Rosemount Resource Centre was formed in 1988 by a group of local people as the result of a bombed building collapsing and almost killing a child at play. The group set about examining the needs of the local area and having squatted in an old port-a-cabin belonging to Derry City Council it soon established a small service providing welfare Rights advice, painting and decorating and home visitation for the elderly and disabled.
Today the Centre owns its own building and is in partnership with local, regional and universal groups. Its projects now include Various services designed to best serve our community and an extensive Welfare Rights Service. The centre is also part of a cross-community consortium delivering the "Steps to Work" programe and the Training for Success amongst other training and placement opportunities. The individual stories of each of these developments are in themselves experiences in Community Development.
We aquired the appropriate skills and idenitfied two areas of need which were social/personal development and core skills.
Rosemount Resource Centre is but one example of how community development is being tackled.
Administrator Sandra Sweeney
Youth Officer Darren O'Reily
Monday - Thursday 9am- 5pm
Friday - 9am - 4pm