Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

What is Social Inclusion and Poverty?

A socially inclusive society is a society where all people are recognised and accepted and have a sense of belonging. It ensures the fullest participation of all members of the community including minority groups such as Travellers, older people, disabled people, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, gay/lesbian/bisexual people etc. in decision-making processes.  Throughout the year we organise a number of events, activities, competitions, initiatives and projects to encourage participation by everyone in the community. This includes European Week against Racism in March, Bealtaine Festival for the active retired in  May and Social Inclusion Week in November.

People are living in poverty if their income and resources (material, cultural and social) are so inadequate as to preclude them from having a standard of living, which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society generally. As a result of low income and no resources, people may be excluded from participating in activities that are considered the norm for other people in society.

The Social Inclusion Unit, South Dublin County Council have a database of contacts. This list of contacts is used to contact people with regards all future events arranged by the Community, Recreation and Sports Department. This would include European Action Week against Racism, Bealtaine Festival, Flavours of South Dublin, Health and Wellbeing Week, Social Inclusion Celebrations and Age Friendly/ Tús Nua events.

We can confirm your personal data will be retained electronically on a password-protected spreadsheet on a secure network and any hard copies of data will be held in a locked cabinet.

If you wish to be added to this list please complete the Social Inclusion Contact form and send to the Social Inclusion Unit, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or email