Miss Joan Clements appointed to Lead Brooke House Project

The Ely Centre are delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Joan Clements as Project Director for the Brooke House Project.

The Ely Centre are delighted to announce the appointment of Miss Joan Clements to the role of Director for the Brooke House Project.

Miss Clements will lead the development and implementation of Brooke House, the visionary concept of The Ely Centre funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds to support military veterans from the three services post 2008 who now reside in Northern Ireland.

The project has been developed to address “the impact of The Troubles,” and other zones where Conflict Related Trauma has arisen within the Security Services and Armed Forces, through the provision of multi-disciplinary services aimed at improving physical and mental health, family well-being and social isolation within a calm, rural and peaceful setting.

Brooke House is set within 1000 idyllic acres in Colebrooke Estate, Co Fermanagh, the seat of Viscount Brookeborough and one of the region’s most important and historic stately homes.

Miss Clements stated “ I am delighted to be taking up the post of Director and to be playing a pivotal role in shaping the direction and delivery of a visionary service. I will strive to ensure that the vision of the Libor project becomes a service of excellence providing services to meet the individual assessed needs and those of families who have been affected by trauma either through a physical or mental health injury.

I come from a background of Social work and have worked since 1982 until 2002 delivering Health and Social Care initially as a practitioner and then in management working throughout Child care services, Learning disability services , Elderly care services, and Mental health services before moving on to working with Victims and Survivors of the troubles in 2002

During this time I have gained vast experience of the needs of many Veterans and Ex Security Forces throughout Northern Ireland

It will be my privilege now to move to work in this new project with the Veterans and Security services personnel and to have this opportunity to listen to their experiences and expectations and from this learning I will with the team and the support of the Chief Executive and Board of Libor develop high quality services.

I have worked with the Ely Centre for fifteen years and have always found them to be a leading provider of high quality services, diligent in all their work and dedicated to meeting clients expectations.

I will cherish this opportunity and dedicate myself to this new role and to work in association with The Ely Centre.

Mr Lee McDowell, Ely Centre stated “The Ely Centre are delighted to have appointed Joan to this new role within the Brooke House Project. To have such an experienced, dedicated and proven person leading the development of this project is an immensely positive step for the organisation and also encouraging for the clients who will be obtain support through it. Joan has a proven track record in providing and delivering support to many Veterans and Ex Security Forces charities throughout Northern Ireland and we are confident that this dedication to them will be demonstrated within her role. I look forward to working with her and wish her every blessing in her new role.

Mrs Clements will assume her new role from the 1st October and in the interim if you are interested in availing of this Brooke House Project or learning more please contact the Head Office: The Ely Centre 02866 320977 info@elycentre.co.uk