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Francis Fitzsimons displays the JAM Card at The Consumer Council, who has become a JAM Card Friendly Organisation. Pictured with Christine McClune (Now Group) and Sarah Hunter (The Consumer Council).
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has demonstrated its commitment to customers by taking part in training that will ensure its staff are equipped to provide excellent customer service to people with learning difficulties and communication barriers.
New staff members will be part of a team that will deliver new community project called What Next? at the charity's new centre in south Belfast.
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Autonomie

Belfast-based disability charity Autonomie has welcomed five new members of staff to help support young people living with a disability.
Vivienne Gilholm C&V Developments LTD, Susan Morgan Causeway Cycle Club and Colin Gilholm C&V Developments LTD.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

C&V Developments Limited is sponsoring the second annual Air Ambulance NI Cycle Sportive 2018 which will take place on Sunday 13th May 2018. Starting at the North West Paddocks, this event is hosted and managed by Causeway Cycle Club.
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Parkinson's UK

New research has revealed a staggering lack of awareness of how complex Parkinson’s is.
Out & About Group
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YouthAction Northern Ireland

A space for young women (aged 16-25) who identify other than heterosexual is still open for new group members.
Charis Cancer Care
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Charis Cancer Care celebrates its 8th anniversary by unveiling expansion plans at the centre and announcing the appointment of new Trustee, Margaret McAteer.
Photo Credit: Dementia NI. Dementia NI ask others to JAM - Give ‘Just a Minute’.
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Dementia NI

Local charity Dementia NI, set up by a group of individuals living with dementia, has teamed up with Belfast based social enterprise NOW Group to launch a dementia-specific JAM Card.
Rodeo Bull hire Northern Ireland
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Glendarragh Bouncy Castles

Check out our range of Bouncy Castles, Bungee Run, Obstacle Course, Inflatable Slides, Rodeo Bull, Sweet Treats and other products available to hire for fun days and community events throughout Newtownards, Bangor, Belfast and surrounding areas.
Business in the Community is encouraging businesses across Northern Ireland to share their ‘good’ business stories during Responsible Business Week (#RBweek) which will take place from 23-27 April 2018.  Pictured launching Responsible Business Week 2018 is Bronagh Luke, Henderson Group (centre) with Barry Cox, Manager of SPAR Madigans Court (left) and Kieran Harding, Business in the Community (right).
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Business in the Community

Share your ‘good’ business stories during Responsible Business Week 23-27 April
NOW Group participant Francis Fitzsimons and CEO Maeve Monaghan are pictured with Barry Phillips, Chairman, Legal-Island. NOW were awarded the Best Disability Initiative award for the JAM Card.
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NOW Group

App that allows people to ask for ‘Just A Minute’ of patience awarded Best Disability Initiative at Equality & Diversity Awards
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Consumer Council

Translink Charter Monitoring Results for Autumn 2017
Young people that attend Autonomie's Freedom2Choose project were recently joined  at LILAC House by author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, patron of the charity.
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Autonomie

Autonomie which supports local children and young adults living with a physical disability has opened a new centre in Belfast.
A volunteer visiting a disabled person at home
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IT Can Help

Introducing our new volunteer in Derry/Londonderry
Phelim Sharvin 'kicks-off' UCIT's £4m Sports Fund
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

The Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) has ‘kicked off’ a dedicated £4m fund for sporting organisations seeking finance.
Gerry McElwee, head of cancer prevention, Cancer Focus NI, and Colm Kerr, pharmacist at MediCare Pharmacy, urge smokers to make Smoking Day, Wednesday, March 14, the start of their smokefree lives. Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health - and you’re four times more likely to succeed if you get support. You can get help at Cancer Focus NI, community pharmacies, GPs, Trust and a range of voluntary groups.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is urging thousands of local smokers to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’ on No Smoking Day, Wednesday, March 14.
Richard Simpson, Atlas Managing Director, launches partnership with Sarah-Jayne Cassells from Autism NI
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Atlas Communications

Atlas Communications has today launched a charity partnership with Autism NI that will help raise vital funds for individuals and their families living with Autism in Northern Ireland.
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Patient and Client Council

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others. It's the most commonly recognised personality disorder.
The launch of The Next Chapter
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MW Advocate

Women of all ages and backgrounds have a vital role to play in the next generation of peace building and reconciliation work with The Next Chapter, an ambitious and exciting civic empowerment programme which gets underway in June of this year.
Rodeo Bull hire Belfast
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Glendarragh Bouncy Castles

If your the one responsible for planing a party, fun day, community event, school party are any other special occasion and need Bouncy Castles, Inflatable Games, Rodeo Bull hire then check us out here at Glendarragh Bouncy Castles.
Northern Ireland walkers Olivia and Noel with Comedian and walker Jo Brand at the start of the Great Big Walk 2017 in  Batley, Yorkshire
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Eden Project Communities

The Big Walk is back! Four walkers from across the UK will set off from Morecambe in May, their journeys will visit people and groups who make their communities better places to live, arriving back home in time for The Big Lunch day for neighbours 3 June
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Consumer Council

We are researching how financial services work for consumers in Northern Ireland. Part of this work is looking at household flood insurance.
Funders and local people inspect the site improvements at Monkstown Wood.  They are pictured holding up an 'Easter Trail' banner.
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The Woodland Trust

Families are invited to put a spring in their step at the Woodland Trust’s Monkstown Wood, in the historic village of Monkstown, Newtownabbey. Saturday 24 March, from 12pm to 4pm, is the date for the outdoor diary.
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Consumer Council

SSE Airtricity Gas Tariff Increase to Affect 150,000 Customers
Hold a Coffee & Natter and help raise funds for the Cancer Focus NI counselling service.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Local cancer charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland knows there’s nothing quite as good for perking you up as a chat with the people that matter over a hot cup coffee or tea. So, we're asking you to hold a coffee or tea party for our counselling service.
Our lived experience of waiting for healthcare - People in Northern Ireland share their story
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Patient and Client Council

The Patient and Client Council has published “Our lived experience of waiting for healthcare – People in Northern Ireland share their story”.