Community in Unity
To promote changes collectively in the Lifford / Clonleigh area to enhance people’s quality of life by bringing about equality of opportunity and justice in a holistic way.
A committee of twelve people drawn from Croaghan Heights a local housing estate came together to form what is now the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.
Frustrated by neglet, lak of resources and facilities in the area, the Committee were keen to work towards making Lifford a better place in which to live. Initially the group worked from a small portakabin but soon realised that, if they were to achieve their aims and objetives, more suitable premises would have to be obtained.
The then North Western Health Board supported the Committee by appointing a part-time Community Worker. In December 1992, the Project was included in the Community Development Programme, funded by the Department of Social Welfare, now the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, assisting groups to staff and equip local resource centres.
The Project is managed by a voluntary Management Committee - people from the local community who give their time on a voluntary basis to ensure that the work carried out by the project meets with the needs of the local community.
Many other volunteers are involved in various projects within the Centre
- History Links Project
- Primary Case
- Adult Education Training Programmes / Courses / Classes
- Monthly Newsletter
- Computer Internet Access
- Outreach Centre for FÁS, Social Welfare, Garda Siochana
- Networking / representation on local and regional organisations
- Policy Work
- Supporting local Community Groups
- Youth Programmes and cross-border Youth Programmes
- Parent and Toddlers
- Friday Pensioners Day
- Playgroup and out of schools childcare service
- Scouts Group
- Karate Club
- Garden Project
- Beechwood Grove Residents Association
- Lifford / Clonleigh 50 Group
- Lifford / Clonleigh Lone Parents
- Lifford Womens’ Group
- Golden Oldies Group
- Lifford and Castlefinn Community Health Forum