Mapping Services for Young People

The Integration Mapping project aims to foster the integration of children and young people living in Direct Provision in the local community through providing information on mainstream youth services in a child-friendly poster format.

The project focusses on eleven communities, across eight counties where Direct Provision accommodation centres are located.  Information on local services and activities was compiled and presented in colourful posters and pamphlets to be displayed in the reception areas of the accommodation centres where parents and children would be able to see the posters anytime they passed through reception.  There are approximately 1700 residents across the accommodation centres involved in the project, a third of which are children.

The Irish Refugee Council also met with youth services, families, young people and managers of the accommodation centres to measure the levels of existing engagement.

Early in 2012, the Irish Refugee Council will roll out the second phase of the project by inviting youth services to an ‘information day’ at each centre to introduce their services to young residents and their parents.

The mapping project was funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland

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Monaghan map

Athlone map

Dublin map

Galway map

Kinsale Rd map

Newbridge map

Portlaoise map

Sligo map