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Project Governance

The Brooke House project is governed by The Ely Centre

The Ely Centre 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’ in Fermanagh and Tyrone.

Overall management and oversight of the Brooke House project falls under the remit of the Ely Centre Board of Directors, while the project is delivered through a steering group which includes individuals who have been bereaved, injured, or impacted as a result of service with the RUC GS, military and those whose work it is to help them.

The Ely Centre Board of Directors comprises: Mr Jim Dixon (Chairperson), Mr William Wallace (Vice Chairperson), Mrs Esdille Lappin (Secretary), Mrs Rosemary Barton MLA, Mr Andrew Coulter, Mr Roy Crawford, Mrs Anna Dixon, Mr James Mullan, Mrs Mabel Black and Mr Owen Wilson.

The Brooke House Steering Committee members include: Mr Roy Crawford (Chairperson), Mr Jeff Smith (Secretary), Mr Doug Beattie MC, Mr Ben Higgins, Mrs Ann McCormac, Mr Errol McDowell, Mr David McFarland and Mrs Fiona Morrison.


Brooke House was initially funded in 2018 by the Chancellor using LIBOR Funds and in 2019 through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust under its ‘New Ways to Tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families’ programme. In 2020 Brooke House hopes to establish as an independent charity in 2020. A copy of our policies and procedures can be viewed here.