Antrim/Ballymena Locality Planning Group

A CYPSP scoping exercise was held on Tuesday 28th Jan where members came together to identify what they and their organisations bring to the group, what are the top three children’s wellbeing priority areas for action next year and how we will tackle these priorities.

The findings will be collated and shared and will help shape the CYPSP Antrim/Ballymena locality area group’s action plan for the next year.

Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group Annual Youth Fair

On Tuesday 11 February, the Carrickfergus Locality Planning Group held their annual Youth Fair in Oakfield Community Development Centre.

Over 400 Year 10 pupils from Carrickfergus Academy, Carrickfergus Grammar and Ulidia Integrated College attended a very enjoyable and interactive day. Pupils had an opportunity to engage with 16 exhibitors offering support, services or activities in their area.

The main theme of the fair was ‘Take 5’ with information on a wide range of areas available including volunteering, drugs, alcohol, physical activity, health and wellbeing.


StreetReach Project Carrickfergus and Larne -July 2020

‘StreetReach is a 5 day community outreach project with a festival feel in Carrickfergus, Larne and the coastal areas. The project which is a collaboration between Summer Madness and YMCA Ireland is funded by the Education Authority Youth At Risk scheme. It will be run by young people with the aim of regenerating hope and working towards a local legacy of leadership.

Running 1-5th July 2020, young people can sign up to join a team and work alongside Host Groups in the areas who are putting together great interactive community projects for the teams to engage in. Teams can access full camping facilities at Glenarm Castle and receive all meals, transport and training all while gaining volunteer hours and active citizenship experience.

For more information or to register:

Newtownabbey Locality Planning

Do you live or provide services across the Newtownabbey area? We would like to invite you to attend a meeting to discuss setting up a Locality Planning Group for the area.

Locality Planning aims to improve outcomes for children, young people and families at a local level and is part of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) which focuses on developing and supporting multi-agency early intervention approaches.

Please find attached an agenda and the meeting details are as follows:

Date: Monday 2 March 2020
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm (Please note tea/coffee will be provided from 2.45-3pm)
Venue: Glengormley High School, 134 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5HP

We would be very grateful if you could share this invitation with anyone that you feel should attend.

Please RSVP to by the end of Monday 24 February 2020

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