Estate Management and Community Participation

OLOLCSG Ltd. Walker Report

How Are Our Kids? (Full Report)

Feeling Safe in Our Community

Revitalising Communities: A Framework for Assessing Social Change

Residents First: Towards Real Community Participation in Regeneration Areas

HSE Community Profile

Health Impact Assessment Report 1

Health Impact Assessment Report 2

Health Impact Assessment Report 3

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Useful Publications

       Regeneration Reports

Viable Management Structures... - Final Draft (2012)
The full title of this report is 'Viable Management Structures for Housing Estates in Regeneration Areas: Options for Community Based Structures to Facilitate Enhanced Community Participation, Involvement and Partnership with Statutory Organisations'. This report was commissioned PAUL Partnership and the Limerick Regeneration Agency, in consultation with Limerick City Council in 2011 and the research was conducted by Brian Dillon of Nexus. The Nexus Report is gathering dust in City Hall since December 2011 waiting to be signed off on. READ MORE >>>

Review of the Structures, System, Role & Functions of Our Lady of Lourdes Community Service Group Ltd. - Final Draft (2010)
This internal report of OLOLCSG Ltd. would have fed into the Nexus Report had it ever been published. It's core recommendation is that OLOLCSG ends its invitation only policy when selecting members for their Board of Directors and Local Estate Management READ MORE >>>

How Are Our Kids? - Full Report (2012)
Funded by the Limerick Regeneration Agencies and Atlantic Philanthropies, this report found that parents and carers in regeneration areas are more likely to face multiple problems including a “high incidence of various forms of anti-social behaviour” One of the recommendations of the report highlighted the need for “Multifaceted interventions to improve the physical and social environment and address safety issues in the neighbourhood. These should include incentives and sanctions to encourage more civic behaviour and collective responsibility”. Such interventions were supposed to have been put place from 2007 - 2012. READ MORE >>>

Feeling Safe in Our Community (2011)
Commissioned by the Regeneration Agency, this report into community safety and security in Southill and Ballinacurra Weston recommended the live monitoring of CCTV cameras by the Gardaí. It also stated that “the process of communication between the Limerick Regeneration Agencies and the residents of the estates concerned must be significantly improved. The voices of the residents need to be sought out and listened to in terms of their local on the ground knowledge”. It found that “the issue of boarding up houses in particular has very real health and safety concerns beyond the symbolic feeling of neglect and marginalisation” and “that properties should not be left boarded up indefinitely as they are detrimentally impacting on the quality of life for the residents”. The report makes many other common-sense recommendations, which were never implemented.. READ MORE >>>

Revitalising Communities: Assessing Social Change (2011)
This 2-year project explores through a series of four studies, the experiences of residents living in the areas targeted by Regeneration. The Report of Findings of this study found that the majority of residents felt the quality of life in their neighbourhood had worsened since regeneration began and noted that “The disintegration of the local community was perceived to have a detrimental impact on quality of life.”. READ MORE >>>

Residents First (2011)
In June 2011, The Ballinacurra Weston Residents' Alliance in association with Limerick Regeneration Watch launched Residents First- towards real community participation in regeneration areas at a 3-day conference in the University of Limerick. It highlights the fraudulent nature of the Limerick Regeneration Agencies engagement with communities under their remit and charts the history of that engagement in Ballinacurra Weston. It argues for the urgent need for change and real community participation and calls for the Community elections and the establishment of localised power-sharing Regeneration Boards. READ MORE >>>

Health Service Executive - Community Profile (2008)
This community profile was undertaken by the Health Service Executive (HSE) West as part of the Health Impact Assessment that were conducted on various elements of the Limerick Regeneration Project.The information in this profile is drawn from various sources but in particular from the Census 2006 and other sources of information in this profile which include information from the Health Service Executive, the National Suicide Research Foundation, the National Cancer Registry of Ireland and the Health Research Board. The data covers demographics, health & health behaviour trends in the regeneration areas and information on issues that have a direct impact on the health of individuals and their communities. READ MORE >>>

Health Impact Assessment - Physical Regeneration (2008)
Commissioned by the Regeneration Agency this report (the first of three) notes that "Crime and anti-social behaviour are more likely to occur if...unused buildings and spaces that have become vulnerable to crime are not remodelled or removed", yet the practice of boarding-up houses would increase significantly in the years that followed. The report also recommended that "All residents be encouraged and supported to participate in the regeneration process in a manner that is meaningful" READ MORE >>>

Health Impact Assessment - Early School Leaving (2008)
"Systems should be put in place to ensure that significant investment is made in early year’s education, particularly at the pre-school and primary school years. Evidence based early childhood measures and programmes must also be promoted and enhanced, particularly in regeneration area schools.". READ MORE >>>

Health Impact Assessment - Youth Space (2008)
This HIA recommends that "Genuine consultation and participation with all youth in the planning and running a youth space is imperative" and notes that "Youth Participation produces positive psychosocial results such as enhanced sense of efficacy and civic competence, and experiential education and skills development". READ MORE >>>

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