SICAP Employment Supports

Through its Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) Southside Partnership offers a variety of services to unemployed people living within Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.

These include:

  One-to-one support in preparing a Personal Action Plan (PAP) to help guide your way into employment, further education or relevant training.

  Information on DSP payments available to help support the transition into employment some of which include:

o   Family Income Supplement (FIS)    
o   Back to Work Family Dividend (BTWFD) 
o   Part-time Job Incentive Scheme (PTJI) 
o   Supports for People with Disabilities 
o   Wage Subsidy Scheme 

  Help and support with job applications, creating a professional CV and preparing for interview.

  Weekly updates on local vacancies and jobs available in your area. If you would like to register to receive our weekly jobs list please email Lisamaria Culle on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Access and information on government supported employment programmes and schemes including:

o   Tús 
o   Community Employment 
o   JobBridge - National Internship Programme. 
o   Voluntary Work Option 

  Information on work related training courses which may be of interest to you.

  Guidance on exploring the option of self-employment


For more information on any of the above please contact a member of the
SICAP Employment Team in Southside Partnership DLR  Ph: 70 60 100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Useful links: 
Department of Social Protection supports, including current vacancies. (                   
The INOU works at local and national levels on issues affecting unemployed people.      
The Citizens Information Board provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland.                               
The Adult Guidance and Information-Service offers advice, guidance, and information on education, training and careers to adult learners taking part in our adult education programmes including those on Adult Literacy, VTOS and Community Education programmes. 
Southside Local Employment Service (LES) support clients of the service to secure employment or develop work-related skills by creating individual education and training plans that progress them into the workplace.      
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State’s free money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt.     
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre is an independent organisation working with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.   
If you are unemployed you can attend a range of Skillnets training courses for free.     
Springboard+ offers a choice of over 280 free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. Most courses are part-time, enabling you to keep social protection supports.           
MOMENTUM will fund the provision of free education and training projects to allow 6,500 jobseekers (who are unemployed for 12 months or more) to gain skills and to access work opportunities in identified growing sectors.