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EU Settlement Scheme – One Million People Granted Status

This week the millionth person was granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme – just five months after the Scheme fully opened. The Home Office is committed to making the process of applying to the EU Settlement Scheme as simple and straightforward as possible and looks for reasons to grant status, not refuse it. This milestone has been announced alongside …

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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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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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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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Parents Information Sessions on the Education System

Need advice on supporting your child’s education? Want to know more about the education system in Northern Ireland? BELONG is organising free information sessions on the Education System in Northern Ireland in partnership with Transforming Learning Communities and the Southern Education and Library Board (SELB). TO FIND OUT MORE OR REGISTER: Ring or email Roisin Clements on 028 87741960 or …

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Small Worlds Workshops

WHAT ARE ‘SMALL WORLDS’ WORKSHOPS? ‘Small Worlds’ are cafe-style events in which people circulate around tables hosted by volunteers from different nationalities. The workshops introduce a taste of the diversity that exists in NI and provide safe spaces in which participants can meaningfully begin to engage with those from different backgrounds and other parts of the world. For many participants, these …

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