LDSIP Annual Progress Report Template for 2007
Please submit by e-mail to Katherine Byrne (email@example.com)
by Friday 15th February 2008
This template has 3 parts:
A. Annual progress report on the LDSIP for 2007
B. Report on Implementation Action Plan in relation to adjustment of
C. Leverage: Report for 2007 on leverage of funds from other sources
NOTE: This template relates only to existing areas covered by the LDSIP. A
separate report will be requested on the use of additional funds that were
allocated for the extension of coverage of the programme to new areas. The
deadline for this separate report will be the beginning of April 2008.
PART A: ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT ON LDSIP 2007
A1. STRATEGIES 2007
This section should provide information on each strategy in 2007 and on selected
key actions within each strategy. Please try to cover each of the main elements
of each measure as implemented by you. The following table can be used for
Services to the Unemployed
Strategy Objectives Implementation / selected Progress / outcomes
Links to Pre-employment This inter-agency initiative Measurable outcomes for
Employment: training for specific is implemented using an 2007 show progress of
Gateway target group by the integrated approach that participants as follows:
Project provision of: promotes equal
Technical, opportunities for 30 women received 93
Personal, Health, disadvantaged women and FETAC Awards in: 1)
Vocational and recovering drug users. The Childcare, Level 5, 2)
Educational women are placed in Basic Education, Levels
Interventions. employment following 3 & 5, 3) Office Skills,
advance training and Level 3, 4) Job Seeking
educational interventions. Skills, Level 3, and 5)
Accredited training was
in Microsoft by 10
35 Work Experience
achieved. This led to 2
Job Placements (to June
Enterprise To practically and Through collaboration 13 clients (5 Female/8
Support financially support between the DICP, DCEB, Male) directly benefited
DICP beneficiaries DSFA, DIT, FAS, ICES and from the DICP financial
commencing in the Larkin Centre, this allocation provided in ’07
Self-Employment support structure enables and during their initial
clients to maximise their stages of business
progression efforts as they planning.
commence in Self-
Strategy Objectives Implementation / selected Progress / outcomes
Enabling the Facilitating the To facilitate the participation The DICP continues to
Social Inclusion participation of low- of local authority tenants invest in local
of low income income local experiencing poverty and organisations to provide
individuals, authority tenants social exclusion in local support to low-income
families and experiencing poverty regeneration and development families with a particular
groups. and social exclusion programmes. focus on residents from
Promoting Social in local regeneration To promote the interests of local authority housing.
Integration. and development existing tenants groups in the This investment continues
programmes in four quadrants of Dublin’s to deliver increased
Dublin’s Inner City. Inner City. leader capacities and
To support the development capabilities in local
of new tenants groups in authority housing
previously unorganised areas. complexes.
To facilitate the productive
interaction between residential
groups and State, Voluntary
To promote and extend the
concept of community gain in
Supporting the Maintaining an Support the maintenance of an Thought the local
co-ordination of independent assertive independent umbrella network community- based
community-based community-based of social inclusion networks, the DICP
Social Inclusion social inclusion community-based service facilitates a more
Infrastructure. infrastructure to providers in Dublin’s North effective use of resources
support the East Inner City. in community
implementation of Co-ordination of a strategic development and social
effective measures to and collaborative needs- inclusion in the inner city.
combat poverty and based focus on the relevant Through investment in a
social exclusion. community-based service community led
providers in the Inner City. infrastructure it enhances
Develop a diversity and anti the ability of state service
racism plan for the North East providers to better co-
Inner City. ordinate and develop
Co-ordinate an interagency tailored services to those
collaborative approach of inner city residents in
service provision to children greatest need.
at risk, opiate users, lone
parents, low-income families,
and people living in local
authority complexes suffering
Advocating to policy makers a
positive response from
statutory service providers to
enhance the efficiency of
services to those in greatest
Monitor and record targeted
outcomes from the above
Lead agency will be the Local
Community Based Network.
Strategic Partners: DICP, and
local community and statutory
service providers, Drugs Task
Forces and CDPs.
