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Health and Social Care Board

Supporting Better Health Literacy – a free training workshop for anyone working in a primary care health & wellbeing setting
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Eden Project Communities

It seems that making friends on the doorstep may becoming a thing of the past for many in Northern Ireland as 46% of us don’t know our neighbours’ names and only 25% would knock on a new neighbour’s door to welcome them to the neighbourhood. Nearly 70% of
Dylan, Caoimhe, Dexter and Honey-Rae  from Chirpy Chicks Pre-School Playgroup with Peter Smyth and Erskine Holmes UCIT
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Ulster Community Investment Trust

A popular County Down playgroup that was on the verge of closure only three years ago has secured vital funding of £12,000 to help modernise its offering.
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) has launched a new project ‘Self-Care Pharmacy’.
L-R Frances Dowds, Public Health Agency; Patrick McMeekin, CDHN Treasurer; Joanne Morgan, CDHN Director; and Laura Feeney, CDHN Chairperson
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

CDHN is delighted to have won the tender for delivery of a Community Development Capacity Building Programme to the value of £390,000.
Big Lunches across northern ireland in 2019. www.thebiglunch.com
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Eden Project Communities

Big Lunch competition in Northern Ireland The Big Lunch is running an art and poetry competition open to people of all ages across Northern Ireland with prizes of £25 in vouchers for a range of age categories and £100 for the overall winner.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Partners celebrate launch of an innovative, online learning platform.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is encouraging consumers to have their say on Friday 8 March 2019.
Dr Kienan Savage, senior molecular biologist at QUB, and cancer survivor Emily Stanton encourage everyone to sign up for the Cancer Focus NI Cheers to 50 Years campaign and help raise £100k for locally based cancer research.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

To mark its 50th birthday, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has launched a new fundraiser – Cheers to 50 Years - calling on local people to ask for donations for cancer research instead of gifts on their birthday this year.
Cancer Focus NI's new online training for those who work with older people.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus NI is encouraging those who support older people to complete its short online training course to help with cancer awareness.
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Stratagem

If you are a graduate looking to gain a vital insight into the world of public affairs and lobbying, then Stratagem may be able to help.
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Consumer Council

Flybmi announced on Saturday 16 February that it had ceased operations and was filing for administration.
Age NI’s Dr Paschal McKeown, Marie Curie’s Craig Harrison, British Red Cross’s Mary Friel, MLA Paula Bradley, Carer NI’s Clare-Anne Magee, British Red Cross’s Sharon Sinclair, RCGP’s Dr Grainne Doran and British Red Cross’s Elizabeth Boyd.
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British Red Cross

The British Red Cross organised a special Tackling Loneliness at Major Life Transitions event at Stormont ahead of Valentine’s Day, urging cross-party political representatives to join experts from across the sector to take action against loneliness.
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NICVA

If so, or if you’d just like to know more, we’d love to hear from you. NICVA placement student Emma Bramble (QUB) is undertaking an eight week project to find out how aware of the Sustainable Development Goals the voluntary & community sector in NI is.
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NICVA

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers.
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The Prince's Trust

Are you from Antrim or Newtownabbey? Do you want to work or study but costs and fees are holding you back? Can't afford the kit to start your training?
Pictured collecting on Christmas Eve for BCM on the Lisburn Road are Brian Gordon, Hanna Hyland and Reverend Emily Hyland, all of Belfast South Methodist Church
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Belfast Central Mission

The annual BCM Christmas Eve street collection raised a grand total of £7,526.35 in 2018.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Causeway Chamber will reveal their key priorities for 2020 at a President's Business Lunch on 20th February from 12 noon to 2pm in the Royal Court Hotel, Portrush.
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The Ortus Group

Roar and Explore has picked up two awards, ‘Best Active Day Out’ and ‘Best Day Out for Under 5’s’ at the Days Out With The Kids Family Favourite Awards 2018.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is giving consumers the opportunity to voice their consumer concerns at its annual Consumer Parliament. The Consumer Parliament will take place on Friday 8 March 2019 at Spires Conference Centre, Belfast from 10am – 3.30pm.
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Eden Project Communities

Eden Project & National Lottery invite everyone to take part in The Big Lunch 2019. The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. Imagine all that community spirit if we all join in.
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NICVA

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties.
Department of Health Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly  (second right) who launched the online A-Z symptom search on nidirect with Dr Edward O’Neill, consultant medical advisor with the Health and Social Care Board, Karen Mooney, patients group, Royal College of  General Practitioners Northern Ireland and Caron Alexander, Department of Finance.
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Health and Social Care Board

An online service aimed at helping people in Northern Ireland make the best choices about their health and lifestyle was launched this week.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council Statement on the National Transport Authority’s decision about the cancellation of WB Yeats sailings by Irish Ferries in summer 2018
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Northern Ireland Youth Forum

Over 70 young people from local and regional organisations come together to discuss important issues with other young people on mental health and the Education Authority Consultation the 'New Funding Scheme'. #NfY #Connections