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Celebration event to mark Play Matters project

The importance of play for children’s health and wellbeing was highlighted at an event to mark the success of the Play Matters project. The Play Matters initiative, which is funded through the Delivering Social Change – Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP), was taken forward by the Department of Education’s Children and Young People Strategy team. Angela Stallard, Project Manager at …

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Good Relations Week

  As part of Good Relations week Stronger Together members and partners are hosting a range of events workshops and discussions relating to BME communities and issues. To find out more about the programme of events or to register for events please go to:http://www.goodrelationsweek.com/    

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Southern Health and Social Care – Diabetes Prevention Programme

Southern Health and social Care trust have launched a new service the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPPNI). Commissioned by the PHA, the NICE PH38 compliant programme aims to tackle the rising tide of Type 2 Diabetes. There is approximately 120000 people in Northern Ireland living with Pre diabetes at the moment and with an estimated 20-30% of those of those will …

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – Public consultations conclude on reshaping services

Change in health and social care is both necessary and unavoidable.  That is the message from the Department of Health following the conclusion of public consultations on reshaping stroke and breast assessment care. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly said: “I would like to thank everyone who took the time to make their views known.  The Department will now examine the evidence …

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Walking for Health Programme

Walking for Health aims to encourage everyone to walk more, particularly focusing on those who are inactive, who would like to slowly increase their physical activity levels. Please see below the link for more information:- HSC Walking Festival Leaflet 2019  

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COSTA Events – Sept 2019 Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019

  Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2019 This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led voluntary organisations for projects tackling issues of local poverty and / or social isolation. The total project cost must not exceed £3,000.Projects …

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Carers Update

Good Day Good Carer – A service provided for the Health & Social Care Board by: A service provided for the Health & Social Care Board by: Confederation of Community Groups Providing a listening ear for carers and an opportunity to be heard.   Providing information and advice to support carers   Working to identify support services for carers. For …

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The Dunlewey Addiction Services – Problem Gambling Awareness

The Dunlewey Addiction Services are providing training – Problem Gambling Awareness A 3- hour introductory training programme in problem gambling awareness, with OCN Level 1 accreditation. Please see below the attached information for more details:- PGAA5flyer    

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Richmount Rural Community Association: Helping our Seniors & Older People

Richmount Rural Community Association  will be providing traditional dinners and have them delivered by volunteers to older people in our community. This would also be an opportunity for the older people to have someone to speak to at least once a week; thus relieving loneliness and social isolation At least it would bring them a tasty nutritious meal at least …

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First Steps Women’s Centre Courses

Wellbeing Courses:   Leader Of Your Own Life  2hrs X 6 weeks Mondays 9.45 am -11.45 am.  Starts Monday 16th Jan Arts Project 2.5hrs X 6 weeks Tuesdays 9.45 am -12.15 pm.  Starts Tuesday 17th Jan Yoga 2hrs X 6 weeks Wednesdays 9.45 am -11.45 am. Starts Wednesday 18th January Creative Writing 2hrs X 6 weeks Wednesdays 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm.  Starts Wednesday …

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