THE WAGON PROJECT: AN INATIATIVE BY SOUTHSIDE TRAVELLERS ACTION GROUP
The Southside Travellers Action Group (STAG) Wagon Project was initiated and led by two Traveller men from STAG Men's Shed who passed on the tradition of Wagon building to the younger generation. The aim of the project was to promote positive mental health among Traveller men and young Travellers, through culturally appropriate means (Wagon building) as well as signposting them towards available services. The project aims at building resilience among young people, strengthening cultural identity, and building trust in services.
This has been a co-production between STAG, Hazel House Café and Woodwork School in Tibradden, HSE Mental Health Service Co-ordinator for Travellers, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention (ROSP), Area Lead for Mental Health Engagement, HSE Health and Wellbeing, DLR CYPSC, Healthy Ireland, Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and Age-Friendly Programme Manager & Social Inclusion Officer, dlr County Council. The Wagon Project was launched on the 11th of July 2023. You can find a copy of the report HERE.
CASE STUDY: DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF SMALL WONDERS
Small Wonders is an interactive multi-sensory arts experience for children aged 0-2 years, developed by Cruinniú na nÓg 2022. It is supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Children and Young Peoples Services Committee and First Friends (a multi-agency iniative supported by Southside Partnership, Barnardos, Tusla, Springboard, My Project...Minding You and Ballyogan Family Resource Centre).
The purpose of this report is to: 1. Explore the artistic development of the project against the timeline within which it takes place; 2. Examine barriers and levers which might better support work of this nature; 3. Explore the project’s needs against the strategic aims of its funder, Creative Ireland, within the context of Criunniú na nÓg and 4. Identify any recommendations which might better support work of this nature at a strategic level
You can read a copy of the Case Study here.
NEW CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S PLAN 2020-2022 FOR DUN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN
DLR CYPSC is delighted that the first Children and Young People's Plan has been reviewed and approved of by the National CYPSC and DCYA Review Panel. This plan contains extensive socio-demographic data analysis and comprehensive service mapping specific to the child and youth population.
The strategic priorites are informed by consultations with over 140 stakeholder services and with over 200 young people from a range of diverse backgrounds. The interagency work packages have been agreed using Outcomes Based Accountabilitly process planning and will be progressed by each of the 5 interagency Subgroups.
These expert working Subgroups are comprised of statutory, community, voluntary and young leaders who are deeply committed to collaboration and social change. Please read the 2020-2022 plan here
Summary of the new Children and Young People's Plan 2020-2022
Recognising that your time is precious, DLR CYPSC is pleased to offer a colourful and easy to read summary of the longer full county plan to improve outcomes for the Child and Youth population during 2020-2022. Key demographics, priorities and interagency Subgroup images are included. Please have a quick look at the summary here.
DLR CYPSC worked with 30 services recently to co-produce a video showcasing the dynamic interagency collaboration that has resulted in the county plan. It's 22 minutes long but well worth your time for a great overview of some of the committed leaders, stakeholder services and interagency projects involved with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CYPSC https://youtu.be/ygoAo3MmKA8
The Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster kindly sent an encouraging 5 minute video message on the value of interagency collaboration to the services working together in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown to make life better for chlidren and young people. This special message was sent on the occasion of the launch of our first CYPSC plan 2020-2022: https://youtu.be/UxHzTV-Kohc
To find another CYPSC click here.