Delivering Together and Health and Social Care Transformation

As part of the Health Minister’s Vision Health 2026, set out in Delivering Together, a Community Development Work Stream was set up to examine how best community development can contribute to the HSC Transformation process.

The purpose of the work stream is to set a clear direction and expand community development approaches to reducing health inequalities in Northern Ireland.

Since January, they have been working on a process for creating a Strategic Framework for Community Development.

Having now drafted statements of the purpose, principles and outcomes of community development and health, it is hoped that you, and others working in community development, will help by sharing your expertise to test these and inform the next stages of development.

The Work Stream are working with local government to host a series of events between late August and October 2017 to:

  • explore how community development is carried out at a local level;
  • look at outcomes and the rationale for the vital role that community development can play in reducing health inequalities;
  • examine critical success factors, enablers and barriers to creating effective community development outcomes in Northern Ireland.

The dates and venues are attached. Please feel free to attend in any Council area as suits your diary .

Dates and Venues for the local events

Council Date and Time Location

Ards and North Down

22nd August 2017 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Londonderry Park Pavilion, Londonderry Park, Portaferry Rd, Newtownards, BT23 8SG

Lisburn and Castlereagh

1st September 2017 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Lagan Valley Island, 1 The Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL

Derry/Londonderry and Strabane

14 September 2017 (Evening) – 6.30pm – 8.30 pm

Strabane Library, 1 Railway St, Strabane, BT82 8EF


6th September 2017 – 10.30am -12.30pm

Belfast City Hall Banquet Room, Donegall Square, Belfast BT1 5GS

Causeway Coast and Glens

19 September 2017 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Rd, Portstewart, BT55 7HU

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

21 September 2017 (Evening) – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Bannville House Hotel, 174 Lurgan Rd, Banbridge, BT32 4NR

Mid and East Antrim

29th September 2017 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Studio Room, The Braid Town Hall, 1-29 Bridge St, Ballymena BT43 5EJ

Mid Ulster

3rd October 2017 (Evening) – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, Burn Rd, Cookstown BT80 8DN

Antrim and Newtownabbey

9th October 2017 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

The Yarn Suite, Mossley Mill, Lakeview Cres, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA

Fermanagh and Omagh

10th October 2017 (Evening) – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Bawnacre Centre, Castle St, Irvinestown, Enniskillen BT94 1EE

Newry Down and Mourne

16th October 2017 – 2.00pm – 4.00pm

The Lodge Business and Cultural Centre, 1 Dublin Rd, Castlewellan, BT31 9AG

Derry/Londonderry and Strabane

19th October 2017 – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Foyle Arena, Limavady Rd, Londonderry, BT47 6JY

Please respond by email to [email protected] stating which event you would like to attend, on or before 12 noon on Monday 21st August 2017.

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