Willowfield Parish Community Association was set up 10 years ago in inner east Belfast to benefit local residents; teenagers, elderly, lone parents, primary aged children, unemployed, families struggling with the impact of deprivation and poverty.
The Willowfield area (straddling Woodstock & the Mount) is identified as top 10% of social deprivation. WPCA working with Willowfield Church runs a variety of support programmes, i.e. recovering alcoholics, homework clubs, English language classes, sports/ healthy lifestyle kids programmes, volunteer programmes, detached youth work (schools and local streets), lifestyle and self–esteem programmes.
We connect with several hundred local people each week impacted by sectarianism, social deprivation, educational underachievement, and low employment opportunities.