T:BUC continues to improve Good Relations throughout Northern Ireland
TEO’s Good Relations & T:BUC Division has published the latest Together: Building a United Community (T:BUC) Strategy Annual Update.
The T:BUC Strategy outlines a vision based on equality of opportunity, the desirability of good relations and reconciliation, and reflects the Executive’s commitment to improve community relations and continue the journey towards a more united and shared society. The strategy has four key aims and sets out seven headline actions to achieve these.
This year’s Annual Update Report showcases the positive progress being made in the implementation of the strategy during 2018/19 and provides an update on the delivery of the headline actions, as well as a range of other good relations programmes.
Key deliverables since the strategy launched five years ago include:
- Around 16,000 young people from divided parts of our community taking part in the T:BUC Camps Programme and building positive relationships
- A total of 35 capital projects have been delivered across the five Urban Village areas including the Colin Transport Hub and Square.
- Development of five Shared Education Campuses consisting of primary and post-primary projects.
- Over 2,700 young people have participated on the Peace4Youth programme with the aim of enhancing their employability and improving their life chances.
- Nine Shared Neighbourhoods have been completed, providing over 400 new homes and creating communities for those who wish to live in a mixed area.
- The Uniting Communities through Sport and Creativity Programme has engaged around 2,200 young people in good relations through sporting, physical and creative activities.
- The number of Department of Justice owned interface barriers has reduced by 13.
Andy Cole, Director of Good Relations And T:BUC Division said:
This report is the first time we have captured the depth and breadth of T:BUC delivery from across NICS in this format, and it really highlights the outcomes achieved, and positive impacts delivered, through the implementation of the T:BUC strategy."