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					              LDSIP Annual Progress Report Template for 2007

       Please submit by e-mail to Katherine Byrne (
                       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
          salary scales
       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.


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
each measure:

                    Services to the Unemployed
 Strategy     Objectives        Implementation / selected   Progress / outcomes
                                key actions

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)
                                                                     Computer Keyboard

                                                                     Accredited training was
                                                                     successfully completed
                                                                     in Microsoft by 10

                                                                     35 Work Experience
                                                                     Placements were
                                                                     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-

                           Community Development
Strategy         Objectives             Implementation / selected      Progress / outcomes
                                        key actions

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
                                           and Community
                                           To promote and extend the
                                           concept of community gain in
                                           physical regeneration

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,
                                           educationally disadvantaged
                                           and people living in local
                                           authority complexes suffering
                                           multi deprivation.
                                           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
                                                                              local disadvantaged
                                            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.

                         Community development
 Strategy      Objectives              Implementation / selected        Progress / outcomes
                                       key actions
 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,
 and                                                                    Coolock

                    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
                                             youth groups.

                                             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
                                             O’Devaney Gardens.
                                             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
                                       key actions
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
provision                                                                 psychological
                                                                          assessment to enable
                                                                          them to access resource
                                                                          hours in first year of
                                                                          second level.
               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
               opportunity to
               participate in artist
               in residence
               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
             refugees to
             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
             Grangegorman                    leaving/local
             campus for local                access officer
             people                       Library facilities
                                          Education
                                          unity facilities
                                          Local labour and
                                          childcare
             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
                                    of racism
             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
                                    inner city


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
Client Group

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
feedback included:

      (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.


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
       making process.


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.


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
                                                               Conference took
                                                               place and was
                                                               attended by over
                                                               250 participants.
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
                                                               the successful
                                                               running of a multi-
                                                               cultural football
                                                               event which
                                                               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
                                                               Polish voluntary

                                                                   services to
                                                                   purchase multi-
                                                                   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
                                                                   men’s group

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
                                                                   therapeutic group
                                                                   sessions to children
                                                                   with EBD
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


   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
        area: Bridge-To-Workplace.
       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


(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.

(a)Developmental Work
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
Inclusion Programme.

(b)Board Meetings
There were five full Board meeting held during 2007. The AGM was held on
Tuesday 21st June 2007.


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.


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,
please include:

   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.


Please add any additional information you feel is relevant to your 2007 Annual
Progress Report.



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
Implementation Action
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

Customer Charter

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
      the Excellence
Through People quality assurance accreditation.



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:

      FÁS LES
      FÁS CE
      Other FÁS
      DSFA
      VEC
      Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform
      County Childcare Committee
      Local Authority
      CDB / County SIM Committee
      Health Services Executive
      Interreg
      Teagasc
      Coillte
      LEADER
      CLAR
      NRDP
      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
      RAPID
      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