South Down MP, Chris Hazzard has commended Newry’s Head Injury Support service as a “fantastic community resource” that is changing the lives of many people in very challenging circumstances.

Speaking at the official launch of the ‘Creative Minds’ project, the South Down MP said he was “genuinely amazed by the Head Injury Support facility on Kildare Street.

Chris Hazzard MP with Head Injury Support user Moya Murphy, Council Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew, and former MLA Mick Murphy.
Chris Hazzard MP with Head Injury Support user Moya Murphy, Council Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew, and former MLA Mick Murphy.

Mr Hazzard said “It has been a brilliant experience to meet with so many talented and gifted individuals who have come through such challenging circumstances and utilise this wonderful facility in such a positive way. You can not overstate just how positively life-changing a facility like this can be.

“I was also pleasantly surprised to see that all of the produce on display in the shop window was designed, created and even up-cyceld by those who utilise the support services.

Mr Hazzard added “I want to thank everybody out there who have helped sustain and invest in this facility - without your generosity and commitment to local people there simply would be no facility here in Newry to cater for so many people throughout the wider South Down area.”