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NICMA
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Sonya Cassidy PR

This month NICMA officially opened its new premises, Elizabeth House, in East Belfast and launched a social media campaign to reinforce the importance of parents using registered childminders to care for their children in the Western Trust area.
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Human Rights Consortium

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF) has officially launched it’s 2019 programme of events for the 8th to the 14th December.
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Autonomie

Autonomie recently received a cheque for £200 from Asda Westwood Centre after customers voted for the charity in its green token scheme.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) announcement that Currrys is to adopt a range of measures to improve the sales process for extended warranties following feedback from mystery shops at 100 of its stores.
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Consumer Council

Following the announcement on 5 November 2019 that Mothercare has appointed administrators, The Consumer Council is urging consumers with gift cards and vouchers to act immediately to avoid losing their money.
William McCulla, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Corporate Finance (centre); Harry McDaid, CEO, UCIT (right) and Donal Leahy, Senior Lending Executive, Enterprise Northern Ireland (left) with Caoimhe O’Kane, Founder of Eat Naked NI.
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UCIT

The second Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund has provided over £2m of funding to 96 businesses in the past year.
Quiz night raises over £1,100 for Belfast charity Autonomie
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Autonomie

A fundraising charity quiz evening hosted by Autonomie supporter Emma Cockcroft has raised over £1,100 for the charity.
RESTORATIVE PRACTICES CONFERENCE
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Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Restorative Practices Forum (NI) has finalised the full programme for the major 25th Anniversary International Conference on the 14-15 of November 2019 at the Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast.
CM & JM
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Catherine Murnin, Programme Manager, reflects on the first six months of the Elevate programme.
Launching the 2019 appeal are (from L-R) Garry McKeown, a volunteer member of SVP, Joanna McConway from DfC’s Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement Team, and Lois Payam, BCM’s Head of Residential Services.
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Belfast Central Mission

For the 20th year running, the Giving Tree Christmas programme between Belfast Central Mission, Saint Vincent de Paul and the Department for Communities (DfC), will provide parcels of toys and games for children across the whole of Northern Ireland.
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in the latest round of Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 1 funding. 
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Consumer Council

Following today’s publication of Translink’s Passenger Charter standards performance results, The Consumer Council is happy to see that Northern Ireland consumers continue to show their satisfaction with Translink’s overall service.
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Consumer Council

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has alerted that consumers may experience significant delays in the resolution of PPI complaints. A significant increase in the volume of complaints received in the run-up to the August 2019 deadline has created a bac
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Consumer Council

Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (NI) announce winners
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Consumer Council

Following a turbulent year for Northern Ireland travellers, The Consumer Council is helping passengers heading away during the mid-term break to prepare for a smooth, hassle-free journey with its Top Travel Tips.
Cheryl Lamont, Probation CEO, and Stephen Hamilton, Assistant Director, were absolutely delighted to be presented the top accolade at the CEP Awards from CEP President, Gerry McNally, in Dublin for its work in developing the Enhanced Combination Order.
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Probation Board for Northern Ireland

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland’s Enhanced Combination Order (ECO) Project has won a prestigious award for its outstanding contribution to rehabilitation in a European wide competition.
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Shared Lives Plus

The latest report on work to expand the Shared Lives model of care has been published by Shared Lives Plus in conjunction with the Health & Social Care Board.
Kain Craigs (left) and Matthew O'Neill
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British Council Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland delegates - Matthew O'Neill and Kain Craigs - are among 50 emerging policy leaders from around the world to be selected for a prestigious ten-day leadership programme.
Winners of Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019
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Social Enterprise NI

Social Enterprise NI Gala Awards 2019 in association with Sparq was held on Friday 11th October 2019,
Participant at Artspace
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UCIT

Artspace has received a £30,000 loan from the Building Better Futures Fund to redevelop new facilities in Campsie industrial estate.
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Consumer Council

The most recent Bord Gáis Energy Index was launched yesterday. This shows that over the last year, there has been a 64% reduction in wholesale gas prices, and a 38% reduction in wholesale electricity prices.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is advising ATOL protected Thomas Cook customers to claim their refund as soon as possible.
Ex-Dragons' Den star Jenny Campbell headlines the Cancer Focus NI Ladies' Business Breakfast at the Merchant Hotel on Oct 23.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den star Jenny Campbell will headline an inspirational Ladies’ Business Breakfast, organised by Cancer Focus NI on October 23 at the Merchant Hotel to mark breast cancer awareness month.
Cyber Guardian Ireland
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Cyber Guardian

All eligible charities should be able to make use of any package that is available free of charge or at a decent reduced rate. We have compiled a list of the most common and useful services which could potentially save your organisation £100k’s.
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Northern Ireland Environment Link

The NICCAP sets out the NI Government's adaptation approach to addressing the climate change risks and opportunities as identified in the UK CCRA 2017 Evidence Report Summary for NI...