Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) representing Ireland’s 49 Local Development Companies including providers of the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP) have confirmed that its members will provide over 320 training and educational programmes during the course of this Autumn and Winter in Communities across the Country.


SICAP aims to address high and persistent levels of deprivation through targeted and innovative, locally- led approaches. It targets and supports those who are disadvantaged in Irish society and less likely to use mainstream services.  One of the identified Goals of SICAP is focused on supporting people who have been identified as in need, through lifelong learning.


Commenting on the Training & Educational Programmes available across the Irish Local Development Network, ILDN Social Inclusion Chair Adeline O’Brien said; “lifelong learning, to improve work readiness and providing education in more holistic ways so participants can improve their quality of life and wellbeing is central to the work our members do through SICAP. With over 320 diverse programmes available across the Country there are significant opportunities in Communities for people seeking to participate and learn new skills. “


ILDN CEO Joe Saunders continued; “it is encouraging to see such a high number of interesting and diverse classes and programmes available across our Network this Autumn. I would encourage any individual seeking out a new opportunity – particularly as we emerge from the COVID19 pandemic to contact their Local Development Company to explore the wide range of opportunities available. “

List of Local Development Companies & Programmes available here.