Our strategy sets the direction for our charity for four years.
Established in 1992, Lewisham Irish Community Centre is an organisation with an enduring passion for transforming the lives of the people it works with. Primarily we have been focused on the needs of Irish, Irish descent and people from the Irish Traveller community. LICC enables people to build resilience, retain independent and fulfilled lives and access the right kind of support when required.
Our core services are the provision of information advice and advocacy on housing and welfare for the Irish and GRT communities. We deliver a broad range of social, cultural and healthy living activities to the Irish and local community to reduce social isolation and loneliness and promote mental health and wellbeing.
We have offered this support since our formation. As we have grown and become more involved in our own community in Rushey Green (Lewisham), we have worked in collaboration with a number of local organisation to provide services to the local community including youth service provision, a playgroup, food poverty projects, healthy living program for older adults, volunteer network events, a community café and community meals project.
LICC manages a community premises from which we deliver an Irish cultural program and have in recent years worked in collaboration with London Irish LGBT Network, Lewisham LGBT Forum, the Green Curtain theatre, the Working Party Theatre Company, Colaise na ngael, Ionad Na ngael , Friends Families and Travellers and Deaf Ear Productions to provide theatre, Irish language classes and music classes.
A confident empowered Irish community
An engaged Community Centre enriching lives by providing accessible services and facilities to the local community
To achieve out vision and mission we will focus on four key areas of development for the charity
Welfare of The Irish Community
Keeping our Community Connected
Rebuilding and Sustainability Post-COVID
You can read about the progress we have made on our plan in our annual report