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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has been shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Complaints Handling Awards 2020, which recognise and reward outstanding achievement in complaint handling across the UK.
Volunteer Driver
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Easilink Community Transport

The Rural Links to Health & Wellbeing project will provide a new Community Transport service to help people access health appointments across the Western Trust area.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has launched ParcelPal NI, a new one-stop shop to help consumers find their nearest local shop where they can send parcels and collect online shopping.
Christmas Sale!
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Get a massive 25% off ANY of our Volunteer Management courses in January-March 2020 if you book before 31 December 2019!
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Advice NI

Advice NI are now offering free tribunal representation for those living in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area.
#StartsWithAHome, Ask our politicians to support urgent action on housing in white text on bright blue background with picture of report cover
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NIFHA

Following revelations that more than 26,000 people are now living in housing stress in Northern Ireland, a housing federation is calling for urgent action to address the crisis.
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Lear Training

October and November myself and Tom Magee partnered to deliver day 1 of our 2-day Mental Health Awareness and First Aid qualification for members of Ulster University Sports Clubs welfare officers.
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Colin Neighbourhood Partnership

Preparations are well under way in the Colin area of West Belfast as Colin Neighbourhood Partnership puts the finishing touches to their festive family events being held this December.
NICMA
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Children and Childminders get creative with a Festive Bake Off in Little Hands SureStart Children's Centre
nadia sawalha launches #thereforme
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Eden Project Communities

#ThereForMe is a new social media campaign celebrating the people who support us locally.  For those who take part on social media, there’s a little treat in store, as The Big Lunch will be randomly gifting all the way to Christmas day.
Dave ‘Boy’ McCauley and Mid and East Antrim Mayor, Cllr Maureen Morrow alongside pupils from Moyle Primary School and Larne High School reveal the new mural.
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International Fund for Ireland

A long-standing wall situated on a major road into Larne has been given an eye catching makeover, thanks to a project that has united the local community through its outreach work.
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Belfast Exposed

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Belfast Exposed and make a vital contribution to this dynamic and unique organisation.
What will Early Conciliation mean for me as an employee?
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The Labour Relations Agency

Following a change in employment law, the Labour Relations Agency will provide a new service to employees, employers, and their representatives.
Boys photographed posing for the camera at Marrowbone Playing Fields, Oldpark Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland for a feature in Bout Yeh magazine
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Bout Yeh

Receiving 290,000 monthly views on our Social Media platforms, Bout Yeh was created to celebrate Northern Ireland, empower individuals featured & those reading their life affirming stories.
Elevate team
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

We are delighted to announce the successful applicants under the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme.
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Consumer Council

Ahead of the busy Christmas online shopping period including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, The Consumer Council is helping shoppers in Northern Ireland who experience postal delivery problems to complain.
PlayBoard Conference
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PlayBoard NI

World Children’s Day on 20 November celebrated 30 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Pictured L-R: Kevin Kingston, Marie-Thérése McGivern, Gerry Hughes & Kerrie Sweeney
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Titanic Foundation

​​​​​​​Titanic Foundation, the charity set up to preserve and promote Belfast maritime and industrial heritage, including the development of Titanic Belfast, are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and two new Trustees to their Board. 
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.