SUMMARY: A special report was published last month to mark the 25th year of the national Family Resource Centre Programme. The 60-page visionary document is called ‘Our Story’ and it looks back but also forward as Family Resource Centres celebrate their grassroots successes. In 2020, all 121 centres played an important role in helping communities respond to the pandemic.
Today is the last day to cast your vote in our NRN #LEADER Impact Campaign! You can logon on to https://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/a-celebration-of-leader-campaign/ to vote for your favourite entries by closing at 6pm today✍️ @DeptRCD @agriculture_ie @theILDN @pobal @LAsIreland @changingireland @irishrurallink
Now having a look at Mick's work. Very simple, great layout, challenging but doable - well, let's see! eg He wants us to become more diligent. Community workers in Kerry were also busy recently. @MentalHealthIrl @theILDN https://www.changingireland.ie/kerrys-mental-health-wellbeing-fest-went-ahead-despite-restrictions/
Pobal’s voluntary board of directors meet nine times a year and you could be taking part in those meetings if you have a community development background, a good internet connection, and get in an application for board membership by this Friday afternoon. Meetings currently take place via Zoom.
A new report signals that we are on the threshold of a possibly great era for community development, local development and social justice. It explains how we can best tackle inequality from the bottom-up. The report by social justice think-tank Tasc and colleagues in Europe puts people and local communities at the heart of the transition. ‘The Peoples Transition’ points out that if the transition is not fair it will not be made at all. Davie Philip reports:
CAPTION: A year ago - last July 19 - the Government’s first National Social Enterprise Policy was launched and, in November, the first National Social Enterprise Conference (run by the Department of Rural and Community Development) took place in Croke Park. Pictured among the attendees are two of the founders of a new body launched today called ‘Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland’ (Seri) - Larry O’Neill, CEO of South Dublin County Partnership and Senan Cooke, author of ‘The Enterprising Community’. They are pictured here with Bernie Walshe from Sunflower Recycling. (PHOTO BY: Changing Ireland).