Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum

Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum

Charity information

Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum

The Leicester & Leicestershire Irish Forum has, for the last 10 years, supported the Irish community throughout the city and county. It was created as a direct need for the Irish community to identify gaps in service provision from statutory agencies and to ensure that the community continued to support each other. Our main objectives are to act as a signposting, supporting and advocacy service that is lead and directed by the every changing needs of the community, for example the needs of elders differs from the needs of the young and our new arrivals which differs again from the needs of Irish Travellers. We are an ‘open door’ agency whose only agenda is to reflect the needs of our community.

There is one full time and one part time member of staff. We have 20 volunteers.

We provide a variety of outreach support services and this includes services for the members of the Travelling communities - helping them with responding to letters and accessing other statutory agencies such as schools for their children. This work is mainly carried out by volunteers whom are supported by the Development Worker, who is funded by the Emigrant Support Program (Irish Government).

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Supporting vulnerable Elderly Irish Senior Citizens, young Irish people and Travellers and Gypsies. The Leicester & Leicestershire Irish Forum (LLIF) also supports other organisations that promote Health and Well Being in the Irish Community. LLIF also delivers a range of cultural and heritage projects. This includes Story Telling, Irish Language Classes, Media and Oral History projects as well as promoting and supporting Gaelic Games in Leicestershire.

  • Aims

    Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum aims to:

    • Relieve persons in need, poverty or distress particularly but not exclusively of Irish descent through the provision of advice and information concerning health and benefits as well as other support.
    • Advance education of public particularly in Irish history, music, drama, arts, Irish language and sports.
    • Improve the conditions of life for the Irish vulnerable elderly, Irish Young People and Travellers and Gypsies, as well as the wider community who are in need.
    • To promote and develop links with the host and other minority groups.
    • To assist the Irish community to contribute in full to the prosperity of our City and County.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1127212

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01162769186

    Address: 450 Gipsy Lane Leicester LE5 0TB

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