The Space & Place grant will enable Destined to develop a North West Learning Disability Centre on the site of the Foyle Valley Railway Museum providing a centralised resource for the whole community.
Destined are a charity established in 2002 to address the needs of people with learning disabilities.
The new Learning Disability Centre will provide services to people living in the urban and rural parts of the Derry City and Strabane Council areas and will be a focus for the social inclusion of people with learning disabilities. It will adopt a Healthy Living Centre model and will have a number of key functions including the provision of education, training, employment, as well as social and recreational activities for the learning disabled community.
The Centre will also be a community venue for the delivery of services by statutory agencies and will provide strategic direction and co-ordination for the wider learning disability community.