Health, Housing & Homelessness (HHH) Migrant Women Project


Using a Community Development Process the project engages with women members of Migrant communities including Roma, living in unsuitable accommodation to develop a partnership approach to improve their health outcomes.


Practice, training and engagement will be underpinned by a Community Development approach to create the conditions for reduced fears and impediments to engagement with statutory organisations and agencies for members of the target communities and to positively impact on the inclusive responses, policies and practices of these organisations and agencies to engage with and include members of these target communities.

Values and policies:

Adhere to the community development values of Collectivity; Community Empowerment; Social Justice; Sustainable Development; Equality and Anti-Discrimination practice; inclusion and Human Rights.

This project is funded by Social Inclusion office, HSE CHO Area 1 (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim Cavan & Monaghan)

Key messages about health provision

The Connecting For Life initiative was concerned that many people living in the County may not have very strong English, and wanted a simple and clear message about how and where people can access health services, emergency care, as well as mental health supports. The bulletin will also explain how non-English speakers can access translation and interpretation services at both emergency and primary care services at local level.

Hands-on distribution

This project delivered the multi-lingual health message in an interesting way - one third via community venues, a further third through information and health outlets and the final third with a Platform member attached! The ideas is to call door to door with some of the leaflets and visiting members of ethnic minority communities and providing an outreach into housing estates and smaller towns outside Letterkenny to link people to supports, services and into the Intercultural Platform.

Intercultural Community Engagement (I.C.E. Health Information Project 2018/19)

The Intercultural Platform joined with the Local Community Development Committee and the County Council to help deliver a special project reaching out to the wide range of ethnic minority communities, groups and families living in county Donegal. The aim of the project was to engage with these communities and promote health and wellbeing, access to a range of supports, activities and services all over Donegal.  As part of the programme we designed, developed and launched our multi-lingual website that signposted these activities and services and listed some of the information in multi-lingual form. We are really excited about this development for the Intercultural platform

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