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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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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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Championing Health: Where am I?

Do you know where your work sits in relation to the wide range of current health and well-being strategies, policies and initiatives?   Do you know who does what in the health services and what each of the main organisations is responsible for?  How can we start to think about what this means for the sustainability of our local work? The …

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Health and Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme 2013/14

The Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) Project invites you to apply to the Health and Wellbeing Small Grant Scheme 2013/14. Up to £1000 is now available to community based groups who wish to involve their community in health and wellbeing activities. Background to NICHI & Funding Programme The Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) Project is an …

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Rural Community Network – ‘Coffee, Cake and Community Relations’ Sessions (FREE)

RCN will be hosting a number of quick fire dialogue sessions on topics of interest across Northern Ireland over the next 12 months. These discussions will take place in the format of an informal coffee morning, where participants can engage with guest speakers in a relaxed environment. The first in this series will held at RCN HQ, Cookstown with Linda …

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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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