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.

For more information contact the
SICAP Employment Team in Southside Partnership DLR  on 01  70 60 100 

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (known as SICAP) is the national local community development and social inclusion programme. It provides social inclusion supports to individuals and community organisations.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020

SICAP Services 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:
  • 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.

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  • Access and information on government supported employment programmes and schemes including:
  • Information on work related training courses which may be of interest to you.
  • Guidance on exploring the option of self-employment
Administered by Pobal and funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development, it also receives funding from the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.
 
SICAP addresses high and persistent levels of deprivation through targeted and innovative, locally-led approaches. It supports disadvantaged communities and individuals including unemployed people, people living in deprived areas, people with disabilities, single parent families, people on a low income, members of the Traveller and Roma community and other disadvantaged groups.

FIND OUT MORE

For more information on SICAP please contact a member of the
SICAP Employment Team in Southside Partnership DLR
Ph: 70 60 100 or email helena.oneill@sspship.ie

USEFUL LINKS

www.welfare.ie
Department of Social Protection supports, including current vacancies. (https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Find-a-Job.aspx)

www.inou.ie
The INOU works at local and national levels on issues affecting unemployed people.

www.citizensinformation.ie    
The Citizens Information Board provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland.

www.ddletb.ie
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.

www.southsideles.com
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.

www.mabs.ie      
The Money Advice and Budgeting Service is the State’s free money advice service, guiding people through dealing with problem debt.

www.volunteerdlr.ie     
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre is an independent organisation working with volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

www.skillnets.ie   
If you are unemployed you can attend a range of Skillnets training courses for free.

www.springboardcourses.ie      
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.

www.momentumskills.ie            
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.