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Consumer Council

Fashion retailers Oasis and Warehouse have both entered administration. The announcement may have left many of their customers with gift vouchers wondering what their rights are now.
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Charityline

When faced with the prospect of deploying counsellors and staff to work from home because of Covid-19, PIPS suicide awareness charity turned to Standard Utilities for help.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is advising vulnerable consumers with Pay As You Go (PAYG) gas meters who have a received a letter from their GP, or hospital, asking them to isolate in their home, on how to top up their gas PAYG meter.
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Ulster University

Are you working/volunteering to support marginalised or disadvantaged sections of the community? Would like to use your experience to gain a professionally recognised degree in Community Development? Apply now to Ulster University!
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Consumer Council

Cath Kidston and Debenhams have both announced plans to enter administration. The announcements may have left many of their customers with gift vouchers wondering what their rights are now.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council and UK Finance are informing consumers of the different ways to make contact with their banks if they need any help or support due to COVID-19.
Spare Time Survey
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, as part of the UK Play Policy Forum is working with Professor Helen Dodd from Reading University on a new research project.
Young entrepreneur Sarah Lavery
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The Prince's Trust

Initiative offers self-employed young people affected by the coronavirus outbreak flexible access to grants and business support
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Belfast And Lisburn Community Project

HELPING MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS
#HelpEachOther
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now has launched a new online campaign #HelpEachOther to support those who wish to volunteer for COVID-19 related opportunities and for organisations which require the support of volunteers to deliver their services to those who need it most.
Keeping Adults Safe: See Something, Say Something
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Keeping Adults Safe: See Something, Say Something
Rugby's John Cooney donated an Ireland jersey to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus NI.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

International rugby player John Cooney has signed and donated a coveted Ireland rugby jersey to support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has launched a dedicated website that provides a variety of helpful information for consumers in Northern Ireland who may have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has written to the Civil Aviation Authority urging them to ensure that airlines provide passengers with the refunds they are legally entitled to under EU regulations, following numerous flight cancellations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Free Universal Credit Session updated for Covid-19
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Advice NI

Advice NI are now offering a free online Universal Credit Session updated for the Covid-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Housing Advice from Housing Rights
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Housing Rights

Need housing advice in relation to COVID-19 ? Get in touch with Housing Rights
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PlayBoard NI

During this worrying and uncertain time when we’re all experiencing many changes in our lives, it is important to remember that children still need time to play every day.
Boredom Buster Pack
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Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Staying at home is difficult, but it is vital to protect our communities. To give back to all of the families currently homeschooling & everyone out there practicing safe social distancing, we have creating a Boredom Buster Pack!
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Belfast And Lisburn Community Project

HELPING MEET THE NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS
Action Cancer Chief Executive Gareth Kirk has launched an urgent appeal to raise £100,000
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Action Cancer

Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity has detailed the human impact of closing its cancer services in the face of the current pandemic.
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Charityline

As the coronavirus hits fast, it’s time to start making disaster recovery plans and putting firm measures in place that will allow you to function remotely.
#HelpEachOther
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Volunteer Now

In such uncertain and changing times, Volunteer Now is mindful of the amazing support volunteers are bringing to those 'most at risk' in our communities and more and more people are stepping up in terms of getting involved and offering help.
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Soil Association

The Soil Association are using the power of good food 🥦to connect people of all ages through growing, cooking and eating together.
Scaffold Digital
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Scaffold Digital, a Lisburn based digital agency, is in the final stages of developing a new app to support a personalised approach to reminiscence.
Mental health awareness
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The Jungle NI

Look after the mental health of your staff, volunteers and clients with new mental health away days in conjunction with AWARE NI