Launch of Report into Rebuilding and Refinancing Irish CV Sector

Launch of report: ‘Caring - At What Cost? – Rebuilding and refinancing the community and voluntary sector’

Update: report now available to download here.

IMPACT trade union will launch a specially commissioned report - ‘Caring - At What Cost? – Rebuilding and refinancing the community and voluntary sector’ – on Tuesday 22 September in the Georgian Suite at Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 at 11am.

The report, by Dr Chris McInerney of the University of Limerick, examines the experience and difficulties faced by workers in the community and voluntary sector throughout the economic crisis, the continued stagnation and retrenchment of their terms and conditions in a recovering economic climate, and examines the funding structures and mechanisms for agencies which rely on ‘Section 39’ funding from the HSE.

Are these funding structures still fit for purpose..?

Are these funding structures still fit for purpose, or do we need a revised funding model in order to ensure agencies in the community and voluntary sector can meet modern service delivery demands?

Most Section 39 funded agencies provide vital services to some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society, including those who are homeless, older people in care, people with disabilities, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those dealing with drug and addiction issues.

Summary

Event: Launch of report: ‘At What Cost? – Rebuilding and refinancing the community and voluntary sector’

Date: Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Time: 11am

Venue: Georgian Suite, Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin 2

Contact:

  • Niall Shanahan, communications officer, IMPACT – 087 264 8092