Supporting Integration

SECAD works with new communities directly and through local service providers such as Family Resource Centres to provide information and training to new communities.

Barriers exist for members of new communities, particularly those for whom English is not their first language, in integrating into Irish society and accessing the supports available to them and their families to achieve their potential as members of their communities and in the workforce.

Past integration projects have included celebrating cultural diversity through food at local food festivals. A shared love of food enables SECAD to bring together new communities and alongside this promote access to services, employment, training and meaningful participation in their communities.

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle 

Events to promote increased awareness around healthy eating and nutrition, improving healthy cooking skills and budgeting and linking this in with physical activity.

In some cases these will link in with existing community events eg. Food Festivals.

Programmes are subject to eligibility and funding and may take place at varying times throughout the year.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Doyle
tdoyle@secad.ie

Nuala O’Connell
noconnell@secad.ie

Through its work in communities and interaction with community based services in towns and smaller settlements,  SECAD responds to a need for improved communication and information sharing across community groups and services.
SECAD Partnership works closely with community groups to identify and access appropriate sources for funding for your group.
SECAD Partnership works with communities to offer advice and guidance on project design and development. SECAD Partnership can provide training sessions to voluntary community groups and volunteers to upskill and empower them to plan and manage their projects or activities to best effect.
SECAD Partnership has been instrumental in assisting communities to carry out community consultation programmes and research for the development of strategic plans to shape future sustainable development.

Health & Wellbeing

Community Development

Enterprise & Tourism

Environment

Managing Community Benefit Funds

Supporting Employment