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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.
NIYF
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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.
ainsley harriot with big lunch flag and cake looking delighted and holding fingers up  to make ok sign
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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.
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Consumer Council

Budget Energy customers in Northern Ireland may have been left with questions following the announcement that Flogas Ireland has finalised an agreement to purchase the electricity supplier.
Cancer survivor Kathy Farrell is urgently appealing for everyone to make a donation today to save Cancer Focus NI. Visit cancerfocusni/appeal, text FOCUS to 70660 to donate £5 or text FOCUS £10 to 70660 to donate £10.. Thank you.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Leading local cancer charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has launched an emergency appeal for funds to save its vital services for cancer patients now and in the future.
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NI Chest Heart & Stroke

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke’s (NICHS) Well Team programme is a FREE workplace health and wellbeing service funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA). It aims to engage with workplaces to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.
Pictured: Young person Stephanie Hewitt and her mother Janice.
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Autonomie

Autonomie have been adapting to the coronavirus outbreak by digitising key services and reaching disabled young people via virtual means.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council appreciates the announcement today that Power NI’s tariff will decrease 4.8% from 1 July 2020. This reduction reflects some of the recent falls in wholesale prices. The average Power NI annual bill will decrease by £29.