Matt Talbot Community Trust

About the organisation:
The Matt Talbot Community Trust, based in Ballyfermot, provides support for individuals in recovery from addiction and returning from prison. We run a drug free community education programme endeavouring to create change from a grass roots level. We work to tackle the unique social issues that lead to problem drug use and criminal behaviour through the provision of quality education and structured person-centred supports.

SERVE in Solidarity

Mission Statement

‘To work in partnership to strengthen the livelihoods of young people and communities living in poverty by providing high quality vocational and educational learning opportunities, helping young people gain employment or start and develop their own businesses.’


Aims & Objectives / Areas of Work

Southside Local Employment Services

The Southside Local Employment Service is a free, confidential and personal service for long-term unemployed and those in danger of becoming long-term unemployed.

Our mission statement is to make meaningful progression through education, training, work experience, job placement, self-employment support, social economy projects and labour market interventions.

Services offered:

The EPIC Programme

EPIC (Employment for People from Immigrant Communities) is a FREE programme open to all adults with an EU passport, Stamp 4, Stamp 1G or asylum seekers with work permits based in Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area. The aim of EPIC is to support the target group to find employment and/or access further training and education in Ireland, as well as helping them to integrate into Irish society.

The RISE Programme

RISE (Refugee Integration, Skills and Employability) is a FREE programme open to recently arrived refugees or refugees who have been in Ireland for longer but have not worked for a long time, and for asylum seekers who are eligible for work permits based on the Greater Dublin Area. The aim of RISE is to support refugees and asylum seekers in their integration in Ireland, helping them to increase their understanding of Irish society.

Wicklow Trade Union Centre for the Unemployed

Mission Statement: To campaign actively against unemployment and the wider economic and social conditions that lead to unemployment; to develop support within the community in relation to issues of marginalisation and social exclusion due to being distanced from active participation in the labour market.

Who are we here for?
The unemployed, travellers, retired, asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, lone-parents, school-leavers, men and women returning to the workplace or changing careers, and anyone else who needs us.