“Not in our wildest nightmares, because you can’t call it dreams, when we were set up did we imagine there would be a crisis so close to home.”
ERANO stands for ‘Empowering Refugees and Newcomers’ and covers the Fermanagh and Omagh area, and beyond.
The majority of people who use the service are elderly, isolated and feel vulnerable.
“We are completely heartbroken and shocked at the cruel loss of our dear friend, Ashling Murphy.”
IT WOULD appear that litter is one of the unwelcome outcomes to arise from the pandemic over the past year with the local Council admitting they are “aware” of a problem. The Fermanagh Herald has been contacted by a member of the public who sent photographs along with an expression of disappointment at the way […]
OVER ONE hundred local people are now receiving support from a newly launched telephone befriending service. Connect Fermanagh was launched by Fermanagh House at the beginning of April as lockdown began. Since then scores of local people have dialled the number and had a chat to a friendly volunteer. Speaking about the success of the […]
MANY in Fermanagh are struggling to cope with the loneliness of the lockdown. While rural isolation has been a perennial problem in the county, since the Covid-19 crisis began even those living in towns or who have never felt isolated before are now feeling cut off. The levels of local loneliness have been clear with […]
NEW phone befriending service reaching out to those isolated in our community has been launched by Fermanagh House. Although the building is closed there has been lots of hard work going on behind the scenes to quickly turn around a dedicated phone service ‘Connect Fermanagh’. Spearheaded by Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker and his team […]
THE Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust has been forced to apologise after an outburst by a staff member at a Pathfinder public meeting. On Thursday evening, a poorly attended public meeting was held in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen to discuss the ‘future of health and social care services’ in Fermanagh. During the meeting, it […]
When the workshops were first organised, Fermanagh was the only county in the North where a meeting was not being held.