Community Development

Longford Community Resources clg sees community development as vital when seeking to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality.  As a first stage, workers go door to door meeting people and getting to know them.  They encourage people to get involved in group activities, with the aim of reducing isolation, promoting confidence building, and providing opportunities for people to develop new skills and capacity.  Through the facilitation and support of Community Development Workers, this can then lead to people discussing issues which they experience, sharing ideas, and taking steps together to address issues.

Currently, we are working in the following areas and running and/or supporting the following groups:-

Springlawn in Longford Town
  • Parent and Toddler Group every Tuesday morning, run in conjunction with Springlawn Childcare Centre.
  • Supports are provided to the committee of the Springlawn Community Resource Centre to run activities and groups in the community house in the estate.

MacEoin Park in Longford Town
  • Parent and Toddler Group in the Community House in MacEoin Park every Friday morning.
Palace Crescent, Cluain Ard and Upper Ardnacassa in Longford Town
  • Monthly residents meetings.
  • Clean ups and community events.

St Michael’s Road in Longford Town
  • Supports are provided to the St. Michael’s Road Area residents committee and the actions that they organise.

East Meets West Intercultural Women’s Group in Longford Town
  • Meets every second Thursday in the back of the Methodist Church on Battery Road.

Palace Crescent, Cluain Ard and Ardnacassa Multicultural Women’s Group
  • Meets every Wednesday morning in Springlawn Community Resource Centre.
Coffee Morning, Edgeworthstown
  • Meets every Monday morning in The Green, Edgeworthstown.

Multicultural Women’s Group, Edgeworthstown
  • Meets every Monday morning in The Green, Edgeworthstown.

Direct Provision Centre in Longford Town
  • Each week two members of Longford Community Resources Ltd staff meet with asylum seekers living in the Direct Provision Centre.  They provide the residents with information and encourage them to get involved in volunteering with the Volunteer Centre.

Social Inclusion Network in Longford Town
  • Meets every two months.  This is where people from the groups that Longford Community Resources clg runs can come together to look at issues which affect the people they work with and look at how to raise these issues with the appropriate services or policy makers.

New members are always very welcome at the groups listed above.  For some of the groups children are welcome too if you do not have childcare.  If you are interested or want further information, please call Felicia, Peter or Mary on 043-3345555.