Author: Julie White

Residents Engagement

Glenowen newsletter door drop

To all Glenowen residents thank you for chatting with us as we delivered our Autumn Newsletter across the area

If we didn’t get you there will be a newsletter in your door. Have a read, get in touch, there’s something for everyone

Get in touch!

Recovery Walk Derry / Northern Ireland 2023

Saturday the 30th September 10am Ebrington Square

The Recovery Walk NI is the largest outdoor recovery event in Northern Ireland, supported by various organisations and community groups throughout NI. Held during International Recovery Month, The Recovery Walk NI is family friendly and highly invitational event to honour those we have lost to substance use, to celebrate those currently navigating recovery, and to highlight why recovery is so important within our communities

The walk is an excellent way to bring addiction, substance use, and recovery out of the shadows. build new connections and support networks and meet others navigating life after addiction. As well as the walk there will be access to support and information stalls, food, music and fun on the day.

The Route Leaving Ebrington Square @ 10.00am Walk to NW Transport Hub Travel by Road up Duke Street – Across Craigavon bridge – Carslile Road – Ferryquay Street – The Diamond – Shipquay Street. Whittaker Street – across Foyle |Embankment – cross peace bridge. Arrive Ebrington Square @ 11.00am

On completion there will be access to service and information stalls, a Mayoral address; food; music and a family atmosphere. Brought to you in partnership with: ARC Fitness Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum The Northlands Centre Developing Healthy Communities HURT The National Lottery Community Fund

Registration is FREE and can be found at:

One Stop shop for information on Dementia

Thursday 21st September 11am – 1pm hosted by our friends in Foyleside Shopping Centre.

There will be a wide range of services available with leaflets and information and a chance to chat to experienced staff. There will be representation from rural services as well.

You may be worried about a loved one displaying possible symptoms such as memory loss so this is a good opportunity to talk about this. Or you may have noticed in someone with a learning disability, a change in behaviour and we have an experienced dementia nurse at hand to chat to.

The Western Health and Social Care Trust Memory Service is also available as well as other charities such as Dementia NI and Alzheimer’s society

Please spread the word!

Carers Monthly Drop In

Autumn tern start date released

We will begin hosting our monthly drop in for carers looking after someone with dementia on Thursday 28th at the Old Library Trust 6pm. These sessions alternate between day and evening sessions to allow those who may be working/looking after young children etc to attend. Simply drop in and you can meet other carers and have a chat over a cuppa.  In this session, we will be looking to hear what carers would like more information to plan the term.  

Contact Sinead on 028 71 373870 or email for more information or simply turn up on the night.

World Suicide Prevention Day

At OLT we support local people by:

➡ Raising awareness

➡ Reducing stigma

➡ Informed Actions

➡ Wrap around Support

“Creating hope through action” @OLTHLC here to help in whatever way we can. Get in touch!

Hive Cancer Support at OLT

Born in 2005, we were originally known as The Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support Group. In 2023, we rebranded to Hive Cancer Support to encompass all of our progress, developments and service offerings.

Our voluntary initiative was founded in collaboration between the Bogside & Brandywell Women’s Group, the Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum (BBHF) and representatives from the local health authority, who identified a high rate of Breast Cancer in the area.

The group flourished under the guidance and support of the BBHF, and in 2009 it became a standalone registered charity based at The Gasyard Centre.

We identified a growing demand to support people with all types of Cancer. As a result, we now offer a wraparound, holistic, person-centred approach to supporting families affected, both directly and indirectly, by Cancer.

After recognising the importance of Cancer awareness, early detection, and prevention, we established our Education Strategy which evolved into hosting workshops and information events.

Hive Cancer Support promotes vibrant, informed communities and has now expanded to include continued provision of extended quality service to local people in Creggan.

Drop into the unit at OLT any time for advice, guidance and support

Thanks you Hive Creggan team

Feile Summer Madness Bingo 2023

Eyes down…

What a great night of bingo with over 80 local residents taking part in this years annual bingo event. Hosted by Billy Carlin, lots of cash prizes as well as entry into our FREE raffle for spot prizes that included Air fryer, Slow cookers, Vouchers for Euro spar, Pauls butchers and Cost cutters an much more.

Well done everyone and thank you to everyone for making it another great success!

Big Billy Carlin calling the numbers in the Feile 23 Old Library Trust’s ‘Summer Madness Bingo’ at the Bishop’s Field Centre on Thursday evening. (Photos: Jim McCafferty Photography)
Some of the ladies enjoying the ‘Summer Madness Bingo’ at Bishop’s Field on Thursday evening.
Total concentration at the ‘Summer Madness Bingo’ on Thursday.
The ‘Summer Madness Bingo’ at the Bishop’s Field Centre on Thursday evening, held as part of Feile 23.

Feile Traditional Food & Music Set 2023

Our Traditional music & food afternoon was a great success.

Thanks to Dougie breslin & Steven Carlin for great music, stories and craic!

Thanks to the Foyle Foodbank for our food & refreshments!

…and of course to everyone that called in and enjoyed the session!