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1 O4O Northern Ireland O4O – Rebuilding Social and Economic Capital in Rural, Post-Conflict Northern Ireland Sustainability Involving Communities Communities Taking Control Finance and Service Level Agreements Sustainability

2 Cookstown, Markethill, Ards

3 AreasAimsProcessPartnersIndicators of Change Cookstown Co. Tyrone Rationalise /grow existing service provision Training Funding Networks Age Sector Council DSD Growth Resources Markethill LGD – Armagh PC – Newry &A Set up of Cafe on existing premises Training Funding Networks Victim Sector DARD Secure Funding and SLAs Ards Peninsula Co. Down Short Term Com. Radio Stn. Training Funding Networks Health Trust PSNI RCN Uptake of interest

4 Markethill Markethill Ward Local Govt District (22 wards) Parliamentary Constituency NI Population2,37154,263100,9501,685,267 Over 60 Lone Pensioners 19.6% 15.6% 16.6% 12.4% 16.2% 12.6% 17.6% 12.8 Protestant82.9%50%31.8%53.1% Median Death Poverty/ Deprivation Ranking > Multiiple 254 (40-50%) Proximity to Services

5 I get down on my knees and do what must be done and kiss Achiles hand, the killer of my son – Michael Longley Ceasefire MARKETHILL Strengths: Strong understanding of client-base and credibility with statutory services. Potential to link into new Victim Service as specialist provider. Existing premises. Weakness: No track record in catering, dependency on grants/awards to advance.

6 Cookstown Oldtown WardLocal Govt District 16 wards) Parliamentary Constitunecy NI Population2,09832,58186,4961,685,267 Over 60s Lone Pensioners Protestant Median Death Poverty/ Deprivation Ranking > Multiple 215(30-40%) Crime and Disorder

7 Recognising the realities of a situation is the beginning of all wisdom JK Paasikivi – PM 1918 and , President COOKSTOWN A long and bumpy journey. Strengths – Dedicated/Dynamic Volunteer-base with good governance and management. Weaknesses – Lack of Capital Resources and the poor local global financial context impacting on opportunity to secure SLAs and to consolidate.

8 Kircubbin Kircubbin Ward Local Govt. District (23 wards) Parliamentary Constitunency NI Population2,93173,24498,1581,685,267 Over 60s Lone Pensioners 17.1% 12.1% 18.7% 12,6% 18.1% 12.0% 17.6% 12.8% Protestant34.0%82.5%80.0%53.1% Median Death Poverty/ Deprivation Ranking > 287 Multiple Deprivation (40-50%) 96 – 548

9 Kircubbin Strengths: Radio Station identified as being a project worth pursuing by community and successful in developing strong support networks with statutory service and local govt. Weakness: Requires buy in from a large geographical area with poor community infrastructure and no financial commitment

10 Ageing in NI Context Participants - Back Drop - Post Conflict- Reconciliation – Diversity A8 /A2 State - Nation -state, Supra-nationality - Rhetoric of engagement - Reliance on Structural Funds – RPA – CSA Academic – Challenge of reducing disciplines to methodologies to justify govt policy dev.


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