Capacity The provision of The provision of a Research Through investment in
development, technical advice and and Policy Officer who will technical support and
technical support to local facilitate the development of advice, the DICP enables
assistance and authority tenants and knowledge- based social local residents to
training. other social inclusion development proposals as a participate in
community–based means to lobby for increased development and
organisations. public social investment to regeneration decisions
combat social exclusion. and fora. This ensures that
Delivery of capacity training residents benefit from the
to local tenants and regeneration of their
volunteers to enable them to areas.
influence decisions that affect
the management and
development of their estates.
Deliver advocacy and capacity
building training and support
to develop strategies for
regeneration of sustainable
Promoting Social Develop an Cultural action research Greater integration and
Integration evidenced- based initiative to identify the access to services by
(migrants/New response to ensure tensions and blockage points vulnerable members of
Communities) resources are targeted between the Chinese and the new and migrant
to support individual indigenous community and to communities living in
and family migrants explore ways of enhancing Dublin’s inner city.
in greatest need. communication within an
Develop the intercultural context.
organisational and In partnership with integrating
leadership of agencies such as LIR,
migrant- led Integrating Ireland, NCP, the
organisations. DICP will invest in the means
Innovative to enhance the capacity of
programmes that migrant- led organisations and
support the social groups.
inclusion and Working with migrant- led
integration of organisations, the DICP will
migrant children and identify the specific needs of
their families. vulnerable children of migrant
Initiatives that and minority ethnic families.
support access to and Continue investing in
development of relationship building with
services for minority ethnic- led
vulnerable minority organisations to identify ways
ethnic individuals, to enhance access to state
families and groups. services provision for the
minority ethnic community.
Strategy Objectives Implementation / selected Progress / outcomes
Supporting Integration of aged a. provision of training in a. 8 Students enrolled in
and out minors. FETAC- accredited Beauty Beauty course in Crumlin
enabling course for 8 female AOM’s College
integration b. provision of football b. 15 male students
of excluded training for 15 male AOM’s attended 7 football
individuals sessions in Astro park,
Community-Based Youth Initiatives
Strategy Objectives Implementation/selected key Progress/outcomes
Promoting To support the The actions set out below are Continued investment in
Developmental effective targeting targeted to enhance and youth initiatives allows
Youth Work and and enhanced co- complement existing statutory the DICP to support
Youth Integration ordination of youth and community-based youth greater targeting of
Programme services, education service provision targetted at youth development
programmes and vulnerable and disadvantaged activities and the ability
development young people and their to further reach young
interventions to families. people living in
children at risk and Actions: disadvantaged areas and
their parents in The co-ordination of voluntary enhanced coordination
Dublin’s inner city. and community based youth between youth
initiatives in Dublin’s inner development and
city; delivery services.
In the ICON area, securing
training from CDYSB and
CYC to support local tenant
groups to set up voluntary
Liase with the relevant public
and private bodies to facilitate
the effective delivery of the
proposed O’Devaney Gardens
Youth and Community Centre.
Co-ordinate interagency youth,
education, sports, leisure and
employment training activities
to over come poverty and
exclusion of parents and
children living in O’Devaney
In Partnership with the City of
Dublin Youth Services Board,
Drugs Task Force and local
schools, facilitate accredited
youth education and training
programmes in St. Teresa’s
Lead Agency: City of Dublin
Youth Services Board in
collaboration with community
infrastructure in the ICON,
SWIC and NWIC area, St.
Teresa’s Gardens and
Strategic Partners: Dublin City
Council, Drugs Task Force,
DICP, CDVEC and Dept of
Education and Science.
Community Based Youth Initiative
Strategy Objectives Implementation / selected Progress / outcomes
Co- Increase access of Provision of psychological 20 students between 5 ,
ordination students with assessments to 20 students. 6 class in primary
and “special needs” to school and first year at
expansion resource supports second level provided
of statutory at second level. with up-to-date
assessment to enable
them to access resource
hours in first year of
Provide second delivery of bespoke maths 14 teachers received
level teachers with training to 14 second level algebra maths sets and
relevant maths teachers began to develop new
professional approach to teaching
development maths in second level
Provide 18 5 class Funding of 8-week artist Students’ work on
students with in residence course display in The Ark
participate in artist
programme in The
Improve the Drafting of submission on Meeting took place
entitlements of increased maintenance with Students
young grant payments for young Support Unit;
unaccompanied unaccompanied refugees awaiting response
funding at third
Establishment of Establishment of inter- Working groups
Grangegorman agency groups with working on their brief
Joint community participation and proposal for
Implementation on: local access officer
Group to increase Adult education sent to RAPID/DAF.
