Collaborative networking has always played an important role in the work of Southside Partnership; this takes the form of local, regional and national networks, with a whole variety of organisations – community, voluntary and statutory.
Southside Partnership is represented on multiple networks & organisations throughout the county. We work closely with the DLRCoCo, the DDL ETB, the County Childcare Committee, HSE, Tusla and The Local Enterprise Office. We play host to a number of project and networks, including the Drug & Alcohol Task Force, the Healthy Food Made Easy project, the DLR Volunteer Centre and the Southside Addressing Violence Effectively, We convene, facilitate, participate in and lead cross sector collaborations and conversations addressing issues which are impacting on our targeted communities thus enabling us to better coordinate strategies and pool resources.
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Hosted by Southside Partnership the DLR Drug & Alcohol Task Force, under the overall aegis of the National Drug Strategy, 2009-16, operates with the following key aims:
To gather information on local drug and alcohol issues from relevant services, organisations and other sources and to develop and maintain an up-to-date overview of these and related problems
To support a community-based focus on these issues and to develop and maintain a cross-sectoral, inter-agency response, through developing and updating strategic plans, and bringing forward proposals and making recommendations, on policies and actions needed to address these problems.
To monitor the implementation and effectiveness of actions approved and funded under action plans and to make decisions about on-ongoing and future priorities, taking account of changing needs and the availability of public funding.
Healthy Food Made Easy
Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded under the Department of Health, the Healthy Food Made Easy Programme in DLR aims to address inequalities related to food and to improve nutrition knowledge, attitudes and behaviour through the provision of information and the facilitation of a 6 week course. The key objectives of these courses are to increase participant knowledge about diet and nutrition and to develop food-related skills such as cooking, budgeting and shopping.
SAVE is an interagency forum established in 1995 with the main aim of developing a comprehensive response to domestic violence in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area. It is resourced and supported by Southside Partnership through the employment of a development worker. SSP and SAVE also operate a counselling service for women affected by domestic violence.
Hosted by Southside Partnership the DLR Volunteer Centre offers support and advice for people considering volunteering, training, help with developing new projects involving volunteers.
Southside Childcare Action Network: (SCAN)
Southside Partnership Enterprise & Employment Network
The Southside Partnership Enterprise & Employment Network is made up of representatives from a variety of agencies who support our core target groups including: Southside Local Employment Services; DLR Local Enterprise Office; Dept. Social Protection; Adult Guidance Services; LEADER; and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology. Meetings are focused on exchanging information and promoting opportunities for our shared clients; gathering information on issues and barriers facing our clients; advocating on behalf of our clients; and updating members on other relevant supports available to our clients, as appropriate.
DLR Public Participation Network (PPN)
The DLR PPN will be the main link through which the local authority connects with the community, social inclusion and environmental sectors, without prejudice to other consultation processes.
The aim is to facilitate and enable the public and the member organisations to articulate a diverse range of views and interests within the local government system. www.dlrppn.ie
Irish Local Development Network (ILDN)
The Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) is the representative body of Local Development Companies (LDCs) in Ireland. The ILDN's mission is to promote and support the work of its members in the areas of social inclusion and local and rural development. www.ildn.ie