Poverty, incidence, and mitigating factors in South Dublin County
CYPSC today announced a Seminar ‘Poverty in South Dublin County’ which will take place on the 5th of October 2022 at the Institute for Population Health. The Seminar will look at South County Dublin’s poverty experience, incidence, and mitigating factors across service providers.
This seminar will feature contributions from the South Dublin Local Community Development Committee, Maynooth University, The Institute for Population Health, Trinity College Dublin, South Dublin County Council, South Dublin CYPSC (Children & Young People’s Services Committees), representatives from Governments Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme (Childhood Development Initiative and Blue Skies Initiative) and Tusla, to share understanding of South County Dublin’s poverty experience, incidence, and mitigating factors across service providers.
The seminar will assist in the creation of a County-wide anti-poverty plan
The aim of the seminar is to assist in the creation of a County-wide anti-poverty plan, provide guidance for the Local Economic and Community Plan and improve a multidisciplinary, cross-agency strategy based on evidence. Topics covered will include:
- Poverty in Ireland: How we define, measure, and identify it.
- Social Determinants of Health.
- An overview of South Dublin County and the Local Economic and Community Plan.
- Poverty in South Dublin: The Area Based Childhood Programme perspective.
- Priority Actions and Developments.
Speaking about the seminar, CEO of the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) Marian Quinn said:
“Because of the geographic concentration of disadvantage, we come together to discuss coherent, multi-level, area-based strategies to address social exclusion, child poverty, intergenerational deprivation, and poor health outcomes. Sharing knowledge and planning allows for a more focused and intensive focus on child outcomes, as well as a more holistic approach to child development.”
Professor Catherine Darker, Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health, Trinity College Dublin added; “Deprivation happens along a social gradient with poor people doing worse on all health outcomes. This causes harm to individuals, families and the whole of society. It can predict whether people will live healthy long lives into older adulthood or have multiple complex health problems which can cause them to die up to 15 years younger than their wealthier neighbours. The good news is that this is a socially constructed phenomenon. It doesn’t have to be this way. We as a society can organise ourselves so as that the social gradient of poverty isn’t so severe. I for one want to live in a society, not in an economy.”
“We look forward to involving partners in the design and development of the new LECP for South Dublin. We all have a role to play in tackling the root causes of poverty in South Dublin County. It requires a partnership approach and sharing of a common vision. We look forward to involving partners in the design and development of the new LECP for South Dublin and working together to implement key actions targeted at addressing poverty in South Dublin County.” Jennifer Moroney Ward – Social & Community Development, South Dublin County Council.
“Enhancing the coordination, delivery and accessibility of essential services at local level through the development of comprehensive local action plans is an essential element in combating Ireland’s persistently high levels of child and family poverty. This is vital to end the intergenerational perpetuation of poverty in Ireland.”
Hugh Fraser, Adjunct Professor of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University
Professor Mary P. Corcoran, Chair of South Dublin Local Community Development Committee, will open the session with contributions from Hugh Fraser, Adjunct Professor of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University, Dr. Catherine Darker from the Institute for Population Health at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Colm Ward – Services Director at South Dublin County Council, Jennifer Moroney Ward – Senior Executive Officer in Community at South Dublin County Council, Karen Costello of Blueskies and Jefrey Shumba from the CDI with Audrey Warren, Chair of South Dublin CYPSC & Tusla Area Manager who will also chair the later part of the morning.
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Notes to Editors:
- Marian Quinn, CEO of The Childhood Development Initiative is available for media interviews.
- Hugh Fraser, Adjunct Professor of Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University, is available for media interviews. email@example.com
- Catherine Darker, Professor in Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Contact directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or TCD Communications Ciara O’Shea +353 1 896 4337 email@example.com
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