access to School
campus for local access officer
people Library facilities
Local labour and
Anti-racism training Youth group staff aware Full attendence at
for staff of youth of definition of racism, training session
group awareness of own
prejudices and ability to
deal with manifestations
Third level Supplement Millennium Funding distributed
Supports fund by providing financial for 2006-7 and in
support to low-income process of
residents of inner city distribution for 2007-
studying at third level 8
Second level Design, delivery, collation SSN principals have
Schools Network and analysis of survey of up-to date profile of
second level schools in schools in inner city
A2. CASE STUDY
Please provide a case study that describes in more detail one key action or a
group of related actions. One case study is sufficient (approx. half a page). The
case study should focus particularly on developments during 2007, but can also
refer to previous years. The case study should indicate outcomes (whether
qualitative or quantitative) and lessons learned. It should ideally include an
indication of how the impact of the work might be assessed.
If possible, the case study should describe integrated work across more than one
measure of the LDSIP. Where this is done, the case study should indicate the
connections between actions under different measures and, where appropriate,
the connections between the LDSIP and other programmes that you have
CASE STUDY A: Proposed 2007/2008 Pilot Inner City CE Programme
Designed to Encourage Greater Participation of the ‘Hard-to-Reach’ Men
Research commissioned by the DICP in 2006, and financially supported by FAS,
examined the gender balance of a cohort of inner city participants on CE. The
rationale for the research emanated from the experience of the Community
Regeneration Officer working in collaboration with the Employment & Enterprise
Coordinator. The research, completed in early 2007, informed the discussions
held in February between the DICP and the CE National Monitoring Committee.
Subsequent DICP research (also completed in 2007) examined the limited
participation of disadvantaged men in social, educational or vocational
progression options led to the origins of this pilot initiative.
Once the necessary funding is approved by FAS, the DICP will lead a team of
staff from seven state, community and voluntary agencies who will work together
towards designing and implementing a modified CE project that will operate
using as its raison d’etre the recommendations of the pertinent pieces of
research. The targets associated with this initiative are:
1. That a modified CE project will be piloted in the inner city that reflects
the employment, training and personal needs of circa 20 ‘hard-to-reach’
2. That the policy or practice procedures that need to be addressed or
overcome in order for Point 1 to be achieved will inform future national
LMIP policy and design.
3. That the ‘hard-to-reach’ men participants will advance towards
placement in the workforce.
4. That levels of inter-agency action are further mainstreamed in the inner
city to advance joined-up employment and social actions in support of
specially targeted DICP beneficiaries.
Case Study B:O’Devaney Gardens Community Development Forum
O’Devaney Gardens is a local authority housing complex, located in the north
west inner city of Dublin. O’Devaney Gardens, built in the early 1950s, currently
comprises 276 flats, of which approximately 260 are occupied. O’Devaney
Gardens has a population of 835 people, of whom 460 (55%) are aged 18 and
As a result of decades of neglect and a lack of adequate public funding,
O’Devaney Gardens suffers from a number of serious social and economic
problems:high rates of social welfare dependency, early school leaving, drugs
problems, high incidents of criminal and anti-social behaviour, poor natural/built
environment, an underdeveloped infrastructure of community/social services and
The O’Devaney Gardens Community Forum was established in 1999 to support
the social development of the community; it is an inter-agency group with
representatives from statutory agencies, voluntary organisations and community-
based groups. The Dublin Inner City Partnership funds the Forum to employ a
local co-ordinator to co-ordinate the activities of the Forum.
The key outcomes from this investment include the following:
They organised the community festival to develop a united community
spirit. Over 400 local residents participated in the festival.
The establishment, funding and management of the After-Schools Project
for 5-10 year-olds which is delivering a range of activities to 15 local
They managed the Digital communities project in O’Devaney Gardens.
They provided Community Training for 35 local residents.
They facilitated Blocks Committee meetings which involved 17 local
They supported the management of the Tweenies Playgroup which
provides early education and preschool for 53 local children.
