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May 27, 2008

Having Your Say - Social Inclusion in N.E. Kildare


The Local Development Social Inclusion Programme (LDSIP) is expanding to North East Kildare.

 What is the LDSIP?

The LDSIP is a series of measures that seeks to respond to the local social and economic needs, promote equality and in doing so counter disadvantage. The LDSIP is funded by the government and administered by The Kildare Community Partnership (KCP) and the OAK Partnership in the rest of Kildare. The LDSIP targets a number of groups in its actions which include:

  • The long term unemployed
  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Disadvantaged women
  • Travellers
  • Older people
  • Persons with a disability
  • Migrant workers
  • Substance misusers
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Lone parents
  • Young people at risk
  • The underemployed
  • Gay/lesbian/Bi-sexual Community
  • Homeless people
  • Ex prisoners and ex offenders
  • Low income houses
  • Communities experiencing disadvantage living in isolated rural or deprived urban areas

What is the relevance of the LDSIP to North East Kildare?

The LDSIP is being expanded to include North East Kildare. OAK and The KCP will be developing a Local Area Action Plan with short term and long term actions to counter disadvantage and promote social and economic inclusion with the local communities within North East Kildare, covering the following areas:

Balraheen; Bodenstown; Celbridge; Donaghcumper; Donore; Kill; Kilteel; Leixlip; Maynooth; Straffan & Oughterard

A consultation process will take place through a series of meetings across the 11 (DED) areas named above throughout the month of June. Community participation is vital throughout the consultation process. The meetings will provide members of the local community and voluntary groups/organisations with the chance to have input into the plan, specifically what needs to happen to address the local, economic and social needs of your area.

For further information please contact:

Catherina Brady ,Community Development Worker c/o The Kildare Community Partnership on (045) 895450 or Email