O4O Northern Ireland O4O – Rebuilding Social and Economic Capital in Rural, Post-Conflict Northern Ireland • Sustainability • Involving Communities • Communities Taking Control • Finance and Service Level Agreements • Sustainability
“I get down on my knees and do what must be done and kiss Achiles’ hand, the killer of my son” – Michael Longley ‘Ceasefire’ MARKETHILL Strengths: Strong understanding of client-base and credibility with statutory services. Potential to link into new Victim Service as specialist provider. Existing premises. Weakness: No track record in catering, dependency on grants/awards to advance.
“Recognising the realities of a situation is the beginning of all wisdom” JK Paasikivi – PM 1918 and 1944-46, President 1946-1956 COOKSTOWN A long and bumpy journey. Strengths – Dedicated/Dynamic Volunteer-base with good governance and management. Weaknesses – Lack of Capital Resources and the poor local global financial context impacting on opportunity to secure SLAs and to consolidate.
Kircubbin Strengths: Radio Station identified as being a project worth pursuing by community and successful in developing strong support networks with statutory service and local govt. Weakness: Requires buy in from a large geographical area with poor community infrastructure and no financial commitment
Ageing in NI Context Participants - Back Drop - Post Conflict- Reconciliation – Diversity A8 /A2 State - Nation -state, Supra-nationality - Rhetoric of engagement - Reliance on Structural Funds – RPA – CSA 2011-14 Academic – Challenge of reducing disciplines to methodologies to justify govt policy dev.