Belfast Resilience Strategy

The Belfast Resilience Strategy is focused on future proofing the city and supporting the transition to an inclusive, climate resilient, low carbon economy. Join us as we host a series of community engagement workshops discussing the draft Belfast Resilience Strategy. To register book a free place on Eventbrite at one on the workshops in your area: –

West

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Falls Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Lower Shankill Local Discussion

East

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Short Strand Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Inner East Belfast Local Discussion

South

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Markets Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Donegal Pass Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Lower Ormeau Local Discussion

North

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Tiger’s Bay Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, New Lodge Local Discussion

 

Review of Allied Health Professional Services for Children with Sensory Impairments – online survey now open

The Public Health Agency is carrying out a review of the services of the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) for children with visual, hearing or multisensory impairments up to 18 years-old*.

PHA would be grateful to hear from you if you are:

  • a young person with a hearing and/or visual impairment (up to 18-years-old)
  • the parent or carer of a young person with a hearing and/or visual impairment
  • a professional working with children and young people with hearing and/or visual   impairment

 Please could you share the link below with your networks, the survey will be open until Friday 14th February.

https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/hsc-public-health-agency/children-with-sensory-impairments-review-of-the-se/consult_view

Word versions of all three surveys are linked below.

http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FOR-PROFESSIONALS-Review-of-AHP-services_children-with-sensory-impairments_280120.docx

http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FOR-PARENTS_CARERS-Review-of-AHP-services_children-with-sensory-impairments_280120.docx

http://www.cypsp.hscni.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CYP_Review-of-AHP-services_children-with-sensory-impairments_280120.docx

These can be filled in online or printed and completed, and returned either by email or by post to:

Jenny Kirkwood, Ground floor office, 12-22 Linenhall St, Belfast, BT2 8BS

If you require the survey in any other format please contact Jenny.

*Please note: for the purposes of this survey we are using the term ‘hearing impairment’ to refer to all types of hearing loss and deafness from mild to profound. We are using the term ‘visual impairment’ to refer to people who are partially sighted and who are blind.

 

Have your say to make a difference…. contribute to the future PEACE Plus Programme (SEUPB)

PEACE PLUS is a new EU cross-border programme that will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.

The programme will achieve this by funding activities that promote peace and reconciliation, and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of the region. It will build upon previous PEACE and INTERREG Programmes.  We are seeking your input to help shape the content of this programme.

A series of information events are taking place between December 2019 and February 2020, running from 6pm-8pm, with registration from 5.30pm.

To register, click on one of the below links, which will lead you directly to EventBrite.

The stakeholder engagement process will start on 10 December 2019 and end on 25 February 2020. Full documentation, including a response form, will be made available on https://seupb.eu/peaceplus on 10 December 2019.

If you would like additional information please email PEACEPLUS@seupb.eu

Date County Venue Register
Tue 10 December Donegal Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey Click Here
Wed 8 January Leitrim Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill Click Here
Thu 9 January Sligo Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo Click Here
Mon 13 January Derry – Londonderry Lodge Hotel,

Coleraine

Click Here
Wed 15 January Monaghan Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan Click Here
Thu 16 January Cavan Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan Click Here
Mon 20 January Derry – Londonderry Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry Click Here
Tue 21 January Tyrone Corrick House Hotel, Clogher Click Here
Thu 23 January Fermanagh Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen Click Here
Mon 27 January Down Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle Click Here
Thu 30 January Antrim Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena Click Here
Tue 4 February Armagh Armagh City Hotel, Armagh Click Here
Wed 5 February Antrim Belfast City Hall, Belfast Click Here
Thu 6 February Louth Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk Click Here

ASD/ADHD, The Child’s Journey Through Assessment and Diagnosis – An Education and Health Perspective

An ASD/ADHD workshop event was facilitated by Belfast Locality Planning Groups on November 6th 2019, at the Balmoral Hotel. Upwards of 130 people from a cross-section of organisations and disciplines attended the event. The high level of attendance reflects the fact that this is an accelerating issue in all LPG areas in Belfast, as identified by the FSHs and Locality Planning structures. 

 

The theme of this workshop was to outline the diagnostic journey for service users and their families through both the Education sector and the Belfast HSCT system.  The opportunity to have an input from both Health and Education was very positive in providing a comprehensive overview of the systems families have to navigate.  

From an education perspective Lorna Fitzpatrick (EA lead in ASD) delivered a presentation that mapped the route through education for children and families, once the child has been identified as being “different“.

 

Kris McKeever( ASD Lead, Belfast HSCT) and Paul Gemmell ( ADHD Lead, Belfast HSCT) both delivered presentations in respect of ASD and ADHD and the journey through the health system in Belfast for children and families. The final presentation delivered by Caroline Milligan outlined a model of good practice that is part of Glenbrook Surestarts programme which is based in North Belfast.  This national award winning programme, “Little Learners Pilot Programme” was launched due to an increasing number of children presenting with Autism and social communication concerns. This programme illustrated the partnership working not only between organisations and professionals but also between families and the service providers.

Presentations are available to view on Belfast Locality Planning Groups’ webpages.

This was an event that was designed to raise awareness and to encourage more discussion and partnership working between organisations, disciplines, service providers and service users in order to charter a way forwardFeedback collated to date from event evaluation forms is very positive and indicates that there is a willingness and enthusiasm across all sectors to continue to build on the conversations started at this event to plan and develop a range of supports for these children and their families.