Sunday, July 17, 2011

Community development in Dublin 12

Keep an eye on what's happening through the Programme in Dublin 12 via this blog from community workers with Rathmines Pembroke Community Partnership. The photo is taken from coverage on the blog about a 'Strengthening Families Programme', an internationally recognised parenting and family strengthening program for families. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We've mapped 120+ projects in the LCDP

'Changing Ireland' has mapped over 120 projects in the Local and Community Development Programme.
We've pinpointed 95% of the locations to within metres and you can access the project/companies' email, phone and website details through the map.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAP AND ZOOM INYou can click on a location for full details.
A screenshot of the LCDP map by 'Changing Ireland'
Viewers can see all the projects together OR choose to only view (a) Local Development Companies, (b) projects on islands, for women and for Travellers, (c) Projects that provide specialist or national expertise, (d) Community Development Projects that operate under new alternative arrangements.
The Department's and Pobal's locations are also mapped as are projects that receive Programme funding yet do not fit neatly under any label for now.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Limerick leads way with integrated service

Minister Joan Burton outside the new integrated office
Today, the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton officially opened the new premises of Northside Local Employment Service at Watch House Cross, Moyross, Limerick.
“This approach very much fits with my Department’s policy of integration of services,” said the Minister,” adding that she was struck by the “enthusiastic and imaginative way Limerick LES” delivers their service.
The new office offers information and advice, job mediation, career guidance and job placement.
The premises are a result of the merging of two full time Outreach Offices of the Local Employment Service (LES) which were located in Moyross and St. Munchin’s Community Centres. 
“I recall planning meetings when we said that we’ll meet clients on the beach in Ballybunion if need be,” said Sexton Cahill of the PAUL Partnership.
The new location is beside a bookies and at the entrance to Moyross, at the Watch House Cross Shopping Centre.
Local people are saying the location couldn’t have been better chosen.
This blog posting will be updated with further details, including web links, later.