Tullycarnet Community Support Services Ltd (TCSS) has been involved within the Community and Economic development sector for over 30 years with its beginning as the Tullycarnet Community Forum - orignally formed as an umbrella organization for the many local Community groups.
Our commitment is to improve the quality of life for those living within the Tullycarnet area by initiating social activities, initiatives, collaborations and outreach programmes to create opportunities for improvements to the social, physical and economic wellbeing of the people - all aimed at supporting them to thrive and achieve their aspirations.
It is well understood that a person that has a greater level of access to resources such as education, housing, income and good social activities will have more of an opportunity to perform better in life, live longer and are therefore more likely to fulfil their full potential.
Comparatively, a person living in an area of high unemployment, poor housing and lower income will face considerable barriers to overcome in order to succeed, higher rates of mortality and be less likely to reach their full potential.
As an organisation, we listen, learn and work to promote awareness, involvement, bonding and cross-generational participation as well as encourage a healthier lifestyle for health and well-being through the distribution of fresh and nutritional fruit and meals and offer activities to promote exercise and movement opportunities, mental health awareness and support as well as providing in-depth advice, access to resources, knowledge, support and expertise.
Being an employer within the Tullycarnet area, we also contribute to our local economy and encourage others in our mission area to do so.
Did you know?
The Tullycarnet Community Forum laid the conception, foundation and realization of the Hanwood Centre and Business Park.
We also created the first Neighbourhood Partnership in Tullycarnet, where statutory agencies and community representitives collaborated to ensure public funding was targeted on the needs of the people in the area rather than a top-down, at a distance approach.
Above all, we do not see Tullycarnet simply as an area of deprivation - we choose to see it as an area of opportunity.