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Inspire Wellbeing

  • Income

    £32.6M

  • Spending

    £32.3M

Charity no. 103470 Date registered. 18/12/2015

Public benefits

Purpose 1 benefits are improved mental health outcomes which will be demonstrated by independent studies and government statistics. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries are the whole Northern Ireland (NI) population. There are no private benefits relating to this purpose. Purpose 2 benefits are that individuals with MH

and LD needs are able to live more independent lives by accessing community based services. These benefits are demonstrated through reduced incidences of hospital admissions. In providing community based services there are some increased risks but these are appropriately assessed with a risk management plan put in place. There is clear evidence that the benefits of independent living outweigh any potential harm. Note these comments apply to purposes 3, 4 and 6 also. The beneficiaries are individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or LD. Training is provided to staff which is transferable to other settings. These benefits are incidental and necessary to ensure the benefit is provided to our beneficiaries. Purpose 3 benefits include improved MH outcomes and reduced levels of social isolation. These benefits are demonstrated through reduced visits to secondary MH care services and reduced numbers of hospital admissions. Niamh measure positive outcomes through service user surveys and validated measurement tools. The beneficiaries are individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and older people who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Any private benefit is as detailed in purpose 2 and is both incidental and necessary. Purpose 4 benefits include improved physical and mental health outcomes. These benefits are demonstrated through reduced incidences of hospital admissions, validated assessment tools and service user surveys. The beneficiaries are individuals with a diagnosed mental illness and older people who have lost skills whilst in hospital which may lead to social isolation. Any private benefit is as detailed in purpose 2 above and is both incidental and necessary. Purpose 5 benefits are the improved evaluation of needs and more efficient use of resources. These benefits will be demonstrated through the publication of findings in relevant journals. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries are individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or learning disability. The only private benefit flowing from this purpose is the enhanced academic reputation of the researchers but this is incidental and necessary to fulfil this purpose. Purpose 6 benefits include improved MH outcomes and the ability of beneficiaries to lead more independent lives. The benefits will be demonstrated through service user surveys and validated measurement tools. The beneficiaries are individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Any private benefit is as detailed in purpose 2 and is both incidental and necessary. Purpose 7 benefits include a reduction in the stigma felt by individuals living with mental ill health and increased awareness of mental health issues. These benefits will be demonstrated through post-campaign evaluations and feedback from beneficiaries. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries are the whole NI population. The only private benefit may be to companies engaged by Niamh in the production of promotion materials. Purpose 8 benefits include reduced levels of stress and anxiety and improved management of MH symptoms. The benefits will be demonstrated through evaluation forms completed at the end of each course. This purpose does not give rise to any harm. The beneficiaries are the whole NI population. There are no private benefits relating to this purpose.

What your organisation does

Niamh manages 15 Mental Health Day Support Schemes providing support to nearly 1,000 individuals. These are located in Armagh, Ballymena, South, East and West Belfast, Castlederg, Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Lisnaskea, Londonderry, Magherafelt, Newtownards, North East Antrim and Omagh. Niamh also manages 2 Older Peoples Day Support Schemes,

located in Irvinestown and Roslea. Niamh provides 11 24-hour staffed Supported Housing Schemes which are located in Antrim, Ballymoney, Bangor, Belfast and Cookstown. Niamh also provides 35 non-24 hour staffed schemes located throughout Northern Ireland. Niamh's Supported Housing promotes social inclusion by providing a safe homely environment in which people are supported to develop their life skills and maintain their tenancies. Niamh's Floating Support Services, based in Bangor, Newtownards and Omagh, are flexible locally based projects designed to assist individuals with mental health needs to access accommodation, maintain their home / tenancy and develop their ability to live independently in their own community. Niamh's Advocacy Services, based in Antrim, Armagh and Belfast, are independent services designed to listen carefully to the compliments, concerns, problems or issues that individuals may be experiencing whilst using mental health services and to give those people a voice. Niamh's Beacon Support Services , based in West Belfast and Londonderry, work in partnership with Sheltered Housing Schemes which provide accommodation for people with physical or mental health needs or older people. These services offer flexible and responsive social care to enhance the quality of life of individuals living in the schemes.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • General public
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Medical/health/sickness
  • Research/evaluation

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£32.6M

Spending

£32.3M

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

(1) To promote, support and explore flourishing mental wellbeing throughout society to achieve mental health and wellbeing for all; (2) to work for and promote the preservation and development of mental health for all those with mental health and learning disability needs; (3) to provide care and support including floating support and to promote and take steps to enable full and independent living for older people and/or persons with mental health and/or learning disability needs; (4) to assist those in need by the provision of domiciliary care for those with or without mental health issues; (5) to work for and promote the study of and research into mental health and learning disability and to obtain and make records of and disseminate information concerning the same for the public benefit; (6) to promote and advance the needs and provide for the relief and support of people affected by mental illness and to promote good mental health; (7) to advance the education of the public to promote good mental health and wellbeing; and (8) to provide general wellbeing services including recreation and educational courses and materials and day support services to promote the general wellbeing of the public.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

Niamh
  • 9 Trustees
  • 855 Employees
  • 90 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Lombard House, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1RD

Trustee board

Trustee
Owen Barr
Mrs Finola O'kane
Mr William Joseph Fitzpatrick
Dr George O'neill
Mr Aidan Browne
Ms Maeve Hully
Ms Aine Gallagher
Michael Hickey
Jill Harrower-Steele

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • In Ireland
  • In Northern Ireland
  • Internationally
  • Malawi