The Carnegie Roundtable on Measuring Wellbeing in Northern Ireland contributed to the development of the wellbeing outcomes approach in the draft Programme for Government. The Trust is keen to continue its work in Northern Ireland and believes that working with stakeholders at local government level presents a significant opportunity to support them to bridge the gap between the aspirations for Northern Ireland and the outcomes for local people.
The Trust’s new Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project will now offer financial and in-kind support for Community Planning Partnerships to implement a local wellbeing outcomes approach in the following local authority areas:
- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
- Derry City and Strabane District Council
- Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
The project will support the Community Planning Partnerships to overcome challenges in implementing their Community Plan which they identified as a priority in the project’s Expression of Interest process, to which all Community Planning Partnerships in Northern Ireland applied. The participants will share the learning from project with the other Community Planning Partnerships to help improve local wellbeing outcomes across Northern Ireland.
The Trust has also today announced that it is developing an Embedding Wellbeing support network to harness the enthusiasm and expertise of stakeholders who are supportive of the project, for project participants and the wider Community Planning Partnerships across Northern Ireland to utilise throughout the duration of the programme.