What is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)?
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) (2018 – 2022) provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.
SICAP (2018 – 2022) is the successor programme to SICAP (2015 - 2017).
SICAP is a social inclusion programme which assists both individuals and groups through a two-pronged approach; supporting communities and supporting individuals.
Who is responsible for SICAP in Westmeath?
SICAP is managed locally by Westmeath Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) , and the Programme Implementer(PI) in Westmeath is Westmeath Community Development.
Who funds SICAP?
SICAP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with co-funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
(The ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 is co-financing SICAP in the years 2018-2020. PEIL’s priority areas for investment revolve around the activation of the unemployed, social and labour market inclusion, education and youth employment).
What is the aim of SICAP?
The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality in Ireland through supporting communities and individuals using community development approaches, engagement and collaboration.
What are the SICAP Programme Goals?
SICAP (2018-2022) has 2 goals ;
Goal 1: Supporting Communities - support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of Local Community Groups, and creating more sustainable communities.
Goal 2: Supporting Individuals - To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports.
Case Study undertaken 2018
WCD compiled a case study on Employment Supports provided by the company under the SICAP programme in 2018. To download the case study please click here.
Further information on SICAP (2018-2022) in Westmeath contact WCD on firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on SICAP (2018-2022) nationally is available at www.pobal.ie
Westmeath Community Development (WCD) intends to run a Reception Front Desk Skills QQI 5 Course in June 2018. Details below on course. Closing date for applications: Fri 1st June 2018.
Course content and learning outcomes:
You will develop the knowledge and skills to deal with clients in person and by telephone in a professional friendly business-like manner. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the many functions of a receptionist including administration duties.
Course is free to all, funded by the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme 2018 -2022 and the European Social Fund.
Assessment of Learning:
All participants will undertake the following Assessment Methods for the above module:
- Portfolio of Work
- Practical skills demonstrations
Who should apply: The course is suitable for those who are working in the social care, healthcare sector, or with those with intellectual disabilities. Or anyone studying towards a healthcare award.
WCD offering this course to support individuals gains the relevant qualifications and skills to work in this industry and as always the course is FREE to all.
Duration: 4 full days in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete self-study and assignments outside of class time. Status: Component (Elective) Credit Value: This component award is worth 15 ECTS credits Certification: A Certificate in Disability Awareness 6N1975
Aim: The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the models and types of disabilities and the legal and social structures and services in place to accommodate disabilities at national and community level and in the workplace.
Work Experience: Learners may complete their Work Experience in their place of employment if they have the opportunity to observe and support persons with disabilities. Garda Vetting will be required.
Westmeath Community Development (WCD) and Westmeath County Council (WCC) collaborated on the attached Mullingar RAPID Newsletter to show the work undertaken over the last year in Mullingar under the RAPID action.
RAPID is a government project which aims to support communities to improve the quality of life of those living in their areas. It helps communities to access the resources and expertise of state agencies and it helps to establish and build local groups e.g. residents associations, women’s groups etc. The overall aim of the project is to enable communities to improve and sustain themselves and have a happier, healthier life for all living in their areas.
Westmeath Community Development (WCD), Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP)
in conjunction with Europharma Concepts Ltd (EPC) offers a Free Training Opportunity with our
Medical Device Drug & Cosmetic Manufacturing Course
Monday 5th March at 11.30 am in
Annebrook House Hotel
= All Welcome! =
Who Should Attend This Course?
This course is suitable for anyone interested in working in the medical or pharmaceutical industry in roles such as general operatives, clean room operatives or QA and operation roles. No prior learning or work experience necessary, this is a foundation level course.
Key learning objectives of the course are:
- Understand the Regulations that govern the medical device sector
- Increased knowledge of all fundamental principles for all personnel involved in the management and operations of cleanrooms
- Gain knowledge on how GMP regulations and ISO standards define cleanroom design, operation and validation
- Gain an understanding of risk management for medical device, medicinal drug manufacture and cosmetics
- Gain knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma
- Gain an in-depth understanding of terminology, improve your interview skills, and link your abilities and skills to specific job roles and responsibilities in this industry.