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WJR – English Language for Ukrainians – new start dates available in 2024!

New start dates are available in September and November 2024 for our free, 12-week intensive, virtual STEP Ukraine programme, run in partnership with the British Council and funded by the UK Government, offering English language and Employment Support to Ukrainians in the UK. So far, STEP Ukraine has supported almost 10,000 Ukrainians living in the UK to learn English and …

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The Money Guiders NI Network – online sessions

The Money Guiders NI Network is a growing community across the nation that is free for you to join, dedicated to improving your money guidance knowledge and skills. The Network hosts an annual programme of webinars, workshops, training sessions and forums – they’re all listed on our Community Hub along with other events across the UK, supported by the Money Guiders programme …

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PHA: Organ donation – law change translated materials

Organ donation – law change translated materials One year on from the organ donation law change in Northern Ireland, there are a range of translated information leaflets available online and/or for small hard copy requests. The materials consist of an A5 2-sided flyer, and a small information card. The English versions of the A5 2-sided flyer:         …

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COOK IT! TEAM – A new three-part video series on air frying

Free Nutrition Advice and Healthy Recipe Videos on YouTube. A new three-part video series on air frying has been added to the Public Health Dietitians YouTube channel. Are air fryers healthy? Are air fryers cost-effective? Air fryer recipe ideas Link the link to watch https://youtu.be/-wUCq0rbyiw?si=mUY1aDNw5u1rvcVb A wide range of free 30 min nutrition webinars for all life stages and healthy …

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CYPSP: Southern Area FYI Newsletter 4th July 2024

Welcome to Issue 129 of our fortnightly newsletter, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). DOWNLOAD-Issue-129 (Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears) We start this edition with a request to any of our Locality Planning Group members to complete a short survey to confirm your continued interest …

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Over 600 Events as FÉILE AN PHOBAIL 2024 (1-11 August) is launched

Féile an Phobail, the biggest community arts festival in Ireland, is ready to welcome visitors from across the world to its 2024 Féile from 1st to 11th August with over 600 events in total at over 50 venues across the city. Féile an Phobail Director Kevin Gamble gave a rundown of the highlights of Féile 2024. “In the city of Belfast, the …

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Health Alliance NI Update – Issue 11 July 2024

Health Alliance NI Newsletter Please find below the current list of health, wellbeing and funding updates available on the Health Alliance website: Juggling work and family during summer can be tough Juggling work and family during summer can be tough, but don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself, often the quality of the time you spend with your children outweighs the …

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ESOL NI – Summer Edition (July 2024)

Summer Edition – ESOL NI updates (July 2024) Belfast Met confirms date and time for ESOL Assessment & Enrolment registration 24-25 academic year: 14th August 2024 (Wednesday) at 2pm – link for registrations goes live on the Belfast Met’s website. – New students should create a Belfast Met account on the college’s website. – To register on the college website …

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Health Alliance NI Update – Issue 4 July 2024

Health Alliance NI Newsletter – Issue 4 July 2024 Please find below the current list of health, wellbeing and funding updates available on the Health Alliance website: Good Vibe Clan Don’t forget Good Vibe Clan have 2 ladies talk and walk groups in Antrim and Newtownabbey with the aim of reducing isolation and loneliness, building a community of women supporting women in …

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WHSCT – The Positive Ageing Small Grants Programme 24-25 is now open for applications!

The Positive Ageing Small Grants Programme 24-25 Constituted/ non-constituted, non-profit making community/ voluntary sector organisations/ groups supporting those aged 60+ can apply for grants of up to £500. Grants should be used to develop programmes for older people to be active and to improve their physical activity while also providing opportunities for social connection. Applications are available from: Derry/Strabane and …

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Refugee Council – Scrapping The Rwanda plan confirmed

  Last weekend, the Prime Minister confirmed that the new Government will scrap the plan to send people seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda. This news will provide some closure after years of uncertainty and is a positive first step in reforming the current chaotic and dysfunctional asylum system. Now it is essential that the many people who remain stuck …

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Victim Support NI: WeStandTogether anti-hate crime campaign launched

Victim Support NI has recently launched its #WeStandTogether anti-hate crime campaign, which will be running ongoingly. The campaign includes a social media campaign, filmed interviews with relevant stakeholders and victims supported by VSNI’s Hate Crime Advocacy Service, bespoke ‘self-advocacy’ training to be delivered to local and migrant groups, universities, primary and secondary schools, and attendance and facilitation of events throughout …

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Consultation on Good Jobs and improving workers’ rights

Minister announces consultation on Good Jobs and improving workers’ rights One of the key objectives in the Department’s economic vision is to increase the number of working age people in Good Jobs. The consultation covers a wide range of possible enhancements to employment legislation aimed at modernising our rights framework. The consultation seeks views on four aspects of a Good …

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