Local Development promotes area or community based integrated, “bottom-up” approaches to address long- term unemployment and economic and social issues. This means working with local communities to develop local solutions to local issues. It recognises that to promote growth and quality of life that economic, social and cultural issues must be addressed.
Community Development is a process that seeks to build strong, sustainable communities by bringing people and groups together for the good of the wider community and society. Community Development work seeks to remove barriers that prevent people from taking part in decisions that affect their lives.
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Kerry Volunteer Centre provides a placement service between individuals and groups who want to undertake voluntary activity and organisations that are seeking to involve volunteers. The primary function is to match individuals and groups interested in volunteering with appropriate volunteering opportunities. Read more about Kerry Volunteer Centre here
Citizens Information Services (CIS) provide a face-to-face service to the public. The service is provided through a network of Citizen Information Centres. These provide free, impartial and confidential information, advice and advocacy. They are supported and funded by the Citizens Information Board.
In Kerry there are Citizen Information Centres in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Dingle, Killorglin, Caherciveen and Kenmare. Find out more about Kerry Citizens’ Information Service here