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As part of the Department’s work to implement Fresh Start policy the DfC Fresh Start team is working with Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, to deliver a community based education and action citizen programme aimed at young adults who feel disconnected from their commu

Published 20 August 2021Guidance literature

DfC Business Plan 2020/22

This Department for Communities’ Business Plan 2020-22 has been approved by the Departmental Management Board.  This Business Plan covers an 18 month period from October 2020 to March 2022.  It sets out the steps that the Departmen

Published 18 August 2021Business plans

As part of the Department’s work to implement Fresh Start policy the DfC Fresh Start team is working with Shantallow Community Residents Association (SCRA), to deliver a programme which aims to reduce antisocial behaviour, violence, crime and lawlessness associated with

Published 17 August 2021Development plan/framework

The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 30 June 2021.

Published 11 August 2021Guidance literature

The Scheme of Emergency Financial Assistance (SEFA) is designed to aid individual householders who have suffered severe inconvenience as a result of internal flooding to their properties.

Published 06 August 2021Circulars

Households below Average Income Northern Ireland 2019/20

The households below average income report for Northern Ireland 2019-20 was released on 5 August 2021. This covers the period pre COVID-19. The proposed date of next publication will be Summer 2022.

Published 05 August 2021Statistical reports

The Department requests information from councils at the end of each Quarter on the processing of invoices as detailed in the circular LG 19/2016 Prompt Payment Guidance.

Published 04 August 2021Financial plans and reports

This Corporate Governance Framework sets out the arrangements which have been established to ensure the proper and effective management of the Department for Communities (DfC). 

Published 03 August 2021Corporate reports

Office of the Discretionary Support Commissioner - Annual Report 2020 - 2021

Discretionary Support is administered by the Department for Communities (the Department). The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 makes provision for the Department to make payments by way of grant or loan to prescribed persons.

Published 02 August 2021Corporate reports

These financial statements relate to the Charitable Donations & Bequests Accounts detailing receipts and payments for the financial year 2019.

Published 01 August 2021Financial plans and reports

Steps 2 Success Statistical Bulletin - October 2014 to September 2020

The Steps 2 Success (S2S) Statistical Bulletin provides key statistical information for the Steps 2 Success programme.

Published 29 July 2021Statistical reports

Vacancies: Statistical Factsheet July 2021

This Statistical Fact Sheet, which is published three times a year (along with a more detailed annual bulletin), presents key information on employment vacancies which have been notified to the Department for Communities (DfC).

Published 28 July 2021Statistical reports

Uniting Opportunities forms part of the wider Uniting Communitiesprogramme and seeks to deliver good relations and reconciliation projects through sport, physical and creative activity.

Published 28 July 2021Guidance literature

Annual Report on the Social Fund 2019 - 2020

This annual report on the operation of the Social Fund, was laid before the Northern Ireland Assembly in accordance with section 146(5) and (6) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

Published 23 July 2021Corporate reports

The Department’s policy on rent control for protected and statutory tenancies has as its basis the strategy for the PRS sector, entitled ‘Renting privately: a strategic framework’, published in 2004.

Published 22 July 2021Legislation and regulations

The aim of this policy change is to support economic recovery by ensuring self-employed claimants have the support they need to restart their businesses.

Published 21 July 2021Legislation and regulations

The amendments are necessary following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

Regulation 2 amends the Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (S.R. 2000 No. 91) (“the Social Fund Regulations”)

Published 21 July 2021Legislation and regulations

Under the 1950 Employment and Training Act, the Department for Communities (DfC) has a statutory obligation to assist employers to obtain suitable employees.

Published 08 July 2021Legislation and regulations

Wellbeing and engagement in culture, heritage and sport by adults in Northern Ireland 2019/20

Statistics in relation to wellbeing and engagement in culture, heritage and sport: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.

Published 06 July 2021Statistical reports

These Regulations will amend the Child Support Maintenance Calculation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 to correct anomalies with regard to Child Benefit end dates.

Published 05 July 2021Legislation and regulations

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