Everyone is welcome at Number 45.

There are no expectations.

Its is a place for us all.

Who are we?

 

Number 45 is an accessible building in Sligo town, open to anyone who wants to expand their horizons. We strive to create a comfortable, inspiring community space where everyone can meet, engage and have fun.

Opened by the Sligo Centre for Independent Living, Number 45 was conceived in response to the isolation SCIL was seeing among its members as well as a diminished sense of belonging in communities in general.

Number 45 was the vision of Sligo CIL’s board and staff to be the change we wish to see in the community. This vision has been supported from the very start by a number of agencies including the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. 

We’re always actively working to create a space where community outreach and inclusion is always a priority. A space where everyone – from the bereaved, the lonely, those with disabilities, able people, older people, younger people, people who feel they have no label at all — could meet each other.

Everyone is welcome; there are no conditions for acceptance within our walls. We don’t want to change you. We don’t want to ‘fix’ you. We like you just as you are. The aim is to break down barriers between different sectors and create a welcoming, inspiring place for the entire community.

Sligo CIL is a not-for-profit organisation committed to inclusion, equality and empowerment for people with disabilities. Its mission is to facilitate people with disabilities to lead independent lives, make choices and participate in mainstream society. While Number 45 was created by Sligo CIL, this space is not for just one section of the community. 

 

A poem written by one of our regulars Ed McPhillips which perfectly describes the atmosphere and unity of everyone who walks through our doors every week. We felt it should be shared with you all. “A unity together a tribe, we 45-ers”