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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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.

Word versions of all three surveys are linked below.

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 on 10 December 2019.

If you would like additional information please email

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,


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