What is the Colin Early Intervention Community?
The Colin Early Intervention Community (CEIC), focusing on the Twinbrook, Poleglass, Kilwee and Lagmore areas, is one where the community leaders, in collaboration with Voluntary and Statutory sectors, lead the development of early intervention projects to improve services for children and families in their community. This approach will help to ensure that children aspire and reach their potential.
Why do we need an Early Intervention Community in Colin?
For too long the Colin area has been viewed as a community with high indicators of deprivation, where health, education and employment attainments are well behind the rest of the province. Whilst there have been various initiatives to address these chronic issues, and some improvements have been made, there are still fundamental problems that need a more radical approach if significant improvements are to be realised. It has become increasingly recognized that the greatest impact on these indicators will be delivered through early intervention and it has become the most important stage to target resources.
We want these deprivation indicators to change and our vision is that; “Children, young people and families of the Colin community will have the best possible lives where hope will flourish”.
How will an Early Intervention Community make a difference?
There will be a specific focus on early Interventions at a locality level. The projects will be joined up; thus all sectors/agencies will be inspired and working to a common vision and objectives. Finally, and crucially, all CEIC funded programmes will performance managed to ensure impact, achieved through the implementation of an Outcomes Based Accountability approach and the development of the Colin Report Card. Click HERE
The Colin Locality Planning Group is one of a number of locality planning groups aligned through the South Eastern Outcomes Group to the regional planning group for children, the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP).
For more information on the Development of the Colin Early Intervention Community. Click pdf HERE (1.97 MB)