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NI Water – Free information sessions

Northern Ireland Water are offering free information sessions to community groups where they can offer practical information and items around the issues of Protecting your Pipes in Winter, Water Conservation, Water for Health and Your Water Supply.   To arrange a session or for more information, contact Anna Marshall – Outreach and Learning Officer on 028 90354716 or 07890521580 or email …

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Drawing Together: the art of building intercultural relationships

Community Arts Partnership through The Programme for Intercultural Arts Support (PICAS) is delighted to invite you to this interactive collective learning event. This will be the first of a series of conversations, events and processes designed to develop creative processes and intercultural relationships. Who should attend? Are you a community artist/cultural facilitator looking to enhance your practice using an intercultural …

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Regional Group Looking at BME Carer Issues

A regional group has been working to identify and support carers from ethnic minority backgrounds.  Its membership includes the Public Health Agency, the five Health & Social Care Trusts, Barnardos and the Carers Trust.  The key aims of the group have been: To promote a co-ordinated approach, to address BME carer health and social wellbeing issues; To raise the profile …

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Domestic Violence – ‘Working together to support BME Families’ FREE SEMINAR

Individuals from all groups in society are subjected to Domestic Violence and Abuse, but there may be additional compounding factors for Black and Minority Ethnic families. They may find it difficult to seek help due to actual or perceived discrimination, prejudice and racial discrimination. Increased isolation, family and/or community pressure or collusion to keep the abuse a secret, cultural factors and …

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Small Worlds Workshops

WHAT ARE ‘SMALL WORLDS’ WORKSHOPS? ‘Small Worlds’ are cafe-style events in which people circulate around tables hosted by volunteers from different nationalities. The workshops introduce a taste of the diversity that exists in NI and provide safe spaces in which participants can meaningfully begin to engage with those from different backgrounds and other parts of the world. For many participants, these …

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Cultural explorations at the Linenhall Library this Autumn.

Arts Council funding for cultural events programme. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted to fund the exceptional programme of cultural events taking place at the Linenhall Library Belfast this Autumn. Highlights of the programme include a sold-out-reading by Micheal O’Siadhail from his “Collected Poems”, the work of local visual artists including Jennifer Hulme and Doris Houston will be …

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Employment Training

Improving your work skills: getting started There are plenty of options if you want to improve your work skills. If you are looking for a job, there are several schemes to help you. Most give you the opportunity to learn while you are doing so. If you are working, you may be able to get training through your employer. Search …

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National Minimum Wage Rates

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. Find out what the current rates are and where to get help if you think you are being paid below the minimum wage rate. New rates from 1 October 2013 The following rates will come into effect on …

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