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Cybercrime course offered by RCN

Rural Community Network is pleased to announce that we are offering a short course called “Cybercrime” this coming October. We all now live in a permanently connected world. Whether we embrace it or not, access to Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and many other social networking platforms is everywhere. Social media has embedded itself in our culture and a world without …

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Suicide Prevention Courses

  Promoting Mental Health & Suicide Prevention   Autumn Training 2014   Month/Year Annual Marker Date Time Training Session Training provider Target Group Venue October World Mental Health Day Wednesday 8th October 2014 10.00 a.m -2.00 p.m SafeTALK (Level 2) Dare to Stretch (Aine Wallace) Practitioners/ Community Development Workers/ Carers/ Clergy/ Youth Workers Cookstown library November Survivors of Suicide Week Thursday …

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FREE Seminar Event: Housing and homelessness – who can help?

      This is a partnership event with the NIHE (Northern Ireland Housing Executive) and is aimed at Stronger Together members who encounter clients/service users, specifically BME clients, struggling with their accommodation, whether it is public housing or private rentals. This is an opportunity to speak directly to a range of organisations involved in housing and to inform future …

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Northern Ireland Assembly Charity Policy revised implementation plan

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (the Commission) has approved an implementation process for the selection of the Northern Ireland Assembly Charity of the Year and now wishes to consult with interested organisations and/or individuals. Please see the Charity Policy Impact Feedback Form to be completed, the Revised Implentation Plan and the Northern Ireland Assembly Charity Policy  and details of the consultation process are outlined …

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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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Reading and Writing for Peace Project

Charmain Jones, CSI Officer with RCN has been approached by Leon Litvack from Queen’s University Belfast who is interested in running a creative peacebuilding programme in the Mid Tyrone area through Rural Community Network. It is envisaged that this programme could take place at our offices (day or evening time) during the month of December or January 2014. This project …

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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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Reading and Writing for Peace Project

Charmain Jones, CSI Officer with RCN has been approached by Leon Litvack from Queen’s University Belfast who is interested in running a creative peacebuilding programme in the Mid Tyrone area through Rural Community Network. It is envisaged that this programme could take place at our offices (day or evening time) during the month of December or January 2014. This project …

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Employment Law advice provided by STEP:-

Advice provided to employees only Advice includes: All matters relating to working conditions – In particular, Hours of working, holidays, rest breaks and flexible working  Financial issues – Unlawful deduction of wages, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, holiday pay, national minimum wage End of employment issues – Redundancy, Lay-off, short-time working, dismissal (wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal) Contract of …

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