Transition to next phase of youngballymun

The summer of 2016 has been a time of significant change in the youngballymun organisation as we move into the next phase of the work. 

An additional €500,000 has been allocated to youngballymun to continue from July 2016-July 2017 as part of the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme.  While there have been changes to the nature and scale of the youngballymun strategy, the extension of funding allows an exciting and impactful programme of work to be delivered in the coming year, with a particularly strong focus on working with parents. 

We will continue to implement a programme of services and develop capacity in partnership with colleagues in HSE Primary Care, Tusla, early years settings, primary schools and community organisations focused on infant mental health, social and emotional wellbeing of children and parents, and language and literacy development. Further detail on the changes in the strategy and the work which is being sustained is available here

To mark the transition from the present programme of work into its next phase and celebrate the achievements of youngballymun from 2007 to 2016, we gathered in June with friends and partners from across the community and beyond.  Some photos from the event are available here

We remembered youngballymun through the years with a selection of photographs which are available to view here 

The event was also an opportunity to launch our 100 Faces, 100 Stories publication which brought together the faces and stories of those who have been involved in the change journey so far in youngballymun – children, parents and practitioners in health, early years, education, family and community services and others – together with messages from well-known advocates for equality and social change.

You can view this publication here