Derry ~ Londonderry

Derry ~ Londonderry

Brandywell and Creggan

What’s happening in this area?

Health and Well-being

The Old Library Trust is the lead partner in the delivery of the Communities in Transition Health and Wellbeing project for Creggan and Brandywell area & are partnered and supported by the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum. The project has delivered several large community health and wellness events to engaging families, individuals and specialised groups through outdoor exercise, mental health workshops, wellbeing treatment services, online physical and mental health campaigns.  It has recruited and upskilled 16 local health champions, installed new innovative community Kiosks across various locations in the area and provided person centred mentoring for 50 local people.

The Community Kiosks showcase local community organisations, along with programmes and services that they offer. These kiosks will enable local people to self-refer themselves onto programmes that fit their needs.  The person centred mentoring programme empowered beneficiaries to improve their health and wellbeing. Further information can be found @OLTHLC Facebook / Instagram / Twitter and OLTHLC YouTube Channel – Triax Community Kiosk Videos – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71_rFJRjeh8gzSMKzXg2SNudJOtRJZdS  

Employability

Extern NI are delivering an employability and training support programme in Creggan and Brandywell. The programme includes individual support action plans, personal support and work readiness mentoring, employability ‘soft skills’ training and paid work placements.

Culture and Identity

Gas Yard Wall Feile Limited are delivering an arts project to increase the capacity of indivudals and groups to be the agents of social shanges in their area. There will be provision of training in arts as a pathway into employment or volunteering as well as programme of arts and cultural activity to positively showcase the local area.

Restorative Practice

The STARS project (Striving to Achieve a Restorative Society) is working to increase the use of restorative practices in community settings. The project will work to increase awareness of restorative practices and provide training and mentoring in use of restorative methodologies. 

Ex Prisoner Support

Tar Isteach are delivering an EX Prisoner support project in four Communities in Transition areas, including in Creggan and Brandywell. The project is working towards de-romanticing the past and providing ex-prisoners in the community the opportunity to demonstrate their contribution to society as well as providing support services including advocacy, welfare rights and mental health support.

     

 Funded by The Executive Office