Southside Youth Forum
Youth and community organisations that work with young people and families on the southside of Limerick City met at The Factory Southside Youth Space recently for a networking morning hosted by the Southside Youth Forum.
The event gave agencies an opportunity to learn about the Southside Youth Forum and share ideas of how they can support young people and families across the community.
‘The Southside Youth Forum is an amalgamation of local services who work together to improve the lives of young people and families across the community,’ explained Cathal Dillion, Limerick Youth Service.
‘The Southside Youth Forum allows staff and volunteers an opportunity to share their experiences – be they good or bad, of running programmes and projects in the local community,’ said Cathal.
‘It gives people, particular those new to the area, an opportunity to familiarise themselves with other services and how they can work in partnership for the betterment of the community,’ added Cathal.
The Southside Youth Forum meets every quarter with the findings relayed ba
ck to the Limerick City Youth Forum with a view to shaping future policy and identifying particular needs in the community.
The variety of organisations who support people in the area was quite evident on the morning with Limerick Youth Service, Extern, Southill Outreach, Limerick DEPS, Barnardos and Limerick Sports Partnership just some of the many organisations present.
Following the networking session guests attended a workshop on positivity that was delivered by William Priestly, West End Youth Centre.
For more in the Southside Youth Forum please contact Cathal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 061-412444.
A part of Limerick Youth Service, The Factory Southside Youth Space, which is located at the Galvone Business Park, is home to the delivery of youth work, sporting and recreational activities for all members of the community.
A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.