‘Guided by our Social Charter we will commit the resources of the University to work in partnership to find lasting solutions that tackle disadvantage and improve outcomes for children, young people and communities.’
What impact did it make?
Evidence based solutions for timely interventions
The lived experiences of young people, together with research evidence from broader programmes of work in the community, will help the initiative think progressively about how we can make better use of potential evidence-based interventions for positive change. Through partnership working and participatory action research, QCAP hopes to capture feedback on possible solutions in real time, so that interventions for positive change can be identified and actioned more quickly. The programme team will then seek to test the model in other sites across Northern Ireland, expanding into other urban, small town and rural settings to explore the transferability, sensitivity and suitability of the approach. The aim is to create a more durable model of community and place-based working tailored to communities, bringing long lasting change.
- The Market Development Association is the central community group in the Market Community of inner South Belfast
- MDA activities range from helping residents with day-to-day issues such as housing repairs and benefit advice, through to large scale strategic regeneration initiatives such as the Market Tunnels Project.
Impact related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Learn more about Queen’s University’s commitment to nurturing a culture of sustainability and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through research and education.
- SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities
- SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
- SDG 3 - Good Health and well-being
Impacting in Countries/Regions
School/InstituteFaculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Peace, identity, conflict and social sustainability