more information you can call: 02882242777 or email:

Mountfield Community Centre, 2 Main Street, Mountfield, BT79 7PP – Hosted by Mountfield Community Association

Mountfield Community Association is providing a safe, warm and comfortable environment where warm refreshments and activities are available to people in the area.

  • Crochet class – Tuesday mornings 10.00am – 11.30am from 10 January 2023 for 10 weeks
  • 45 Card Play – Friday nights – 7.30pm to 9.30pm from 13 January 2023 for 10 weeks

Everyone welcome!

For more information tel: 07711222315 or email:

Goodwill Gifts Shop, 57 Market Street, Omagh

Goodwill Gifts “Warm Space” for the Filipino community and local/international friends, members, & beneficiaries. Weekly meet and greet will be a sharing of information, supporting each other and signposting to professionals where necessary, OR even for a general chat… Attendees will become guest speakers each meeting, with FREE refreshments to be served after each meeting. Maximum seating capacity 15.

Wednesdays from 12 noon – 2.00pm until the end March 2023.

For more information tel: 07881347716 or email:

Cashel Community Centre, 248 Knockmore Road, Scribbagh, Garrison, BT93 4BX – Hosted by Cashel Community Association

Cashel Community Association are providing yoga, healthy cookery, light fitness, dance class and whist for the community. Offering a taster of the above to encourage the community to come out for two hours per session and enjoy the activity, have a cup of tea and interact with others in a warm space.

Yoga – Monday 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Light Fitness – Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm / Wednesday 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Dance Class – Thursday 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Healthy Cookery Demo – Tuesday 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Whist – Friday 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Running from 13 January 2023 to 10 March 2023.

For more information please tel: 07973559002 or email:

Enniskillen Baptist Children Hall, 92 Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen, BT92 6DX – Hosted by Enniskillen Baptist Church

Knit and Natter – Tea/coffee, biscuits, sweet treats, tray bakes and chats as well as knitting or crocheting, which is optional. All welcome!

Every Thursday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30/10pm. Recommencing Thursday 12th January.

For more information tel: 07872836620 or email:

Kesh Community Centre, Mantlin Road, Kesh, BT93 1AP – Hosted by Kesh Development Association

Warm and comfortable McClaughry room with music,  old films and books available as well as tea/coffee.  Very easy to get to,  accessible, wheel chair friendly and on ground floor.

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays – 10.30am-12.30pm – commencing 3 January 2023 until 9 March 2023.

For more information, please contact

ARC Healthy Living Centre, 116-122 Sally’s Wood, Irvinestown, BT94 1HQ

Make yourself at home with sofas, books, tea/coffee and free wifi,

Available Monday – Friday – 9.00am to 3.00pm.

For more information tel: 028 68628741 or email:

SureStart Family Centre, 27 Gortin Road, Omagh, BT79 7HX – Hosted by First Management

Weekly meet up for parents and children to drop in, get warm food and snacks, and play time for the children.

Every Tuesday 9.40am – 12 noon until the end of March 2023.

For more information tel: 07714 749425 or email:

Tea4u at The Bridge Centre, 16 East Bridge Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7BW – Hosted by Enniskillen Presbyterian Church

Tea4u is a Community Cafe which is run every Friday between 11am and 2pm. There is no fixed price menu but contributions are welcome to cover costs. Fresh tea, coffee, traybakes, scones and homemade soup are available and you are assured of a warm welcome as well as a warm space to sit and relax.

For more information tel: 07703 069370 or email:

Enniskillen Elim Pentecostal Church, 85 Rossorry Church Road, Coleshill, Enniskillen, BT74 7HD

A warm, well-lit, safe space, with activities and warm refreshments provided.

Limitless Youth (11-18 years – registration required) – 2nd & 4th Friday evenings monthly – 7.30pm-9.00pm Contact (Seniors) – 4th Thursday monthly –  10.30am-12 noon
Men’s Get-together – 1st Thursday (monthly) – 8.00pm-9.30pmA-ZONE (children of Primary School age – registration required) – 4th Friday monthly – 7.00pm-8.00pm & Sundays weekly – 11.30am-12.30pm (No refreshments provided at children’s events/activities.)

For more information or registration, please contact

Owenkillew Community Centre, 62 Main Street, Gortin, BT79 8NH – hosted by Owenkillew Development Company Ltd

Tea/coffee, biscuits and chats in a warm and comfortable environment.  All Welcome.

Every Monday 11.30am – 2.30pm from 9 January 2023 to end March 2023.

For more information tel: 07875 377149 or email:

MACCA Resource Centre, 21a Knockshee Park, Omagh, BT797PH – Hosted by Mullaghmore and Castleview Community Association

Every Wednesday from 10.00am – 1.00pm (from 11 Jan to 15 Mar 2023) – upstairs in the MACCA Resource Centre, in the heart of Mullaghmore and Castleview.

Welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds in the area to drop-in for tea/coffee & biscuits, soup and newspapers, free of charge.

Light activities such as short demonstrations in arts and crafts. Other groups and agencies will also be invited in from time to time, to converse informally with people about additional supports they may be able to avail of from elsewhere on a range of matters. People will also get the opportunity to hear more about funded events running from the MACCA Centre.

For more information tel: 07776 119399 or email:

Kinawley Community Centre, 1, 5 Kinawley Enterprise Park, Kinawley, BT92 4FH – Hosted by St Mary’s, Killesher PTA

Activities for children aged 4 – 11 years – 12 sessions in total with a different theme each week e.g. art, sport, ICT, literacy. Supervised by teachers / assistants.

Tea/coffee/light refreshments available for parents during activity and drinks/snacks for children.

Cross Community – Open to everyone

Mondays 3:30pm – 4:30pm & Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm from 9 January – 14 March 2023

For more information tel: 07808 523959 or email:

Rouskey Community Centre, 103 Crockanboy, Rouskey, Drumlea, BT79 7RS – Hosted by Rouskey Community and Development Association

Connect with others over conversation, laughter, companionship, a nice cuppa and some homemade bread.

Rouskey Community Development Association is providing a safe, warm, welcome to people in the area to come together, be supported and participate in some classes.

Art Classes – Each Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm for 5 weeks – from 20 January 2023.
Crocheting & Knitting Class – Each Friday 11.00am – 1.30pm for 5 weeks – from 3 February 2023.

Booking is Required – tel: 07591047556 or email:

Fermanagh Sports & Culture, Unit 9, Ballinamallard Enterprise Centre

Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, Newspapers & Chats – Monday to Friday – 10am – 5pm, until end April 2023.

Transport, if required.

For more information tel: +442866389629/ 07720081134 or email:

Fermanagh & Omagh District Libraries

Our District Libraries are also offering a special warm welcome this winter. With a host of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, study space, computing & printing and even SAD lamps! Our libraries host a range of activities such as Tea & Newspapers, Knit & Natter, Reading Groups for all ages, Lego Clubs, and seasonal events. Each library has a Community Helpdesk and offers a warm, safe environment. Click on the links below for further details and ongoing events.

Omagh Library
1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road, Omagh
Tel: 028 6632 2886

Click here to view What’s on in Omagh Library? January 2023

Enniskillen Library
Halls Lane, Enniskillen
Tel: 028 6632 2886

Irvinestown Library
Main Street, Irvinestown
Tel: 028 6862 1383

Fintona Library
112-114 Main Street, Fintona
Tel: 028 8284 1774

Lisnaskea Library
157-159 Main Street, Lisnaskea
Tel: 028 6772 1222

Omagh and Irvinestown Libraries also offer an “Out of Hours” service. For more information, go to

Please let us know about any other “Warm Spaces” in the area and we’ll add them to the list. 

Email: or complete the form at this LINK.

Community Transport

Fermanagh Community Transport and Easilink Community Transport (Omagh area) are the two community transport providers in the Fermanagh and Omagh area. Both are registered charities offering services and support to those who have difficulty accessing public transport, don’t have access to private transport, or have mobility issues. They operate a fleet of accessible minibuses and volunteer car drivers. Fermanagh Community Transport and Easilink are members’ organisations and individual membership is free. They also provide group transport for community, voluntary, sports and church organisations at very competitive rates. For further information and to apply for membership, please visit the links below:

Fermanagh Community Transport
Tel: 028 6632 4260

Easilink Community Transport (Omagh area)
Tel: 028 8224 8140

Employment & Training

Gamified – Essential Skills Learning Programme – English and Maths

Are you from the Fermanagh & Omagh District council?
Are you between 16 to 65 years of age and unemployed or economically inactive?
Looking to achieve your Essential Skills in English or Maths or both?

Free five week programme will use new technology and VR immersive technologies to reinforce
classroom learning.

Please get in touch with or call 07739 651536.
Free Samsung tablet on completion of course.

For further information visit

Other Cost of Living Support across the Region

NI Direct

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.

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The Consumer Council

Can provide help and support on a range of topics including your food shop, your home energy bills, your transport and more. Click here for more information.

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Law Centre NI

This Guide is intended to highlight the opportunities available to help people in Northern Ireland maximise their household income and deal with financial difficulties. Use our Guide to learn about:

  • Available grants and support schemes
  • Cost of Living support package
  • Financial support for adults
  • Help with heating and utilities
  • And more…

To view the Cost of Living Guide from Law Centre NI Click here.

Department for Communities Supports and Advice

With the current cost of living increases impacting many individuals and households at this time, the Department for Communities has a range of financial supports and advice available which may help.

DfC Supports and Advice