Community Participation

ICON believes in the value and importance of community particpation and strives to ensure that residents are supported and recognised for their engagement in local decision making strucures.  

We aim to: 

  • Work within the community to ascertain the needs of the area and build confidence and the capacity of individuals, families and groups through the development and support of appropriate programmes and activities.

  • Work together to take action on the issues identified.

  • Liaise and network with relevant agencies and service providers within the community and be willing to engage in interagency projects.

ICON Drug & Alcohol Working Group

  • Identify and communicate the needs and aspirations of the community to the North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force in relation to all aspects of addiction.

  • Promote an understanding of the North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force and its’ associated projects to the wider community.

  • Provide the mechanism for the election of the community representatives to the Task Force.

  • Provide on-going support to nominated Task Force Community Representatives to represent issues at Task Force level and assist community representatives to ensure that issues raised at Task Force level are as representative as possible of community concerns.

  • Ensure that Task Force decisions and actions are relayed back to the community and appropriate community structures.