Decorum NI is a Charity supporting all former members of the security forces – and their families, who served during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Due to their service many have suffered psychological and/or physical injuries which unfortunately escalate as they get older.
Many are on personal journeys of reconciliation but, due to being conditioned and institutionalised for many years, find difficulty in trusting and communicating with strangers. There are also security and safety issues which can lead to social isolation.
Decorum NI provides a safe and secure environment where all likeminded people can avail of support, help and advice as appropriate to individual needs. Decorum NI members have the opportunity to integrate with the wider community including youth groups and being a part of that community as opposed to being apart from that community.
The Living History Exhibition at Decorum NI encourages discussion and interaction between members and other like-minded groups who can visit by prior arrangement. Decorum NI particularly welcomes young people who wish to learn more about the Troubles through organised visits and educational sessions. Members are keen in Remembering the Past and Building the Future ensuring that the experiences of almost 40 years of the Troubles are never repeated.
Below is an example of the approximate running costs incurred for the various activities within Decorum NI for ONE WEEK!
If you feel you would like to financially support any one or more of these, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Drop in Centre per week – £340
Weekly Therapy Classes –
Writing, Flower Arranging, Fishing, Craft, Crochet, Genealogy, Painting, per week – £50
Monthly Outreach Clinic for isolated Members – £120
Monthly Social Isolation Support Group – £60
Bi-annual Mail Drop to Socially isolated – £210
Talking Therapy Session – £35
You can also support the work of Decorum NI by:
➢ Organise a fundraising event (you could use our premises)
➢ Leaving a legacy
➢ Money in lieu of, for example – Birthdays, Flowers, Christmas Cards
➢ Leaving a donation on the Home Page with My Donate which you also may Gift Aid
➢ Advertise you/your Company or Group on our ‘Fundraisers’ webpage for the year
➢ Invite you/your Company or Group for a free guided tour of our exhibition.
➢ Invite you or a representative from your Company or Group to our Annual Awards Evening.
➢ Invite you to participate in a Press Photograph where appropriate