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Dad’s & Lad’s initiative -Maiden City Soccer

Over the next few months Maiden City Soccer will be holding their Dad’s & Lad’s initiative, which is designed to encourage ethnic minorities throughout the North-West, who would not usually do so, to participate in sporting activities. The program, which aims to increase social improvement through sport will target juniors (age 8-12), intermediates (ages 13-17), adult (ages 18+) will run for …

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Hate Crime and Signal Crime Advocacy Services

Currently Policing with the Community Branch, of the Police Service of Northern Ireland are working with five advocates to improve services for victims of hate crime and to tackle the under reporting of such crimes/ incidents. The advocates have been tasked with the role of contacting (where consent has been given) the victims of hate crime. This function is being …

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Annual World AIDS Day Conference

The Rainbow Project would like to invite you to our annual World AIDS Day conference on Monday 2nd December, 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady supported by the Western Health and Social Care Trust. World AIDS Day takes place each year on 1st December and is an opportunity for politicians, communities and …

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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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Public Consultation – Inpatient based addiction treatment services

A consultation process on the proposed reconfiguration of inpatient services for adults requiring addiction treatment was launched last week by the Health and Social Care Board. The purpose of the consultation is to consider how specialist in-patient beds, used for the treatment of those with alcohol and substance misuse, could be better organised to improve the services provided throughout Northern …

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‘Mind the Gap’ Programme Launches in Northern Ireland

Carers Trust, in partnership with 13 other like organisations, are excited to announce the launch of the ‘Mind the Gap’ Project. Mind the Gap is a three year programme which aims to assist 1500 carers (aged 65+) in Northern Ireland (through existing service provision channels, and by identifying gaps in services) to have improved quality of life through better access …

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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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