‘Let each of us look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others’

Welcome to Ely

Ely  is a Registered Charity specialising in the provision of multi-disciplinary support services for civilians, security force personnel and their families, who have experienced bereavement and injury as a result of the “Troubles".

Ely  is committed to serving innocent victims and survivors, ex service personnel, their families and carers by providing evidenced based outcome focused treatments, prevention and support services that address issues of declining psychological, physical health, social and financial difficulties arising as a result of terrorism.

The Charity was originally formed by relatives of the bereaved and injured of 1987 Enniskillen Poppy Day Bomb  which claimed the lives of 12 innocent civilians and injured scores more,and  has over the last three decades developed into a proven centre of excellence in providing care and support for victims of terrorism and their families, from across Northern Ireland, Veterans of HM Forces and the Security Forces. 

Ely  has Offices in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Markethill and Portadown in Co Armagh from where we provide 4 broard areas of support to address the needs of Victims and Survivors of the Troubles , Veterans of HM Forces, Security Force Members and their families from across Northern Ireland and further afield. 

Mindwell NI :  Ely Health & Well Being Services

Connect :        Ely Family and Community Services

Source :          Ely Benefits Advice Services 

Dixon:             Ely Legacy and Remembrance Services


For a comprehensive overview of the broad range of services which The Ely Centre provides, please download a copy of our 2021 2022 Review

ELY 2021 -2022 Operational Review 

The following guidance has been implemented to ensure your continued safety at Ely Centre in person and online events.

Guidance for Attendance at Ely Centre Events and Guidance for Attendance on Ely Centre Online Events. 

The Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TDPDS) vpsenquiries@elycentre.co.uk 

If you are not a previous client of the Ely Centre and are seeking our support to apply to The TDPDS or Victims Payment Scheme, then we encourage you to visit the welfare advice section on our services page to learn more of how we can support you in this and other welfare matters. 

Become a Member of The Ely Centre

Registration is Free and Easy

Click on the following links, Print off and Complete the Registration form and Data Protection Form, leave it into our offices, email it for covenience  or post it back to us,

Ely Centre Client Registration Form 


Would you like to join our team. The Ely Centre seeking are always seeking suitably qualified and experienced Individuals to support us in the delivery of our  project services.

TPDPS Welfare Support Officers (FT) Enniskillen and Portadown (Closed)

Candidate Information Pack

Candidate Application Form

Candidate Equal Opportunities Form

Sessional Opportunities 

Family/Systemic Therapist  Candidate Information Pack    Application Pack and EO Form 

Family /Systemic Practitioner/Counsellor   Candidate Information Pack     Application Pack   Info pack 

Sessional Data Input Controller (TPDPS)      

TPDPS Role Description and Application Form (word version)  EO Monitoring Form (closed for application) (CLOSED) 

Sessional Talking Therapists                       

(open for applications)

Talking Therapist Practitioner Role Description

Talking Therapist Application Form 

Sessional Complementary Therapists            

Sessional Complementary Therapist Application Form (open for applications)

Self Declaration Form  


The Ely Centre takes the privacy of its beneficiaries and supporters very seriously and adheres to all aspects of General Data Protection Regulation. Please familiarise yourself with our Privacy Policy below before submitting your details.

Data Protection and Privacy Policy 

Data Protection and Privacy Policy Form    

Contact Details :

Western Office:  Enniskillen    T: 02866320977, 52 & 60 Forthill Street, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, BT74 6AJ:E: Info@elycentre.co.uk    

Southern Office : Markethill    T : 02837552447 , 7 Fairgreen Road, Markethill, Co Armagh BT60 1PW E: info@elycentre.co.uk 

Additional Resources:

Directory of Mental Health Services - Western Area Download brochure

Directory fo Mental Health Services - Southern Area Download brochure   


If you have a complaint about our service, or if you believe that a member of staff/ sessional staff/ trustee or Ely member has breached the service standards or you have concerns about their conduct there are procedures in place to make a complaint. Please see our complaints policy and compliants form within our governance section. 



As an injured RUC officer, I was suspicious, even reluctant to undergo counselling. I knew that I needed it but knew nothing about what to expect. I’m glad I made the decision to go; I know its really helping me, it’s a long road but I am coping so much better now. .

I recommend counselling to anyone feeling down or depressed particularly around the anniversary of loved ones. For me it really provides me with extra strength and support when I really need it most .

I was seriously injured in an IRA bomb and I find that the physical therapies really ease the pain and help me relax more. They are becoming more and more of a lifeline for me as I get older.

Having experienced and caring people managing my welfare and benefit concerns I know that I don’t have to worry.

I can unwind and be myself, the team have all been affected one way or another by the troubles and these experiences help them to provide the help for others who have been affected.

Superb counselling for PTSD.

review by Army Veteran

They have helped me in so many ways, from being there for me when I need someone to listen to helping me get the financial support which I need.

I love the social activities, and the days away together as these are a chance for me to meet with old friends and colleagues with whom we experienced so much together”.