They facilitated a review of the O’Devaney Gardens Community
Development Forum’s 5 year plan
They represented the ODGCDF on the Regeneration Board, Tenant
Transition Group and Social Regeneration Committee.
They managed the employment of 3 local women on Community
They facilitate the O’Devaney Gardens Women’s Group which provides
social and capacity training to over 28 local women.
They advocated for the co-ordination and improvement in the delivery of
essential social services to the most vulnerable members of the
Over 217 local residents and voluntary workers participated in activities
associated with this investment.
The Forum will continue to support the social inclusion of the residents of
O’Devaney Gardens. The CDF will operate as a catalyst to enhance the social
and economic renewal of the community, co-ordinate community services and
act as a watchdog to support the delivery of statutory commitments under the
O’Devaney Gardens regeneration programme. This project will dovetail with the
activities of the LDSIP (via the DICP), the Community Development Programme
(via An Siol CDP) Dublin City Council’s Regeneration Programme, HSE, the
Department of Education and Science, FAS and the National Childcare
Case Study C: Primary teacher In-service Course 2nd July – 6th July 2007
The DICP, in collaboration with ICON, provided a five-day in-service course,
recognised by the DES for EPT (3 special leave days), on the “Inner City Child
and his/her Community”. The course was offered to primary teachers working in
schools in the North East Inner City. The course was attended by nine local
teachers and consisted of visits to projects working in the community in the area
of lifelong learning, and also a guided tour of the local community with a local
historian. The projects visited were: Community Technical Aid (capacity building
for local residents), Lourdes Youth and Community services (childcare,
Community Training Workshop, adult education programmes) , Cairde
(programmes for ethnic minorities), Saol (programmes for women recovering
from substance use), CDVEC (adult education programme), three local child and
family projects (family support, after-schools projects) and the National College of
Ireland (third level programmes, access programmes, community programmes).
The teachers learnt a great deal from the course. Comments in the evaluation
(I have ) a better understanding of the needs within the community (and )
of the difficulties facing those working in these services.
I’ll be better informed about the community I’m working in.
(I will be) more compassionate and have a greater understanding of the
child and their community.
Women in Saol gave an insight into the conditions some children are living
in – will make me more aware of children’s backgrounds and their families.
This case study cuts across the two strategies of Community Based Youth
Initiatives and Community Development as it introduced teachers from the formal
education centre to the valuable community development work carried out in the
community which impacts on the education of the children and their families.
A3. FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS
This is an opportunity to highlight progress made during the year in relation to
national and local framework agreements:
Please report on supports provided under the various Framework (and
similar) Agreements. For example: CE/JI, BTWEA, LESN, Teagasc
Please also outline progress in implementing similar local
CE: Refer to above CE Case Study. The research that informed the pilot
initiative was the result of DICP discussions held as part of the work of the
DICP/FAS CE Framework Agreement Sub-Group.
BTWEA: Discussions took place during 2007 between DSFA, DIT and the
DICP to advance the academic training provision available through the DIT to
assist residents who are in Self-Employment.
LESN: Meetings commenced in 2007 between DICP, Canal and Ballyfermot
LESNs to exchange best practice developments in support of Partnership
beneficiaries. This initiative was developed as the three Partnership
Companies negotiate with FAS via the D’Olier House office.
As part of T2016 objectives ICES participated in four inter-agency actions to
support unemployed people who were either: Parenting Alone, Disabled,
Homeless or Members of the ‘New’ Communities.
The LESN in the inner city (ICES) also operates to the NEAP agreement
between DSFA, FAS and the LESN’s.
Protocol for Progressive Engagement between Dublin City Council
and Dublin Inner City Local and Community Development Sector:
This protocol for collaboration between Dublin City Council and the Dublin
Inner City Local and Community Development Sectors has emerged from
the discussion between these sectors and the realisation that the goals
and objectives of both are broadly similar and, when the resources of each
are utilized in an integrated way, will lead to real progress in combating
social exclusion in the disadvantaged areas of the inner city.
The protocol continues to provide a mechanism for greater collaboration
between DCC and the local development programme.
Dublin Inner City Local Development Agreement for Improved
Cohesion of Local and Community Development Structures: Over the
past decade and a half the local and community development sector in
Dublin’s inner city has made a significant contribution to the social and
economic development and rejuvenation of the area through their
involvement in many social and economic activities including education,
health, social and community development, environmental improvement,
employment, training and enterprise. There has been a history in the inner
city of collaboration and co-operation between community based
organisations and activists including joint planning and sharing of training,
information and resources.
