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Consumer Council

Following a new report published by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regarding airline refunds, The Consumer Council is urging the CAA to ensure airlines act responsibly towards their customers, and is urging consumers to act now to secure their refunds
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Nexus NI

NEXUS NI is auctioning unique pieces of art by local artists who have donated their paintings to help support survivors of sexual trauma.
Playday
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PlayBoard NI

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, celebrated this year on Wednesday 5 August, with the theme Everyday Freedoms Everyday Adventures.
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Advice NI

All of Advice NI's #AnytimeOnline training courses are now free until the end of July 2021.
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Consumer Council

In the coming weeks, Northern Ireland Water will be sending out water bills to businesses in Northern Ireland. To help avoid any surprises and ensure businesses are being billed correctly, The Consumer Council has developed a range of helpful resources.
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NICVA

NICVA and partners haven't let COVID 19 stop the Transformative Leadership Programme. Support for leadership in interface areas has never been more important so we're all set to bring you Autumn courses online.
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Housing Rights

The Housing Mediation Service operated by Housing Rights and funded by the Department for Communities, offers tenants and landlords in the private rented sector a new way of finding agreements that are sustainable and satisfactory for both parties.
Impossible to Ignore campaign
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Versus Arthritis

Lockdown has made living with arthritis harder. The pain of waiting for joint replacement surgery is impossible to ignore. We need a national plan to restart treatment & bring down waiting lists safely.
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, the lead agency for play in Northern Ireland has welcomed the NI Executive’s decision to allow the reopening of Play Parks from 10 July as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Meet some of the Ulster University team who will be clocking up 100km for Cancer Focus NI
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

A dynamic group of cancer care researchers at the Ulster University have organised a Clock the Kms event to raise much-needed cash for local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland as its income hits an all-time low.
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Consumer Council

For Northern Ireland travellers, recent changes to COVID-19 travel rules are causing confusion and uncertainty.
EUSS Deadline
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Advice NI

With less than a year to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, Advice NI is offering EU, EEA & Swiss Citizens, and their families free information sessions on how to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
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Northern Ireland Youth Forum

At the start of the Covid19 pandemic, NIYF committed to ensure that the voices of young people would not be lost. Over the 'lockdown period', NIYF conducted two surveys with young people and a total of 1,065 responses were received.
Stronger Together EUSS Support Project
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EU/EEA citizens living in the UK have until 30th June 2021 to apply to EUSS to secure their immigration status and rights
Supporting children with additional needs
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PlayBoard NI

Play is incredibly valuable for all children, it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.
Thermal Screening from just £2 per day
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Charityline

In the ROI particularly, we've had a surge of requests asking for rapid deployment Temperature Reading equipment that can be self-installed to reduce costs. While they're ahead of us in terms of kickstarting trade, the question is: are you safety ready?
Free training for groups in East Belfast
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NICVA

NICVA’s new Communities in Transition: Building Capacity Programme is delighted to launch the first in a series of themed webinars for groups in East Belfast.
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Consumer Council

Following the reopening of shops in Northern Ireland, and the gradual reduction in the government’s COVID-19 restrictions, The Consumer Council has issued top tips to drivers in Northern Ireland on how to avoid getting a private parking ticket.
Law Centre NI Conference 2020
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Law Centre NI

Law Centre NI are pleased to announce some very exciting new changes to their annual social security law and practice conference.
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PlayBoard NI

Children And Young People Survey – Impact Of Covid-19
Unlock Skills for work
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The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust are launching a new, free programme to support young people aged 16-30 get the edge with their job search.
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Consumer Council

Electric Ireland announced today that it reducing its domestic electricity prices by 4.1% from 1 August 2020, meaning that all but one of the electricity suppliers in Northern Ireland will have lowered their prices before the autumn.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is encouraging individual consumers or local organisations to take part in a new initiative to help improve access to cash within Northern Ireland.
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Consumer Council

Following the news that non-essential stores are allowed to operate again from today (12 June), The Consumer Council is reminding consumers about their rights when paying for items.
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Consumer Council

On the back of SSE Airtricity’s announcement today that it is set to reduce its domestic electricity prices by 5.1% from 1 August 2020, The Consumer Council would encourage consumers to shop around for the best energy deal.