Formed in 1996, Lisburn PSP maintains Community Safety and Good Relations in communities engaging with young people, women, BME, ex-prisoners/combatants/servicemen as a result of the current political crisis.
Lisburn PSP maintains Good Relations by delivery of programmes throughout hard to reach PUL areas of disengagement, complementing T-BUC and EU PEACE funding targets including: (i) low capacity and engagement in civic structures, especially women (ii) low engagement in Cross Community and Shared Space structures (iii) suspicion of BME, especially newcomers (iv) volatile youth at risk of engaging in political violence.
Lisburn PSP delivers programmes and mentoring to four key groups based upon Community Safety and Good Relations principles – Women, BME, Youth, Ex-Prisoners/Combatants/Servicemen.
Lisburn PSP uses local knowledge based on experiences throughout their twenty plus years journey in community transformation and supports community based organisations to engage in target groups including: Lisburn SAFE; Lisnagarvey Men’s Shed; Women’s Networks; Welcome BME Project; Community Engagement Network (Interfaces); Lisburn Bands Forum (Cultural Identity).
Lisburn PSP use a model of training and mentoring for target groups and allow participants to shadow community leaders. Lisburn PSP deliver programmes within a range of communities on their model, linking with Good Relations stakeholders including statutory providers of health and youth services.
Lisburn PSP deliver the following outcomes:
– Improved Self-Efficacy – develop individuals and communities abilities to manage their own development.
– Improved social capital – develop community management structures and decision making forums.
– Improve Capacity of Key Enablers – mentor key enablers in communities to engage in Good Relations and Community Safety.
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