We can offer you a range of social inclusion, business and employment support services; community and rural development programmes and one to one support and training programmes.

Are you looking for support?

Find out how DLDC can support you as an individual across a wide range of servcies.

Employment, Self- Employment and Work Placement Supports

Through our DLDC programmes, we offer  range of supports for the following: 

Work Placement Initiative via Community Employment

Our Community work placement initiative provides short-term quality working opportunities with Community, Voluntary and Not-for Profit organisations for 19.5 hours per week to those who have been long-term unemployed.

See the TÚS Programme for more information.

Work Placement in Farming or Fishing

Part-time community work placement opportunity for men/women involved in the farming or fishing industry and in receipt of a social welfare payment. RSS

See the Rural Social Scheme Programme for more information.   

Childcare Work Placement

Placements and an opportunity to pursue a career in Childcare are available for the long-term unemployed through our Community Employment Childcare Scheme.

See the Community Employment (CE) Childcare Scheme for more information.   

Job Seeking Supports

We can provide you with job ready training in areas such as CV preparation, advice and guidance and interview skills.

See the Job Club Programme  for more information.   

Employment Supports

We can help and support you to find employment. We provide a confidential, one-to-one support around writing your CV, Cover Letter and Job Applications. We can also offer help with interviews, re-skilling and training.

See The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for more information.   

Employment, Training and Further Education for Members of the Travelling/Roma Community

Support for employment, further education and training opportunities, for members of the Travelling/Roma community.

See the Traveller Job Club Page for more information.   

Self-Employment Supports

If you are thinking about setting up a new business we can provide you with a confidential service to help you discuss your idea, develop a business plan and cash flow projections. We also offer training and support you to apply for the Short-Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) to support you if you have lost your job and want to start your own business.

See The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for more information.   

Health and Wellbeing Supports

Through our DLDC programmes, we offer  range of supports for the following: 

Community Health Sync Programme

Our Community Health Sync programme aims to support you to improve your health and well-being. Our team can provide you with personal health plans tailored to your needs. They also offer free online programmes on Mindfulness, Art, Music and Physical Activities. …

See the Community Health Sync Programme for more information.

Health and Wellbeing Programmes

Health and Wellbeing Programmes such as Yoga, meditation, Coping with COVID, Chair aerobics, Practical ways to relieve Stress, Minding your mental health are provided through our SICAP Programme.

See The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for more information.   

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Education & Lifelong Learning Supports

We provide one-to-one advice and support in relation to accessing education and lifelong learning opportunities through our SICAP Programme.

  • Programme on gender awareness and social justice for Second Level Students (delivered in conjunction with Donegal Women’s Network)
  • Social Media support Programmes (offered on a small group basis to individuals to help them stay connected)
  • Health & Well Being programmes (Yoga, meditation, Coping with Covid, Chair aerobics, Practical ways to relieve Stress, Minding your mental health)
  • Women in the Home Programme (8-week programme of Personal development)
  • Preparing for retirement (workshops on Succession Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney & Pensions)
  • Training (Food Safety, HACCP, Paperless HACPP)

See The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for more information.   

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Parenting and Family Supports

We provide support and training for parents and families in relation by providing community based programmes and training through our SICAP Programme.

Community based Initiatives to support children with learning difficulties

We provide supports to parents and children with learning difficulties by providing 3 community based programmes supporting children with Dyslexia.

Parenting support Programmes

We support parents as they navigate the various child development phases by providing training and other supports around the areas of Internet Safety, First Aid for Parents, Nutrition

See The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for more information.   

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Volunteering

The volunteer centre is here to help you find a suitable volunteer placement.

We act as the link between people who want to volunteer and organisations that are looking to involve volunteers in the local area. If you are interested in volunteering, but not sure if it’s right for you or how to get started, we are the people to talk to! 

See the Donegal Volunteer Centre for more information.   

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Rural Development Supports

Through our DLDC programmes, we offer  range of supports for the following: 

Rural Development

DLDC promotes rural development and can provide assistance to put plans around your ideas, to provide funding for studies and capital funding for projects.

See the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) for more information.

Recreation Programme

DLDC supports the development, maintenance and promotion of trail based outdoor recreation in County Donegal. Trail route cards from Donegal are available for download. 

See the Rural Recreation Programme for more information.  

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Talk to us to find out more…

What people say about us…

“The supports I received from DLDC for the Back to work Enterprise Allowance were very helpful. The one-to-one support is there if needed and DLDC also provide workshops to assist you with various areas of the business such as marketing and book keeping.”
Self-Employed ClientBack to work Enterprise Allowance
The DLDC workers have been invaluable in helping Ray Community Centre with some recent work that was required. They have been very easy to work with and nothing was any bother. They are very skilled in what they do, are a pleasure to work with”
Ray Community CentreCommunity Hands
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