A warm welcome to all our 'new visitors' and a big hello to all our regulars.
The Dry Arch Children’s Centres and Sure Start works in partnership with organisations that are not only within the Limavady Borough Council Area but also further afield within Northern Ireland. We aim to provide a 'One Stop Shop' for all our families and if direct help cannot be given from within our service then we will signpost all families to the appropriate organisations.
Please see the following list of teams and organisations who support us in all the work that we do:
Health Visiting Team
Local GP Surgeries
Limavady Borough Council
Limavady Early Years Forum
Limavady Strategic Partnership
Speech and Language Therapists
Roe Valley Transport
Western Health Care Trust
Pre-School Education Team
Health Action Zone
Health Promotion Agency
Investing for Health
Rural Community Network
Roe Valley Education Forum
Mental Health Team
At Dry Arch, we like to keep you up to date with what is happening with the Dry Arch and within the community.
The main aim of the project is to "re-establish the family as the cornerstone of our society through the provision of quality support services which will empower all family members to an enrichment of family life." Associated aims have been
- To re-establish the family as the cornerstone of society
- To establish close one-to-one personal relationships and trusting bonds with our children, adolescents, and parents
- To encourage children at the earliest possible age to avoid high-risk behaviour, and to moderate and overcome physical, mental, emotional, educational or motivational barriers to improve self-esteem and personal development.
- To promote and support the parenting role and by doing so, parents maintain their physical and mental health, enrich their community life and relationships, and achieve a heightened sense of fulfilment and self-actualisation.
The Dry Arch Children’s Centre is a voluntary organisation that opened its doors in 1997. The centre offers a wide range of support services to families. Services offered include childcare provision, youth support, parenting support and guidance.
There are two centres, one situated close to Dungiven town centre that is easily accessible to everyone within the local community and the second centre is in the busy town of Limavady.
The Dry Arch Children’s Centre is dedicated to providing the finest quality childcare, education and parental support to all who use its services.