Background information on the Lower Falls pilot area within Building Successful Communities.


  • estate in West Belfast
  • new housing stock, but poorly designed with high levels of badly lit streets and entries
  • Falls Ward ranked 2 (second most deprived Ward) in Northern Ireland
  • very low educational attainment and high unemployment – particularly amongst the young
  • very high crime and anti-social behaviour rate - much higher than any other Belfast West constituency or the Northern Ireland average
  • High demand for additional social housing.

Lower Falls video

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Lower Falls area analysis report and minutes

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