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Two Belfast nominations for STAR Awards
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5th of February, 20215th of February, 2021

Two Belfast nominations for STAR Awards

Belfast Metropolitan College – shortlisted for Social Inclusion (large organisations) The Centre for Childhood Studies at Belfast Metropolitan College, alongside the Ashton Centre and numerous other partners within the wider LEMUS project, aimed at bringing unemployed adult community learners of all ages together, from a range of religious and cultural backgrounds, across all four corners...

SPRING Social Prescribing
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SPRING Social Prescribing

SPRING Social Prescribing helps people address their health and wellbeing by connecting them to sources of support within their community and embark on a journey of learning to support their own mental and physical wellbeing through a greater understanding of support available and risk factors  to prevent further ill health.  The initiative is funded by...

South Belfast Health Literacy Project
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South Belfast Health Literacy Project

The BME health literacy project arose from a need for improved inclusivity. In South Belfast there is a large BME population, as well as an asylum seekers community. When supporting these communities to access healthcare and wellbeing support, Connected Community Care endorses the model of self-empowerment. However, the tools initially used around health literacy were...

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland
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28th of January, 202126th of January, 2021

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland

Yesterday saw the launch of a new report from the Learning and Work Institute, commissioned by the Open College Network NI – A higher skills ambition for Northern Ireland: Skills for growth and social inclusion. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, said: “The importance of learning and skills have been heightened...

Action Mental Health – Alicia’s Story
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Action Mental Health – Alicia’s Story

Alicia Clarke is excited. A new permanent job awaits her.  Alicia, like most people, enjoys working. It gives her a sense of purpose and achievement, and it allows her to be financially independent. She thrives on both the creative and the social side of her job. Working is an important part of her life and...

Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership – Ballinamallard
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Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership – Ballinamallard

Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) is a unique funding programme that brings local communities and Community Pharmacies together to work on local health projects.  Developed in 2001, BCPP is managed by the Community Development and Health Network, a Northern Ireland based charity which promotes the use of community development to tackle health inequalities. Fermanagh Sports...

Conway and Covid
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Conway and Covid

Conway Education Centre has been providing adult education since 1982 and its staff and students have witnessed and experienced the tangible health & wellbeing benefits that adult learning brings. This experience has been corroborated by Queens University Insight Programme, conducting annual surveys amongst Conway students since 2016. The research carried out by the final year...

AMH New Horizons
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AMH New Horizons

Background The AMH New Horizons “Working it Out” project is delivered from 9 locations across Northern Ireland and at other local community facilities. We support the recovery of adults experiencing mental ill health who are interested in progressing towards further education/training or employment. The project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund...

Footprints – Syrian Women’s Group
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Footprints – Syrian Women’s Group

Since Feb 2018, Footprints Women’s Centre has welcomed Newcomer women and children who have settled in the Colin Area and has worked in partnership with these families to establish services to meet their distinct needs. We would like to share Footprints pride in these amazing women and in the creation of a thriving and supportive...

Here4U – BHSCT
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Here4U – BHSCT

Within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, lifelong learning is supported and encouraged both formally and informally. Whilst formal learning will ensure a new qualification is obtained or promotional prospects are increased, informal learning is equally as important and encouraged to increase personal, professional and mental stimulation. The Trust, as an employer of over...