About Us

Southside Partnership DLR was established in 1996 as an independent local development company delivering a range of programmes and services in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.

The principle programmes that we deliver are Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Local Area Employment Service, Tús Community Work Placement and Community Employment Programme.

We also host a range of programmes that support individuals and the local community:  Healthy Food Made Easy, Living Well with Dementia, Southside Addressing Violence Effectively (SAVE),  Social Prescribing and the PPN (Public Participation Network)

What we offer individuals:
  • Employment supports and training including job search, CV & Interview skills
  • Mentoring, training and support for individuals to set up their own business
  • Work placement opportunities through our Tús and CE schemes
  • Personal Development Training
  • Supporting Health and Wellbeing through our Social Prescribing programme
  • Develop awareness about diet and nutrition through the healthy food made easy programme
  • Services and supports for individuals living with dementia
What we offer communities:
  • A wide range of supports through our local community centres:
    • Holly House in Loughlinstown:  Providing supports to young people – social, sporting, recreational, educational and developmental opportunities
    • Ballybrack Project Centre:  Providing supports to older people and groups supporting individuals with disabilities
    • Furry Hill Community Centre:  Supporting migrant women
  • Support for older people through our care and repair project
  • Building the capacity of community groups by providing mentoring support, technical assistance and training and development opportunities
  • Supporting Women:  providing activities and supporting the integration, empowerment and capacity building of women
What we offer employers and other services:
  • An avenue to connect with job seekers
  • An opportunity to explore CSR opportunities
  • Support to the founders / owners of pre-start-up and early start up social enterprises



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