Healthy Laois

Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), understanding local needs and issues work to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of all people living in County Laois. Since 2017, Laois LCDC has successfully applied for and received grant funding through the Healthy Ireland Fund. The Healthy Ireland fund was created by the Department of Health to establish and support the implementation of Healthy Ireland programmes and projects which would improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation. Laois LCDC through a serious of partnerships and cross-sectoral cooperation administer programmes targeted at different groups throughout the county.

The emphasis on these programmes is the need to empower communities and people to look after their own health and wellbeing by improving health and promoting healthy lifestyles. Actions undertaken through Healthy Ireland are in line with the values of A Framework for Health and Well-being 2013-2025. Underpinning these values and ideas of improving health and wellbeing, is the Healthy-Laois-Plan-2018-2020.

Healthy Ireland has funded initiatives that have been far reaching and have left an impact on all those involved, whether participation involved training, learning, up-skilling or availability of equipment. Programmes have been designed to help address and respond to local community health and well-being needs throughout the county and are targeted at all age and socio economic groups. Laois County Council’s Community Section provides financial oversight and management in the delivery of the Healthy Ireland fund on behalf of Laois LCDC.