Ballybeen Women's Centre

Ballybeen Women’s Centre is an integrated service provider committed to enabling women, young people and pre-school children to realise their full potential and fulfil their aspirations through the promotion of health, personal and socio economic development. For over 33 years Ballybeen Women’s Centre (BWC) has been developing and delivering quality services in an area of low and weak community infrastructure. The Centre has developed a service delivery model that enables individuals and families to access a range of services and support in one location. The Centre provides support to other community groups in the area and has been a catalyst for community development and capacity building.

BWC promotes social inclusion by involving the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in the community in the development and management of programmes to address their needs. The principles and practice of community development underpin all the work of the Centre. 


BWC has developed a number of core areas of work:

•             Education and Training

•             Childcare and Family Support

•             Health Promotion and Education

•             Peer Education Project

•             Culture and Diversity

•             General Support and Advice


‘Beauty Means Business’ project

Beauty Means Business aims to enhance the employability of individuals and groups experiencing multiple forms of disadvantage and exclusion through the delivery of a community based skills training programme for 30+ participants.


It will offer training in beauty, business and enterprise skills to participants who have previously excluded from training and employment opportunities and enhance their employability through the delivery of national recognised accredited skills and training qualifications. This project will also address personal barriers to participation by integrating a range of support mechanisms into the project such as childcare and one-to-one mentoring without which, access to these qualifications would otherwise be denied.


Ballybeen Women’s Centre were awarded £4,400 towards the tutor and accreditation costs.

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11-15 Donegall Square North


T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue under reference NIC 101763

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