ICCM was set up in the 1960’s by Irish people in Liverpool who were concerned about the welfare of other Irish people arriving into the city with no support mechanisms, little or no information about services, and no family support. It was known as ‘the welfare section’ of the old Irish Centre in Liverpool and offered support to settle into life here on Merseyside. The work was carried out by a team of very committed and hard working volunteers.
In the 1980s ICCM had relatively little income and focused primarily on supporting older Irish people in the community. Today ICCM is a registered charity managed independently by a voluntary management committee. ICCM has a team of 16 paid members of staff and over 40 volunteers. We support over 1000 people each year.
The work of ICCM focuses on supporting members of both the Irish and Irish Traveller communities who are vulnerable through age, poor health, isolation, low income, poor accommodation, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, social exclusion, racism and discrimination.