To complement the Government’s attempts to maximise cohesion,
collaboration, co-operation and synergy of State sponsored local and
community development activities, the Dublin Inner City Partnership in
collaboration with the Inner City Quadrant Community Networks, the local
Drug Task Forces, the inner city Community Development Projects, local
RAPID programme and other Dublin inner city community–based
organisations have agreed the following principles in ensuring greater
cohesion of their work.
The Community Based Networks through the Social Inclusion Co-
ordinators will provide a co-ordinated support to facilitate a collaborative
strategy for the development activities of local and community
development organisations as a means to maximise the benefits to local
socially excluded individuals and families while minimising duplication of
the efforts of these organisations.
Local organisations as autonomous and independent parts of the
Networks will co-operate to overcome conflict and competition between
each other in their endeavours to develop a strong, cohesive and mutually
supportive Network that will enhance the effectiveness of each others
Seek the support of regional statutory, local authority and local
development agencies to help strengthen the inner city community-based
Networks and their affiliated organisations and recognise the ability of
these organisations to complement statutory services provision as well as
facilitate the enhanced voluntary participation of locally excluded
individuals and groups in the local and community development decision
A4. LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE NETWORK
Where relevant to a Partnership, this section should describe the linkages and
integrated approach operated by the Partnership between the Services for the
Unemployed measure and the LESN.
Please include a description of the 10% contribution by the LDSIP to the services
provided the LESN during 2007, including both direct contributions and indirect
contributions (e.g. administration).
Please also note any key developments or initiatives during the year within the
LESN, e.g. actions for specific target groups or in relation to the National
Employment Action Plan.
Inner City Employment Service (ICES)
ICES (the DICP’s LESN) is the inner city quadrant-based and community-owned
integrated local employment service network. FAS contract the DICP which, in
turn contract four local organisations who are charged to achieve the
employment-related targets associated with the DICP Action Plan. Each of the
four ICES Service Providers agrees to the Terms of a DICP Service Level
ICES offers its clients guidance, mediation and job placement services to circa
2,000 DICP beneficiaries each year. During 2007, ICES participated in the
following integrated and/or inter-agency activities in support of specific targeted
Showcase of Support Services for Unemployed Homeless People:
ICES, working with the DICP, was part of the organising team (with FAS,
DCC, The Homeless Agency, Business in the Community, NALA, CDVEC
and the Dublin Adult Learning Centre) who arranged and participated in
the first ever exhibition, held in City Hall, of support services designed to
assist homeless people address their social, vocational and future
employment progression issues.
Pilot Disability Initiative: In September ICES, working with the DICP,
FAS and DSFA commenced planning the delivery of an integrated social
inclusion-focused intervention intended to support a small sample group of
DSFA-dependent unemployed disabled clients from within the Dublin 8
inner city quadrant. The rationale of the initiative was to locally measure
how effective the combined social and employment services are in
advancing the employment-related progression of a sample number of this
specific targeted group.
National Employment Action Plan: As part of the DSFA, FAS NEAP
Protocol ICES is requested to hold 12 weekly mediation slots for NEAP
referred clients from FAS. ICES continues to reserve these client slots.
However, in 2007 and without any explanation, there was a fall-off of FAS
NEAP client referrals into ICES. The DICP has raised this with FAS during
each review meeting and awaits developments.
A5. VOLUNTEERING RINGFENCED BUDGET 2007:
REPORT ON ACTIVITY
With reference to the portion of the LDSIP ring-fenced to enhance volunteering,
please complete a short report (approx. half a page) for activity during 2007
under that heading. Please include:
the amount spent under the LDSIP in 2007 by the Partnership to enhance
volunteering (which should equate to or exceed the ring-fenced
the names of actions using the funds.
the principal features and outcomes of those actions.
Group Allocation Action Outcome
Older Persons 1,500 Support the Research
Council research in to meals completed and
services in Dublin’s published.
North West Inner Recommendation to
City be progressed
AKIDWA (African 1,000 Conference An AkiDwA
Women’s Network) Strategic Planning
place and was
attended by over
Care Local 540 Annual report Annual Report was
launched at the
Mansion house by
the Lord Mayor.
