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Rural Development

Empowering People with Learning
Disabilities & Promoting Social

About Destined

Established in 2002, Destined is an
advocacy and user led organisation which
provides personal and social skills
training and social activities for people
with a learning disability to enable them
to participate fully in their community.

Rural Development Project

The Rural Development Project (RDP) is an innovative 2 year project funded under the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD) and managed by Destined.

The project aims to reduce the levels of isolation and exclusion experienced by people with learning disabilities living in rural areas.

Who can we help?

The programme is aimed at people with a learning disability who live in rural areas of North County Derry and who wish to acquire skills that will enable them to participate more fully in their community.

What services are available through
the Rural Development Project?

• Personal & Social Development
• Support through Person
Centred Planning

• Careers & Employment
Information & Advice
• Educational & Vocational
• Drop-In Centre Facilities

“Groups like Destined are very important - I hope more places like Destined open up. I like it very much and I have come a long way since I joined”

(George Harkin - Chairperson-Destined)

“When I was young I was bullied but it’s made me stronger. I think of all those
people and say, ‘Well look at me now.’ I am happy now.”

(Roisin Doherty - Director-Destined)

“Before Destined it was hard to go out and do things. I stayed in the house, sitting doing nothing. Then I heard
about Destined, and it made a difference to my life.”

(Deirdre Mc Guiness-Destined Member)

“Since I came to Destined I have got a lot more con dent and a lot more accepting of
my disability. I haven’t been lonely since I joined but before that I would have been lonely a lot”

(Michael Cole - Destined Member)

“I have lots of friends now in Destined - I’m as happy as Larry”




(Dympna Markey Director-Destined)

“I never went out until I went to Destined. It’s
really brilliant. I really enjoy it. There is something different all the time”

(Bernadette Bradley - Destined Member)

If you would like more information
please contact us:
Charlene Keenan
Destined Ltd
Unit 5
Feeny Village Centre
BT47 4FD
Tel: (028) 7778 1141
Mob: 07923075608

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