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Wellbeing in Northern Ireland... the next phase

The Local Government Act 2014 introduced a swathe of new powers for local councils, reflected in community plans.

Mirroring the outcomes based approach of the draft Programme for Government, you can read here how the wellbeing agenda has been assimilated in these community plans.

With the Northern Ireland Executive on an extended leave of absence, the Carnegie UK Trust recently announced  its intention to support wellbeing outcomes-based approach at local government level. 

Building on the legacy of the Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland, the Trust will be working with a range of partners to embed a local wellbeing-outcomes approach. 

The new project will offer significant financial and in-kind support for up to three Community Planning Partnerships in Northern Ireland to overcome challenges which they have identified as a priority, and help to align their work with draft Programme for Government outcomes framework.

The three-year programme of support represents the first significant strategic investment in community planning. For those interested in what this means for us all, it's worth reading this blog by Carnegie UK Trust trustee Aideen McGinley.

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