CDP East wall 1,000 Summer Successful summer
Project(Older project involving
People over 100 local older
people in various
Sari 1,036 Soccerfest Contribution toward
running of a multi-
involved over 30
SWICN 800 Youth Awards
SWICN 800 Rose of Tralee Support the cost of
local young people
to participate in a
youth event at the
2007 Rose of Tralee
Polish centre 1,000 Equipment Supported local
media equipment to
aid their workshop
MAIN Men Alone In 400 Company Set Up Supported the
Nomansland successful setting
up of a limited
company for a local
Provide relevant Provision of primary 9 teachers attended
professional 602 in-service course in inservice course
development to the north east inner Comments: “very
primary teachers city on the inner worthwhile course”
child and his/her “enjoyable and
community valuable course”.
Provision of training 5 teachers/project
Incredible years 5,000 in “Incredible years” workers trained to
training programme 5to provide training to
teachers/project parents in Incredible
workers in the Years programme or
Dublin 8 SCP small-group
sessions to children
Provide 18 fifth year 1,200 Funding of 8-week Students’ work on
students with artist in residence display in The Ark.
opportunity to course.
participate in artist-
programme in The
A6. RESEARCH / PUBLICATIONS
List research carried out by the Partnership during 2007.
List publications, studies or submissions.
Additional information on outcomes of these actions would be welcome.
The DICP was involved in commissioning the production of a DVD on the
inter-agency pre-employment initiative operated in the north Dublin city
The DICP produced two editions of its newsletter, Partnership Agenda, in
June and December 2007.
• Research and Review of Meals Services to Older People in the NWIC
• Needs Assessment of Good Neighbours Close to Town (Hardwicke St./Dominick
St./Dorset St areas)
• Consultation of local needs in Charlemont Street
• Review of 5 year development plan in O’Devaney Gardens
• Study on the needs of Older People in East Wall Area
• Study on the needs of Older People in the ICON/NEIC area
• Divided Dublin: Analysis of Dublin Inner City Small Area Statistics
• Ni Hao – Dia Duit cross community and intercultural research project
Research study on the Exclusion of Older Men in the Inner City
A7. ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION
(a) Give information on developmental work within the organisation during 2007
at Board, committee and staff level.
(b) Give the number of full Board meetings held during 2007, as well as the date
of the AGM.
The DICP has been involved in an extensive consultation process with its
stakeholders in relation to a new Policy Document which attempts to chart the
future of the Partnership. This document was widely circulated to the DICP’s
constituency in January 2007 with a questionnaire inviting responses. A major
conference was organised in April 2007 in Croke Park Conference Centre to
consult with the stakeholders. A further meeting was organised in September
2007 with representatives of statutory agencies. An implementation plan was
presented to the November meeting of the DICP Board.
In the September of 2007 the Board of DICP approved a proposal to conduct an
external evaluation of the Partnership’s last Strategic Action Plan. The terms of
reference were drawn up and proposals were invited from qualified Evaluators.
The terms of reference were advertised through Community Exchange. Four
proposals were received from teams of evaluators and after a process of
shortlisting, the tender was awarded to Mary Higgins and Billy Murphy. The
evaluation began in November 2007 and work is now well advanced. The final
evaluation report is due to be submitted to the Board of DICP in late March 2008.
It is envisaged that the evaluation report will be a key tool when the Partnership
is preparing the next Strategic Action Plan for the Local Development Social
There were five full Board meeting held during 2007. The AGM was held on
Tuesday 21st June 2007.
A8. ALL-ISLAND CONTRIBUTION
Please highlight any contribution you have made under the LDSIP during 2007 to
all-island economic and social development. Where activities are noted, please
A brief description of any relevant action
Financial resources committed under the LDSIP to each such action
Financial contribution from other sources to each action
Outcomes / impact of each action.
