Roscommon County Council's Social Inclusion Unit is being developed in partnership with all sections of the local authority. Our role will be to support and facilitate Social Inclusion activities and policies across the entire range of local authority activities.
Origin of the Unit
In line with a commitment in the National Partnership Agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (2000), social inclusion units were established on a pilot basis in seven local authorities - Cork, Limerick and Waterford City Councils, and Louth, Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and South Dublin County Councils for the period 2001 - 2005. These pilot units were placed on a permanent basis in 2006.
The National Partnership Agreement, 'Towards 2016' brought with it from the previous Agreement, Programme for Prosperity and Fairness, the social inclusion unit programme. This unit is to be extended to half of all county/city local authorities by the end of 2008.
On the 20th July, 2007, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr. John Gormley announced the extension of the social inclusion unit programme to nine more local authorities - Cavan, Donegal, Fingal, Galway City and County, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon and South Tipperary.
By establishing a Social Inclusion Unit, Roscommon County Council aims to broaden the role of the Council in tacking social exclusion and poverty in County Roscommon and to more fully integrate it into the entire work of the organisation.
Social Inclusion Unit Action Plan 2009-2010.pdf (size 1.8 MB)
Social Inclusion Unit Events Calendar 2010.pdf (size 10 KB)
Roscommon Intercultural Strategy 2007-2010.pdf (size 468.3 KB)
Social Inclusion Unit Handbook for Staff and Elected Members.pdf (size 895.8 KB)