Resource Centre has for almost eight years been involved in some
level of youth work, running one off specific project, negotiating
with small groups of local youth, coordinating local youth
involvement in wider youth activities and dealing with individuals on
a one to one basis.
six years ago we undertook to establish an ongoing semi-regular youth
project based in our Centre to be known as the Rosemount Youth
project was to be the first step in establishing and Outer West Youth
Forum representing all of the youth groups and interests in this
wider area. Until
Children in Need funding became available all of this activity and
work was carried out on a purely voluntary basis and as such was
necessarily of an Ad Hoc nature with little resources or formal
In Need funding has allowed us to employ some staff and structure our
activities and input in a much
more efficient and coordinated manner.
on street intervention team operate two weekend evenings per week
from 7pm until 10pm on Fridays and 7.30pm to 9pm on Saturdays.
on street intervention team interact with young people who are
detached from mainstream youth provision. These youths hang around
the Rosemount area every weekend with very little to do and therefore
some of these young people end up on the street drinking. The
majority however are just there to hang around.
their time on the street the team has also came into contact with
young people under the heavy influence of drink and drugs which has
sometimes resulted in immediate intervention with PSNI, emergency
services and Derry City Council Community Safety Wardens.
main duty of this team is to offer alternatives to the young people
in the Rosemount and surrounding areas. The team hold events and
activities in the RRC, Brooke Park leisure centre and have
facilitated trips away to other community settings and areas of the
city, in order to provide the young people with an alternative to