IBM praised for work on tackling social deprivation - McCann
Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann praised IBM
representatives for the work they are currently involved in in West and
East Belfast which will see them provide a road map for tackling
Following a meeting with IBM representatives she said,
year Belfast was selected for an international team from IBM to come to
the city for a three week period to examine issues of persistent
segregation and deprivation and how they can be tackled.
"When I met the team we discussed the Executives Delivering Social
Change Framework which co-ordinates efforts across Departments to take
forward work on priority social policy.
Change is an outcomes based framework which is primarily concerned with
tackling poverty and disadvantage and addressing issues associated with
"The IBM team were keen to gain an understanding of all the issues
involved and share their expertise on how the cycle of deprivation can