Roma Peer Support- Health Link Worker

Roma Peer Support- Health Link Worker

Co. Clare Roma Inclusion Project wishes to recruit Roma Peer Support – Health Link worker (6 hours per week).

The peer support worker will work with the Clare Roma Inclusion project team to deliver health information to the Roma Community, help with medical card and PPSN applications and encourage and support Roma Community participation in groups, activities and events.

For full job description and person specification click here, to download the application form click here or email Iyabo Matthew

Completed applications to include a CV and application form to be forwarded to:

Iyabo Matthew via email: or Clare Local Development Company,

Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 5pm.

Candidates may be short listed for interview.

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer.

Roma Peer Support – Pracovník Health Link 6 hodin týdně

Pracovník vzájemné podpory bude spolupracovat s projektovým týmem Clare Roma zaclenovani na poskytování zdravotních informací romské komunitě, pomoci se zdravotními kartami a aplikacemi PPSN a nabadat a podporovat účast romské komunity ve skupinách, aktivitách a akcích.

Pracovník Peer Support (vzajemne se podporovat) bude klíčovým pracovníkem vzájemného propojení s romskou komunitou v Co. Clare, podpora jejich účasti ve skupinách, aktivitách a akcích.

Pro úplný popis práce a specifikaci osob ,here , application form here or email

Přihlaste se prosím životopisem a přihláškou- označené jako soukromé a důvěrné:

Iyabo Matthew CLDC via email: Or

Post Clare Local Development Company, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare

Uzávěrka přihlášek je Středu. 1 cerna v 17:00.
Kandidáti mohou být zkráceni na pohovor.

Společnost Clare Local Development Company je zaměstnavatelem pro rovné příležitosti, pro vsechny.

Roma Peer Support- Health Link Worker

Operations Manager

  CLDC wish to recruit for the following position: Operations Manager (28 hours per week)

The Operations Manager will work with the senior management team to manage the operations responsibilities of the company, including corporate governance, HR, health and safety, company facilities, company compliance (data protection, child protection etc) and company communications.

For a full role description and person specification please contact Iyabo Matthew at

Applications to include CV and cover letter, should be sent to Iyabo Matthew, HR Dept., CLDC, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 PXY3 or

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Friday June 3rd 2022.

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer

Funding to establish Traveller Community Development Project Secured for Clare

Funding to establish Traveller Community Development Project Secured for Clare

Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) is delighted to announce that a collaborative application to the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Pilot Project Community Development Fund has been successful. This application was made on behalf of four organisations in Clare which include CLDC, Clare Women’s Network, Clare Public Participation Network and the HSE’s Mid-West Traveller Health Unit and endorsed by many other community and voluntary organisations around the county.

More than 120 projects around the country applied for this funding and the Clare collaborative group are delighted to have been one of only 7 successful applications to the one million euro fund.  Doirin Graham, CEO of Clare Local Development Company welcomed the news saying that this much needed funding would secure a Traveller specific initiative. ‘We want to ensure that Travellers are involved at every level of this project and are front and centre in the decision making roles. With our organisations’ support we can lend the institutional and governance guidance to help to get the project up and running and to support it until it is on a solid footing’.

The application itself highlighted the urgent need for a Traveller specific organisation in Clare and where effective methods of participation by the Traveller community in the decisions that affect their lives have not been established. One of the issues for the Traveller community in Clare is accessing funding available for training, mentorships, social enterprises, educational and political advocacy. Without a dedicated organisation there is no entity working with the community to support them to identify these needs and to apply for funding to respond to them.

It is this gap in targeted support that prompted the four collaborating organisations to apply for this fund. It is their explicit aim that over the proposed three years of the scheme the Traveller Community Development Organisation will become fully independent and Traveller –led and develop a strong grassroots voice to address social exclusion, poverty, and to advocate for Traveller’s Human Rights.

On hearing the news, Sarah Clancy of Clare PPN, noted that in recent years “Ireland has seen members of the Traveller community making huge strides in fields of education, literature, sports, music, politics, law and the art and she hopes that this fund will be a stepping stone towards equality for the Traveller community and that it will be able to build on previous work done by Ennis Community Development Project, the Traveller community themselves and other such organisations in Clare”.

It is hoped that the final details of the project will be finalised over the coming weeks and CLDC and their collaborating partners welcome people who would like more information to contact Darina Greene on 0879086561 or


Clare Local Development Company through its SICAP program aims to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality in Clare through supporting communities and individuals using community development approaches, engagement and collaboration.

Clare PPN is a network of community, voluntary, environmental and social inclusion groups from Clare. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the formal participation by the community sector in Clare County Council’s policy formation structures.

Clare Women’s Network supports and encourages the coming together of women’s groups and individual women in Clare. Its work is guided by women’s equality, inclusion, community development and feminist principles.

The Traveller Health Unit (THU) is underpinned by the social determinants of health that are at the root of Traveller health inequalities. This approach enables a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.


Implications of COVID-19 for Traveller & Roma transfer to and progression within Higher Education

Implications of COVID-19 for Traveller & Roma transfer to and progression within Higher Education

The Forum was organised by Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and the National Traveller Women’s
Forum, in response to urgent COVID-19 concerns being expressed by Traveller and Roma students and parents and adult learners hoping to continue or commence third level education in Sept 2020. It consisted of opening and closing plenaries and six facilitated breakout sessions which provided opportunities for all to express their views. Read the full report here