1.DICP Board Membership of GEMS Northern Ireland
The DICP, working in collaboration with Belfast City Council, the NI Department
of Employment & Learning and the local community infrastructure, influences the
ongoing development of GEMS Northern Ireland. This quality- assured local
employment service provides a wide range of guidance in pre-employment, job
placement, vocational and personal support to disadvantaged unemployed
residents of south and east Belfast. GEMS Northern Ireland is contracted by DEL
as a LIMIS Service Provider. It operates local community-based outreach
services and is a member of Belfast’s City Employability Consortium
2.DICP involvement with Participation and Practice of Rights Project
DICP was a key partner in the Participation and Practice of Rights Project, an all
Island project which is endeavouring to secure social, economic and cultural
rights for the most vulnerable members of our communities.
3. DICP Board Membership of Public Health Alliance
The DICP Director is a Board member of the Public Health Alliance which is
organised on an all-island basis.
A9. IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
As part of the NDP 2007–13, the LDSIP is required to make an annual statement
on its likely environmental impact. Please briefly highlight any specific actions
your Partnership carried out during 2007 under the LDSIP that are likely to have
an identifiable impact on the environment. For any such action that you note,
A brief description of the action
A comment on the probable / identifiable impact of the action on the
Dublin Inner City Partnership lacks the scientific skills to measure the impact of
its actions on the environment. However, as a responsible organisation we
endeavour to recycle as much of our waste as possible. We donate our recycled
paper and plastics to Sunflower Recycling, a community-based recycling
company which operates from the inner city.
A10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please add any additional information you feel is relevant to your 2007 Annual
PART B: REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION ACTION PLAN IN
RELATION TO ADJUSTMENT OF SALARY SCALES
In tandem with the recent adjustment of salary scales applicable to LDSIP-
funded staff, it was agreed that each Partnership would develop an
Implementation Action Plan. It was agreed that each Partnership would on an on-
going basis monitor and record progress in relation to the plan, and would report
on progress through its annual report to Pobal. Please provide details of
progress during 2007 in relation to commitments made in the Partnership’s
Implementation Action Plan.
It should be noted that the payment of national wage increases under Towards
2016 is also dependent on progress at local level in achieving cooperation and
flexibility in the context of on-going change.
The DICP continues to progress all of the actions contained in the
Plan. As stated in the plan, eleven of the actions continue to be progressed as
an integral part of the Partnership’s operating systems as follows:
Staffing and Appraisal Systems
Commitment by the Partnership to good Corporate Governance and
Annual Review and Monitoring of all DICP Investment and its Impact on
the target groups
Annual Review of Participation by marginalised groups in the Partnership
Review and Adherence to Best Financial Practices
Training for and Introduction of new technology
A customer charter has been devised which will be presented to staff for
discussion before presentation to the Board.
Quality Assurance Accreditation
Discussions have commenced with all staff members in relation to the issue
Of quality assurance, discussions have also commenced with FAS in relation to
Through People quality assurance accreditation.
PART C: REPORT FOR 2007 ON LEVERAGE OF FUNDS FROM
As you will recall, last summer Pobal gathered detailed data from all Partnerships on
the leverage of funds during 2006. To ensure that comparable and complete data is
available for 2007, we would be very grateful if you could supply the following
Details of actual funding received in 2007 (direct funding that actually passes through
the company bank accounts) are requested for all funding sources including:
Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform
County Childcare Committee
CDB / County SIM Committee
Health Services Executive
County Enterprise Board
Department of Education & Science (excluding Millennium Partnership Fund:
Access to 3rd Level Education).
Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme (Pobal-funded monies)
PEACE Programmes (Pobal-funded monies)
Private Cash Matching Funding (including philanthropic monies)
Other sources – please give details
In reporting on the leverage of funds, Pobal will place this data in the context of the co-
ordination role of Partnerships, the synergies and value of levering additional funding for
the target groups of the programme, and the support and experience of groups in
operating service agreements.
In order to minimise the work involved for you, we will include as appropriate the grant
aid you receive from Pobal for:
Local Development Social Inclusion Programme
Millennium Partnership Fund for Disadvantage
Rural Transport Programme
Community Services Programme
Dormant Accounts Funding
Equality for Women Measure
Fund for Partnership Initiatives to Support the Integration of Legal Immigrants
Community Based CCTV Scheme
Enhancing Disability Services
Rural Social Scheme
Inter Agency Projects to Support the Traveller Communities
Small Grants Scheme
Leverage of Funds
FAS LES €1,163,385
Dublin City Council (Cohesion Funding) 27,500