Neighbourhood Services Knowledge Base
An overview of service provision throughout BelfastOne of the fundamental requirements in making SNAP work is that we have a firm understanding of the neighbourhoods in which services are being delivered.
Our SNAP team surveyed just under 700 organisations who deliver services to the public across the city.
This research is a first step in capturing information on service providers throughout Belfast and investigating particular strands of their services such as:
- resources that are available to them
- the nature and extent of services that they provide
- their relationship with us as a council.
Survey resultsThrough the survey, the following information has emerged:
- Organisations that were located in Belfast were distributed equally throughout the city.
- Of those organisations that responded, the majority of them described themselves as either charity, community or voluntary.
- Under half of the organisations (44%) had no full-time employees.
- Organisations are more likely to source funding from central government departments, from donations and fundraising or their local authority.
- Just over half (52%) reported that they had a main building in Belfast and a further 16% had regional or local offices in the city.
- The main activities of those who took part in the survey are most likely to relate to services for children and young people (22%).
- For those organisations that specified the location of the delivery of their services (by wards), it was found that those wards with high levels of deprivation also received a significant amount of service.
- Two in five (40%) reported that they do not have an established relationship with the council.