Phase 1 Fieldwork Reports

Phase 1 of the project took place early 2018 and involved consultations and engagement with a variety of individuals, groups and organisations who live and/or work in the areas of focus for the Communities in Transition Project. The contributions made have informed the area summary reports, which set out what participants told us during Phase 1. These reports highlight key issues within the eight Communities in Transition areas across a range of themes and identifies possible solutions to tackling these issues.  

We are conscious that there will be other views and perspectives on the issues associated with paramilitarism, criminality and organised crime and the purpose of the publication is to stimulate discussion and promote debate on issues that are of utmost importance to the continuing development of our society.  

With Phase 1 now complete, this summary report will be used to encourage conversations during Phase 2 when we will be re-engaging with communities as part of a participatory design phase.  This will be opportunity for local communities to work with us to turn those ideas and proposals previously discussed into activities which can be delivered in each area.

Building Capacity to Support Transition in Brandywell and Creggan

Building Capacity to Support Transition in Kilcooley and Rathgill

Building Capacity to Support Transition in New Lodge and Ardoyne

Building Capacity to Support Transition in the Shankill

Building Capacity to Support Transition in Carrickfergus and Larne

Building Capacity to Support Transition in Lurgan (Kilwilkie and Drumgask)

Building Capacity to Support Transition in The Mount and Ballymacarrett

Building Capacity to Support Transition in West Belfast

Phase 2 Participatory Design Workshop Reports

Phase 2 of the Communities In Transition project involved applying a participatory design approach to the development of projects or interventions that would then be submitted to The Executive Office for consideration.

Throughout January and February 2019, a series of workshops were held in each of the Communities In Transition areas of focus. These were publicly advertised and open to all who wished to attend. Discussions were framed around seven key themes that emerged during Phase 1 as being particularly prevalent in these areas in relation to paramilitarism, criminality and organised crime. These themes included:

  • Young People
  • Community safety and policing
  • Community development
  • Restorative practices
  • Health and well-being
  • Environment and culture
  • Personal transition

The rationale behind the participatory design workshops was that they would support people from within these communities to identify the outcomes they want to achieve for the community and to consider the role the community should have in the delivery process.

Available participatory design workshop reports are listed below:

West Belfast

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Health and well-being

Environment and culture

Personal transition

 

Derry

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Restorative practices

Health and well-being

Environment and culture

Personal transition

Carrick and Larne

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Restorative practices

Health and well-being

Environment and culture

Personal transition

 

Lurgan

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Restorative practices

Health and well-being

Personal transition

 

Shankill

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Restorative practices

Health and well-being

North Belfast

Young People

Community safety and policing

Community development

Restorative practices

Environment and culture

Personal transition

 

If you have not had the chance to participate in this phase but would like to, or if you have any other queries, please contact the Communities In Transition Team: [email protected]