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Department of Education

On 28 July 2020, Education Minister, Peter Weir, MLA, announced the appointment of an Expert Panel to examine and address the links between educational underachievement and social disadvantage.
EU Settlement Scheme Advice Clinic
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Advice NI

With less than a year until the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, Advice NI has teamed up with Seraphus to offer EUSS Q&A sessions to all EU nationals, their family and friends.
Hosted telephony from Standard Utilities
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Charityline

As most organisations head towards Hosted or Cloud-based telephony systems, Standard Utilities explains what's involved and just how to make the move.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is calling for small businesses getting their mail redirected during COVID-19 to check they are getting a new cheaper rate, saving up to £1,000.
Creating Pathways to Wellbeing for Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now recognise that the job of leading and managing volunteers can be challenging. It's frequently an isolating role, and COVID-19 has added to these challenges, with stress and anxiety more common.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer free breast screening to asymptomatic women aged 40 – 49 and over 70, those who fall outside the NHS screening age range (50 – 70).
Richard Spratt, Cancer Focus NI's new Chief Executive
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Leading local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has welcomed a new chief executive to head up the organisation.
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Blue Moss

On behalf of The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB), Blue Moss is seeking your views regarding the development of a new service called Shared Lives that will support older people with living in their communities.
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Consumer Council

Following Northern Ireland Water’s tariff increase, effective yesterday (1 October 2020), The Consumer Council is reminding businesses across the country to ensure that their water bills are accurate to avoid nasty surprises and to save money.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has welcomed new rules designed by the Utility Regulator to limit the length of time electricity and gas companies can back bill domestic and microbusiness consumers.
Martin McKay founded Texthelp with support from The Prince's Trust in the nineties
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The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust is marking supporting its millionth young person since it was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976. The charity now looks to help the next million at a time when the deepening jobs crisis is hitting young people the hardest.
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NICVA

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) are seeking NI participants to complete a UK wide survey on the impact of Covid-19 on VCSE sector organisations.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the publication of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Market Study on General Insurance and its proposed measures to tackle unfair pricing practices.
Mind
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Charityline

Every year, one in four of us experiences a mental health problem. Mind in Mid Herts, a leading mental health charity, believes that ‘no one should have to face a mental health problem alone’. Here's how we were able to help them during lockdown.
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NICVA

NICVA in partnership with The Community Foundation for NI and the Department for Communities (DfC) have launched a new Accelerator Programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
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First Aid for Churches Training Service has recommenced training - Covid-19 safety is paramount for all learners. Great to be back teaching fellow churchgoers how to save lives!
Hillis Smith of Belfast Community Circus School
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The normal Belfast Culture Night extravaganza may not be packing the city’s streets this year but six hours of the best of the arts will be broadcast across multiple channels tomorrow (Friday 18).
Get into Retail with Prince's Trust and Tesco
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The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust and Tesco Get into Retail programme returns this autumn, offering work experience and training opportunities to young people aged 16-30.
The Arts in Times of Crisis
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Charityline

Standard Utilities is a proud sponsor of Visual Artists Ireland and works in partnership to cover the costs of ‘Member Insurance’ for NI’s VAI members. Read our article from VAI's latest publication.
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Public Health Agency

Poster and Leaflet in English and translations
Investing in Volunteers Essentials
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

A new, free online tool for groups to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience.
people connecting at eden project camp
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Eden Project Communities

The Eden Project Virtual Community Camp will bring communities together at a time when supporting each other has never been more important
Graphic with text Disabled Peoples Organisations COVID-19 emergency fund is now open for applications. Logos of Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London and NET
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Disability Action

The £1.5m National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding will support grassroots DPOs across the UK. DPO partners are Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Inclusion London. Closing date is 5 October 2020.
Purple covid graphic - The impact of COVID-19 on disabled people in NI. Report now available
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Disability Action

A small team undertook one of the largest surveys in our history. The data gathered gives a clear picture in time of the reality for disabled people on the ground in Northern Ireland as COVID-19 hit.
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s play opportunities and experiences.