Health and well being event at Destined Feeny

A Feeny group helping 'some of the most isolated people in society' treated members to a health and wellbeing event recently.

Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 2:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 2:30 pm
Destined members Liam Toland, Ryan Forrest, John Murphy, Paul Donaghy, Gavin Mc Ateer, Kevin Burke, Owen Conway with Dungiven boxing champ turned barber, Paul McCloskey.

Destined, establised in the village four years ago, caters for people with learning disabilities living in rural areas.

Charlene Keenan, from Destined, said their members, and others in the same situation, often found it very difficult to access health and/or well-being services.

“The idea behind Tuesday night’s health and well being event was to get a range of individuals/organisations together all under the one roof so as many people with learning disabilities would have the opportunity to access a number of services without having to travel and encounter additional problems such as lengthy waiting lists/times,” Ms Keenan explained. “The event was a huge success and will be followed up by a six-week Health Lives Programme.

Ms Keenan said Destined provided a service for members coming from Limavady, Dungiven, Park, Claudy, Donnemana and all the areas in between to attend the centre.

“We currently provide a service to over 30 people with learning disabilities & their families and also have a parent/carers support group,” said Ms Keenan. “Destined Feeny provides an invaluable service to people who otherwise, in many cases would be left sitting at home alone, with nothing to do and nowhere to go.”

For information, call Destined Feeny on (028)7781141.