About Us

Omagh Independent Advice Services provides a free, confidential and independent advice

Call Us: 028 8224 3252

Text Us: 078 8900 2207

Email Us: info@oias.co.uk


We’re here to help

Omagh Independent Advice Services provides a free, confidential and independent advice, information and representational service on;

  • Social Security Matters;
  • Disability Benefits including the completion of benefit application forms;
  • Debt/Money Advice;
  • Tax Credits;
  • Employment Rights
  • Housing;
  • Consumer problems
  • Community Care;
  • Provision of free representation at Social Security & Disability Appeal Tribunals and Industrial Tribunals;
  • Provision of free representation in Bankruptcy/Insolvency cases;
  • All other aspects of Social Welfare Law.

Our services can be accessed by telephone, text, email, drop-in, appointment, or in exceptional circumstances home-visit. Staff are also available to provide talks and information sessions.

The centre is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm

Drop-in Sessions operate Tuesday and Thursday between 10am-12pm and 2pm – 4pm

The centre is located on the second floor of Omagh Community House, 2 Drumragh Avenue, Omagh.
It shares the building with a wide variety of other community and voluntary organizations which enables referrals, signposting and networking between groups.

Omagh Independent Advice Services are members of Advice NI, Law Centre NI and Housing Rights.
We are accredited with Investors in People and hold the NI Advice Quality Standard. We are also registered with the Office of the Immigration Services (OISC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Our Vision

“To assist, empower and enable people to assert their individual rights”

Our Purpose

To provide a free, quality, independent advice and representation to the whole community

Our Values

  • Professionalism
  • Impartiality
  • Equality
  • Empowerment
  • Confidentiality
  • Accessibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Accountability

Our Staff

All our Advisors are vastly experienced and meet all of the training requirements as required under the NI Advice Quality Standards. 

Michael Roddy – Manager
Annette McCaffrey – Generalist Adviser
Gary McIntyre – Welfare Reform Adviser
Jill Boyd – Debt/Money Adviser
Caoimhe McPhie – Admin/ Triage
Nigel Scott – Finance Officer


Our Management Committee

Omagh Independent Advice Services is a registered charity governed by a voluntary Management Committee which is elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members are drawn from a wide range of areas and include 3 Fermanagh and Omagh District Councillors.

The following were elected to the Management Committee for the year 2020/21 at our Annual General Meeting:

Conor Keys – FOCUS – Chairperson
Jim Sharkey – Gallows Hill Community Association – Vice Chairperson
Mary T Conway – Omagh Rural Association – Secretary
Roddy Hackett – Omagh Credit Union – Treasurer
Karolina Wenta – Omagh Ethnic Support Group
Marty Woodhead – St Vincent De Paul
Geraldine Keys – Omagh Volunteer Centre
Hazel McGuigan – Campsie Residents Association
Barry McMenamin – MENCAP
Cllr Barry McElduff – Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Cllr Errol Thompson – Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Cllr Mary Garrity – Fermanagh and Omagh District Council