Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion is at the heart of what Local Development Companies do – assisting people and communities to participate fully in all aspects of life whatever their economic or cultural background or health status.

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Rural Development

There are 35 Local Development Companies operating in rural Ireland, providing a range of integrated supports to rural communities to build bottom-up local development. These focus on community development, enterprise and employment, social enterprise and rural recreation.

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Employment Services

Local Development Companies are to the forefront of assisting people into meaningful work. Programmes include Local Employment Service (LES), Tús, Rural Social Scheme, Jobs Clubs and more.

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Social Enterprise

Social enterprise are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, they trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis.

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Climate Action

Climate Action is a key challenge for our time, requiring coherent responses at community level. Local Development Companies are working across several facets of this challenge.

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