Social inclusion & equality

Social inclusion & equality

To reduce the marginalisation of specific communities within the city, taking into account the nine grounds and socio economic status.

Objective

Actions

Contact (Lead and Partners)

Action Ref. #

Promote and support Social Inclusion and Equality inter-agency initiatives in the city through the LCDC.

 

Provide a forum for facilitating and overcoming any barriers in the delivery of all Social Inclusion and Equality strategies in the City.

LCDC

7.1

 

Support and monitor the SICAP programme

LCDC, CCP

7.2

Continue to support the Traveller community in the City

Support the work of the Traveller's Interagency Strategy, including the:

  • The Traveller Education Sub-group
  • The Traveller Cultural Awareness Group

 

Traveller’s inter-agency group, HSE, Cork ETB and LCDC.

7.3

 

Support the participation of the Traveller Community in all structures that impact their lives, health and wellbeing including the promotion of traveller culture and support for Traveller Pride Week.

HSE, Cork City Council, Traveller’s inter-agency group and other relevant bodies.

7.4

 

Support the work of the Local Traveller Accommodation Committee

 

HSE, Traveller’s inter-agency group and LCDC.

7.5

Promote LGBT equality in Cork City

Support LGBT Inter-agency group.

HSE,LCDC and other stakeholders in the City

7.6

 

Continue to promote and support delivery of LGBT Awareness week amongst Public Sector bodies and State Agencies.

 

HSE, LCDC and other stakeholders in the City

7.7

 

Continue to develop links with Cork Pride and deliver an LGBT Festival annually

Cork City Council, HSE, LCDC and other stakeholders in the City

7.8

Promote a culture of anti-discrimination in Cork City through the implementation of the Public Sector Human Rights and Equality Duty in Cork City.

Promote Equality and Social Equity in the City through:

  • Providing continuing training to State Agencies, Private Sector and Community Groups on Equality and Human Rights Obligations.
  • Undertaking an equality proofing review of public policies

 

HSE, CESCA, Cork City Council and LCDC.

7.9

 

Set up an Equality Sub-committee to strengthen the LCDC’s  contribution to equality and social inclusion via mechanisms such as SICAP and other government programmes delivered through LCDCs.

 

HSE, LCDC and other stakeholders in the City

7.10

 

Co-ordinate a Cork Equality Day (a CESCA initiative), building to a weeklong Equality Festival through the life span of the LECP.

 

CESCA, HSE, LCDC and Cork City Partnership

7.11

Continue to implement the RAPID programme; targeting the most disadvantaged communities in the City.

Establish a new RAPID Area Based Committee structure.

Cork City Council, Cork County Council, HSE, CETB, An Garda Siochana, Cork City Partnership and other local stakeholders and City bodies

7.12

 

Continue to deliver the community wardens and community grants services.

 

Cork City Council, Cork County Council, HSE, CETB, An Garda Siochana, Cork City Partnership and other local stakeholders and City bodies

7.13

To fully develop the potential of Cork as a diverse, inclusive and multi-cultural city.

Develop Promote a culture of anti-discrimination in Cork City by developing a clear strategy, action and monitoring plan for the integration of ethnic minority communities, including robust anti discrimination and equality measures

 

Cork City Council, NASC, City Partnership, CESCA, LCDC and NCP.

7.14

 

Develop targeted measures and supports to address the needs of particularly vulnerable ethnic minority groups  - such as Asylum Seekers, The Roma Community and Migrant Women.

 

Cork City Council, NASC, City Partnership, CESCA, LCDC, CCTv and FMAC. and NCP.

7.15

 

Promote the delivery of festivals and awareness events on specific communities/issues to wider city population, e.g. Africa Day, Diversity Days etc.

 

Cork City Council, NASC, City Partnership, CESCA, LCDC and NCP.

7.16

 

Investigate possible shared physical community space in city centre that marginalised communities, new communities would have ease of access to for own events.

 

LCDC, Cork City Council and other stakeholders in the City

7.17

 

Promote the Yellow Flag Programme in schools, expanding the number of schools adopting the programme.

 

LCDC and Cork City Council

7.18

Support the implementation of Nationally driven Social Inclusion measures

Deliver and support Social Inclusion programmes such as;

  • Continue to support and review the SICAP plan 2015-2017.
  • Local Employment Service
  • Community Outreach Drugs Awareness Programme
  • Tús Programme
  • Simon Social Inclusion Programme
  • Friendly Call service
  •  Asylum Seekers Outreach Service
  •  0-6 Childcare network training and advice and information
  • And other programmes

 

LCDC, DSP, CCP, Tusla, Cork ETB, SIMON, HSE and other relevant stakeholders in the city.

7.19

Promote awareness of disability issues in Cork City.

Support a People with Disabilities Interagency Group.

 

LCDC

7.19

 

Develop and support of an online information source, detailing accessibility levels of places and spaces in the City.

 

LCDC

7.20