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The Metropolitan Sanctuary for Children with Disability was opened in 2007 through the vision of Terry Fairfowl. It is managed by Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle Church in Belfast Northern Ireland.


Rehabilitation services include medical assessments and nursing care, medicine, physical and occupational therapy, an orthotics and prosthetics service and a specialised seating clinic, with the seats and other rehabilitation devices specially made on site from recycled used cartons / cardboard! Our rehabilitation is unique in that we train and empower caregivers on an individually taylored home program of positioning, handling and caregiving techniques, together with simple exercises, in order to help our children and their caregivers reach their maximum potenital.  


The Sanctuary offers midweek daily day care for children with disability, focusing on children who are normally kept alone indoors during the day.


Through importing of donated goods and close partnership with other charitable organisations, the Sanctuary is also privileged to also offer regular provision of wheelchairs and other pieces of adaptive equipment.


The focus of the work is sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a practical way and reaching out to those often deemed as the 'least' in the community.