Transition from Direct Provision

Moving On – Objectives

The overall aim of The Moving On project is to ensure that people transitioning into the community are supported to participate equally. Consequently, they must be socially included in their community from Direct Provision to independent living using a community work model.

The two areas we want to address are as follows:

  1.  Develop and coordinate a resettlement support model for those leaving Direct Provision. Especially relevant, are key areas such as accommodation, social welfare, education and access to health services.
  2. Ensure that those affected are part of designing and deciding on what supports they need.


We hope to achieve this by engaging statutory agencies and front-line services in jointly addressing the blocks and barriers faced by residents looking to move out of direct provision, and by supporting the resident’s participation in the process. We plan to utilise the existing networks and other available avenues to raise awareness, influence policy and facilitate opportunities for giving voice to the beneficiaries at the appropriate platforms.

Reuben Hambakachere.

Transitional Support Worker.

For more information on this initiative, please contact [email protected]

Gaisce Project

Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for young people between the ages of 15-25 and has been in existence since 1985. The Awards initially flourished under the patronage of former President Patrick. J Hillary and to date and have been carried by incoming President’s. To date over 300,000 young people have participated in the Gaisce programme. At Gaisce our main aim is to ensure we have a programme which fits the needs of every young person who wishes to participate in the Gaisce programme and to give each participant the best possible opportunity to do so. We believe in the ability and resilience of young people and through the Gaisce programme we want them to nurture that ability and to realise their full potential.

Gaisce is driven and motivated to follow and adhere to core values set out by its staff and council members. We are committed to ensuring these core values are embedded across all areas of our work, and in our practice and processes.

Gaisce is focused on, and driven by, the following core values:


Making a difference, effecting change and enabling young people to shape their own path to self-discovery.

Inclusion & Equality

Every person has the opportunity to grow their potential through equality of access, participation and outcomes.


Valuing people equally, recognising diversity, and ensuring everyone is treated with dignity.


Making an impact through pursuing the highest standards, operating with integrity and in a transparent manner.

Gaisce is committed to a planned and systematic approach to living our core values. This will be achieved by applying our values to the various operations and engagements of our programme, both within the organisation and with outside stakeholders and partners. To find out more about Gaisce and to start your journey to self-discovery click HERE.