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Nasc Welcomes the Publication of the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision

Nasc welcomes the publication of the White Paper on ending Direct Provision. After 21 years, we can finally say that there is a clear pathway to ending direct provision in Ireland. Ending Direct Provision Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc, comments: “The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth have taken the opportunity to radically transform the reception process in Ireland. …

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What’s on at Mother Tongues in March 2021

Welcome to the March Newsletter! This month is packed with great events! Whether you are a parent a teacher or a language enthusiast, there is something for you to get excited about! Mother Tongues and RTÉJr celebrate International Mother Language day! To celebrate the event we gathered children from across the country to share their thoughts and feelings around their …

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Census 2021

From Monday 01 March 2021  households will be able to complete their 2021 Census which will help shape where essential resources, funding and services will be focused over the next decade. Census Day is 21 March. For the first time, the Census will be predominantly online and it is expected that the majority of householders will choose to complete their return …

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Census 2021 – What Will Your Pack Look Like

The census happens only once every ten years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in Northern Ireland. Next week all households in Northern Ireland will receive a census pack with details on how to complete.  Your pack will arrive in an envelope like this. It is very important that you do not throw this away. …

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New Translation Facility on NI Direct

There is now a new translations service on the Government website NI Direct (www.NI Direct.gov.uk) which will enable instant translation of content. At the bottom of each page on the NI Direct website, there is a link as follows: How to translate this page When the visitor clicks on this link, they are taken to the translation help page on …

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Homeless Migrants Missing out despite ‘Everyone In’ Pandemic Policy

CHARITIES working with migrants in Northern Ireland have said that some of their homeless clients have not been able to get support from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) during the pandemic. This is despite a NIHE commitment to provide temporary accommodation and support to all those rough sleeping, regardless of nationality or immigration status, under an approach known as …

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New Translations Service on the Government Website nidirect

A new translations service on the Government website nidirect (www.nidirect.gov.uk) will enable instant translation of content. At the bottom of each page on the nidirect website, there is a link as follows: How to translate this page When the visitor clicks this button they are taken to the translation help page on nidirect. A list of over 100 languages will …

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Sport NI’s Draft Corporate Plan 2020-2025 Consultation

Please note that following the launch of Sport NI’s Draft Corporate Plan 2020-2025 for public consultation, there is still an opportunity to contribute to the Sport NI Corporate Plan Survey by the deadline of 4pm on Friday 26th February 2021 The Citizen Space Survey on the Draft Corporate Plan can be found via the following link: https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/sport-ni/sport-ni-corporate-plan-public-consultation/ For more information …

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Public Health Agency (PHA) – Pre-consultation for Suicide and Post-vention Services 

Introduction  In September 2019, the Department of Health published a new suicide prevention strategy for Northern Ireland known as Protect Life 2.  The strategy includes specific actions which the PHA is responsible for delivering, and the agency is now undertaking a pre-consultation on these suicide prevention and post-vention services.  The PHA want to actively engage with stakeholders to support the development of future services by taking the views …

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Beyond Skin – International Women’s Day: Peace In Mind. The100

A call out to Women 18+ who have been living in Northern Ireland for over a year. Join the mailing list to receive information announced soon about an opportunity to be represented in history in a very unique project as 1 of the 100 women. Full details about the project will be sent to people on the mailing list 48 …

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