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Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland: Report Launch and Consultation Events

The Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland is launching its interim report on Thursday 26 November. The interim report and the Executive Summary will be published here. The launch of the report kicks off a consultation period in which the Working Group welcomes feedback and views on the content of the interim report, which will then inform the …

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Minister provides update on planned Covid-19 vaccination programme

Preparations are well under way to begin the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccination programme from next month, Health Minister Robin Swann has stated. Regulatory approval has not yet been issued for any vaccine, so any planning will inevitably be provisional in nature at this stage. The vaccination programme will be on a phased basis, running well into 2021. Northern Ireland …

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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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Hidden Disabilities: Disabilities and Cultural Diversity

CRAICNI is running its first Disability Awareness Event tomorrow. ‘Hidden Disabilities: Disabilities and Cultural Diversity’ will be taking Zoom at 7 pm. Held in conjunction with the Virtual Disability Awareness Week 2020 organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, leading up to International Day for People with Disabilities which falls on 3 December 2020. Featuring discussions on the three …

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Phone First

Phone First is now live! If you are feeling unwell or have an illness or injury which requires urgent treatment but is not life threatening you are now advised to ‘Phone First’ before attending any of the below hospital. If you require urgent care in the Southern Trust area, please ‘Phone First’ on 0300 123 3 111 for: Daisy Hill …

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The UK’s new point-based immigration system is live

From today, all foreign nationals, including from the European Union who want to come to work in the UK from 1 January 2021 must apply online for a visa. Those seeking a skilled worker visa will need a job offer, to be proficient in English and earn at least £25,600. Free movement from and to the EU will come to …

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New Europeans UK – Video Explainers

New Europeans UK have produced a selection of videos available in a number of languages explaining how to apply to EUSS with a criminal record and a step-by-step video guide on accessing and proving your status. https://neweuropeans.uk/individuals-resources/

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New Europeans UK Report – Digital Status: Handle with Care

“Digital Status: Handle with care”, the New Europeans UK’s report on the experience of vulnerable EU communities accessing the EU Settlement Scheme, the government’s brand new digital immigration status for EU citizens living in the UK, has been published today. The research explores the experience of at risk groups by focusing on older Italians and members of the Roma community.  It exposes …

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OpenLearn – Race and Ethnicity Hub

OpenLearn launches hub to offer fresh perspectives on race, racism and ethnicity The Open University’s free learning site, OpenLearn has  launched a new hub page to offer fresh perspectives on race, racism and ethnicity. The Race and Ethnicity Hub will host existing and new content, including articles, videos, audio recordings and courses, which draw on expertise from across the OU’s core faculty areas. For …

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