In June 2014, Doras completed a needs assessment of people from a migrant background living in Limerick city centre.
The key findings of the needs assessment highlighted issues such as housing, health and lack of community support services. A round table discussion, attended by a broad selection of service providers in the city centre, was held in November 2014, to explore service provision, housing and social inclusion of migrants and others living in Limerick city centre.
There was a consensus that this population faced a significant number of barriers accessing services, including a lack of coordinated approach and information relating to existing services in the city centre.
The City Centre Community Network (CCCN) was formed by Doras and the Redemptorists in March 2015 and the network continue to meet on a regular basis to exchange information, identify gaps in service provision and develop a coordinated response to needs.
From June 2016 to June 2017, a community support worker was employed to work with the CCCN to coordinate the network and to reach out to residents of the city centre, providing information and referral to relevant service providers in the city.
- To coordinate supports to Limerick City Centre residents through the CCCN.
- To reach out to residents of designated areas and develop an understanding of their needs.
- To facilitate the target group in accessing services and supports throughout Limerick City.
For more information on the work of the City Centre Community Network (CCCN), please contact us.