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Survey for Good Relations Action Plan, 2021 – 2025

Hello NWMF family and friends! Today we come to you with a survey and that we encourage everyone from a BME background to compete. The survey is through The Northern Ireland Assembly Secretariat, which is working hard to finalise its ‘Good Relations Action Plan, 2021 – 2025. Recent analysis has revealed to The Northern Ireland Assembly Secretariat that the level of …

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Rural Policy Framework for Northern Ireland Consultation Events

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have published a consultation on the Rural Policy Framework for Northern Ireland (NI) and look forward to hearing your views. We are interested in your feedback on whether or not the proposed Rural Policy Framework for NI is a relevant and appropriate means of creating a sustainable rural community where people …

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Welfare Clinics and EUSS Clinics for the Roma Community in Belfast

We wanted to let you know that the Roma Support Hub now has a Facebook page.  It would be great if you could like and share the page. You can find us on  @BelfastRoma With the support of AdviceNI, we are now hosting EUSS clinics each Friday and Welfare and Benefit clinics on Thursdays for individuals from the Roma community …

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DAERA Consultation: Rural Policy Framework for Northern Ireland

The single most important policy that will affect your community group over the next number of years has been drafted into a Rural Policy Framework which DAERA are now consulting upon. There is a short survey ( please see links below) and you will also have an opportunity to have your Rural Voice heard through face-to-face discussion and  online engagement …

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QUB Call for Projects: Creating Welcoming Communities – Engagement with Migrants, Asylum seekers, Refugees

This is a pilot Participatory Action Research (PAR) project supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRTC) and draws upon findings from the ESRC funded project Exclusion Amid Inclusion. This project is aware that migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who come to Northern Ireland have arrived into a divided society that impacts their ability fully engage socially and politically. Organisations …

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TV Licensing Annual Review

The 2020-2021 Annual Review has now been published. This year our focus has been to support older customers through changes to the over 75s concession, rolling out the Simple Payment Plan and navigating the unique challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. To view the report please follow this link: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/about/our-performance-AB6.

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BT Home Essentials Service

BT have launched a new BT Home Essentials service for financially vulnerable customers. I am pleased to let you know that this service is now up and running and accepting applications from customers who are on benefits. I know you will also be aware that now, more than ever, it is vital that everyone has access to the internet to …

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The Electoral Office for Northern Ireland – Make Your Vote Count

The canvass opens 1st July 2021 The Electoral Office is required by law to refresh the Electoral Register for Northern Ireland. The current register will close on 30 June and all eligible electors in Northern Ireland will be required to re-register with effect from 1 July. You will receive further information in due course. The only thing you need to …

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Barnardo’s Helpline – Boloh

New Barnardo’s helpline called ‘Boloh’ (means ‘speak’ in many languages). This is a UK wide service. The Helpline is to encourage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children, young people (11-25 years) and families affected by Covid-19 to speak about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time. Staff will provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations …

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Phone First

You can use the Interpreter Now app: https://interpreternow.co.uk/hscni or text relay: Northern Trust – 18001 0300 123 1 123 Southern Trust – 18001 0300 123 3 111 ‘Phone First’ will operate on a 24/7 basis. Please continue to call 999 for emergencies. For more information: https://www.northerntrust.hscni.net/2020/11/30/phonefirst/ https://southerntrust.hscni.net/…/out-of…/phone-first-2/

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