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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.
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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.
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Northern Ireland Youth Forum

During these difficult times in lock-down, NIYF carried out a survey with young people. This survey was called 'Our Voices Aren't In Lock-Down'. Over a period of a week in April 2020, nearly 800 young people between the ages of 11-25 yrs responded.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is helping small businesses and not-for-profit organisations save money with a new online electricity and natural gas price comparison tool.
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NICVA

Seamus McAleavey, Chief Executive of NICVA welcomed the DfC Minister’s announcement today on the £15.5m Charity Fund support package.
Advice NI Effective Tendering Course
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Advice NI

This award-winning, two-day training course has now been updated for live online delivery. It will equip participants with an understanding of the procurement process. The course will run from 10am - 1pm on Monday 29th June and Monday 6th July.
Tina Calder of Excalibur Press & The Content Club
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How to achieve success in press and publicity activity will be unveiled in a free webinar tomorrow (Wednesday, June 10).
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Belfast Exposed

We are delighted to announce the first recipient of the Belfast Exposed Excellence in Training award.
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Advice NI

We invite EU/EEA/Swiss nationals and family members to join our live discussion via Zoom. We will provide information & answer any questions about the EU Settlement Scheme.
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Law Centre NI

Law Centre NI they is always striving to make their help and support as accessible as possible. That's why they have launched a new website translation function.
How to help our children overcome anxiety
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PlayBoard NI

Children can face many stresses and anxieties growing up, and especially now during the current pandemic.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is looking to provide practical help to households that are struggling financially during this COVID-19 crisis.
Fostering resilience through play
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PlayBoard NI

Play is instrumental in supporting children and young people’s mental health and resilience.
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Eden Project Communities

The Big Lunch is back on 6 & 7 June 2020 – and this year it’s going virtual! The Big Lunch annual thanksgiving for neighbours is going ahead in spite of Lockdown and Northern Ireland is invited to join in.
Rhys McClenaghan, Lidl Ambassador
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Lidl Northern Ireland is calling on sports clubs across the country to volunteer their support to those who need it during the Covid-19 pandemic with the launch of their #LidlLegends competition.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has revealed a significant increase in the number of complaints about airlines it has received during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Consumer Council

Following the news of easyJet’s data breach, The Consumer Council is advising all easyJet customers to be very cautious of any communications purporting to come from easyJet or easyJet Holidays.