Black Moon Disco launched for People with Learning Difficulties in Newcastle
Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Areas (DEA) in association with Autism Initiatives, successfully launched their exciting new Black Moon Disco in Newcastle. The monthly disco is for adults with learning disabilities and will provide them with an opportunity to dance, socialise and have fun in a safe and positive environment.
Speaking about the DEA initiative, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, “This initiative came to fruition as there are limited social events in the area for adults with learning difficulties. It is important that we deliver programmes that are meeting the needs of everyone within our local community and I am delighted that through the Black Moon Disco, adults with learning difficulties will have an opportunity to connect with others socially in a safe environment.”
Councillor Murnin continued, “The Black Moon Disco will be used as a pilot to gauge the level of interest and demand for similar events, which we hope to develop in the future and introduce to all communities within Newry, Mourne and Down.”
The Black Moon Disco in Newcastle will take place every month on a Wednesday evening from 7pm-10pm in Diamond Pats, Newcastle and volunteers from Autism Initiatives will be on hand each evening. Entry is £4 and family and carers are admitted free of charge.Back