Philip Dean

Philip Dean Chairperson

Welcome to our website. I hope you take the time to browse through our site and familiarise yourself with the aims, objectives and activities of ‘The Resurgam Community Development Trust.

The Resurgam Trust was incorporated on the 11th January 2011 and as a Development Trust is a member of the Development Trusts Association Northern Ireland.

The Resurgam Trust is based in Laganview Enterprise Centre in the Old Warren Estate, Lisburn and works with community based organisations throughout the entire Lisburn Castlereagh City Council area and further afield. We currently have an individual membership in excess of one thousand, twenty six community based groups, organisations, projects and six social enterprises providing employment for over 100 members of the community.

We are a non-political organisation but feel that it is extremely important to build alliances and relationships with locally elected representatives across all political divides to ensure that our community receives the best care and services available. We believe that this political engagement keeps the issues affecting residents at the forefront and further helps to bring resources into communities where they are needed the most.

The health and wellbeing of our community lies at the heart of or ethos. We act as a lobbyist on behalf of our community to ensure that the educational attainment levels of our young people are raised, and that further educational and training opportunities are available for people of all ages to increase their employability levels. We recently opened our new Healthy Living Centre based in Laganview Enterprise Centre to put the physical and mental health of the community at the forefront of our work

I hope the information you find here gives you a better understanding of our organisation and community network and inspires you to get involved in the satisfying work of creating the environments whereby individuals and groups alike can improve the quality of life for themselves and their children.

Connecting individuals, transforming communities.

Philip Dean