121 Family Resource Centres looking to the future

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.

Since launching in 2018, @DCU_Ability supports young people with disabilities to develop their work based skills & experience to gain employment.

They will host a webinar about inclusive employment on Thursday 3rd Dec from 1-2pm


Today is the last day to cast your vote in our NRN #LEADER Impact Campaign! You can logon on to 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

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Check out this Free Wellness Booklet from Snap. Compiled by Mick Fitzgibbon, this booklet is a practical & uplifting read which can be shared with family & friends. Just follow the link #wellbeing #takecare #snap

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‘The Peoples Transition’ sings of bottom-up development

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:



Social enterprise sector has a new representative body from today

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).