Sun Awareness Training

A free 1 hour Sun Awareness Training for all community based and EA Summer Scheme Staff has been organised.

The awareness event aims to:
• Provide an overview of the objectives of the Department of Health’s skin cancer prevention strategy.
• Improve knowledge and skills in relation to the causes, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
• Further develop the important role that community based programmes play in promoting skin safety.

Venues:

Brownlow Resource Centre –
Wednesday 19 June 6.30-7.30pm

Banbridge Youth Resource Centre
Monday 24 June 6.30-7.30pm

Armagh Epicentre
Thursday 27 June 6.30-7.30pm

Please choose which venue suits best and email : stephanie.rock@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or ring 07500772905 to book

View the flyer here.

 

 

Our Journey Through Disability Report Card

On 27th March Newry LPG’s Disability Sub Committee held an event in the Mourne Country Hotel, Newry, entitled Our Journey Through Disability. This event was a co-production project between LPG members and parents of children with a disability in the locality area. The aim of the event was to provide other parents of children with a disability, the chance to learn of the services available to their families, to listen to the journeys taken by 8 families from birth to transition to adulthood, and to speak directly with service providers to identify the barriers faced and possible solutions.

View the report card from the event here.

and

View the video from the event below.

Our Journey Through Disability

On 27th March Newry LPG’s Disability Sub Committee held an event in the Mourne Country Hotel, Newry, entitled Our Journey Through Disability. This event was a co-production project between LPG members and parents of children with a disability in the locality area. The aim of the event was to provide other parents of children with a disability, the chance to learn of the services available to their families, to listen to the journeys taken by 8 families from birth to transition to adulthood, and to speak directly with service providers to identify the barriers faced and possible solutions.

 

 

Of the 159 attendees, 64 were parents and carers for children with a disability and/or additional needs. They were able to obtain information from 39 different stalls, meet other parents and service providers and make links which will benefit their families.

 

 

 

The videos gave a powerful reflection of the daily struggles families face alongside the resilience shown, complemented by the message that parents need to also take care of themselves. During facilitated discussions, participants had the chance to further explore the barriers and potential solutions faced by families, and were invited to identify one thing that families should expect from services.

 

Some feedback from the day (a final Report will be released in May):

“Great opportunities for networking and hearing what really is happening for parents
I found out about services local to me who I didn’t know about
The loneliness lifted as we were able to connect with the same issues as the parents in the films
Spoke so well, helped me and encouraged me to speak out and strengthened me to stand up for my child and me
My highlight of the day was Finding a new service for my child
My highlight of the day was Knowing that there is help out there, if only we were signposted to it”

 

The event included amazing and powerful videos from parents sharing their journeys which can be viewed below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACE-Trauma Informed Practice Stakeholder Workshops May 2019

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland are holding a series of workshops to deliver ACE Awareness and Trauma Informed Practice Training across health, social care, education, justice and the community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

A series of information workshops are being delivered to the various sectors, including the community/voluntary sector, with the following aims:

a) Engage with the community & voluntary sector to help us to understand your current level of ACE awareness and relevant training needs to be more trauma sensitive in your work and practice.

b) Explore opportunities and challenges of embedding trauma informed practice in your service / team / organisation.

 

Date/Time: Tuesday 7th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: St. Columb’s Park House, Derry
Register: https://vcs-derry.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

Date/Time: Tuesday 9th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: NICVA, Belfast
Register: https://vcs-belfast.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

Date/Time: Tuesday 10th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: The Junction, Dungannon
Register: https://vcs-jct.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

To register your interest please click on the relevant link above.

Numbers are limited so early booking is essential. 

Please note: Registering your interest in this workshop does not guarantee a place. You will be contacted once registration closes on 1 May with confirmation.

 

Southern Area Locality Planning Groups – FYI – 28 February 2019

Welcome to the 4th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).  We are sharing local information to help improve outcomes for children and young people, whether they may be events flyers, programmes, opportunities or training. 

Issue 4 Southern Area Locality Planning Groups 28th February 2019