LCDC publishes Clare Survey findings

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The Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has published findings of a new survey of more than 1,000 adults across Clare focusing on the county’s health, well-being and quality of life.

The Clare Survey, a strategic action of the Local Economic and Community Plan, will be used by Clare County Council to strengthen national funding applications such as the Rural and Urban Regeneration Funds and to direct resources to those areas of the county most in need.  The survey will also be utilised as a benchmark to measure progress for strategies such as Local Economic and Community Plan and the Healthy Clare Strategy.  Clare County Council says the localised information contained in the survey results will complement data available under the Census and the Survey of Income and Living Conditions.

The survey, which was conducted by independent market research agency Behaviour and Attitudes Ltd. in late 2018, explored topics such as Education, Employment Status, Health & Well-being, Attitudes to Mental Health, Social Engagement, Technology and Transport.

The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is a subcommittee of Clare County Council and includes representatives from Clare Public Participation Network, local state agencies, the community voluntary sector as well as other local development and interest groups. The LCDC has prepared and oversees the implementation of the community elements of the Local Economic and Community Development Plan (LECP) which is a 6 year strategy for the county. The committee also developed the Healthy Clare Strategy and manages the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for Clare.  In addition funding programmes such as the Healthy Ireland Fund and the Community Enhancement Programme are overseen by the LCDC committee.

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