The Ballymena Locality group was established during 2007. The group aims to improve the outcomes for children and young people through a multiagency planning approach. The locality planning group is an ongoing process of engagement with children, young people and their families.
The Children’s Services Planning Locality approach involves many organisations providing valuable services for children and young people. The group wanted to ensure that as many statutory, voluntary and community organisations possible were aware of the work they were engaged in so that a comprehensive picture of the area was available. One of the ways in which they did this was to organise a very successful Family Support Fair.
It became clear as the work progressed that the need for a more integrated, partnership approach across all the organisations was the most efficient and effective way to ensure the greatest impact for the local community. The group has therefore focused on establishing greater partnership working, sharing expertise, and identifying the specific needs of the Ballymena area. This assisted in the process of identifying key priorities such as the continued necessity for Early Intervention across all ages to, specialised support where there are drug and alcohol misuse issues or where there is a child with a disability in the family.
Our ultimate aim is to ensure better outcomes for children in the Ballymena area and we trust the work of this group will have contributed to this.
A strong partnership with membership across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors committed to improving outcomes for children and young people in the area.
An Audit of Need has been carried out in Ballymena Borough Council Area.
A sharing of tasks, challenges and solutions. Active sharing of information about local services, activities and needs.
Service development has been innovative and made best use of the resources available for Positive Parenting Courses.
Support has been gained from the wider Children’s Services Planning process and sub-group expertise
Drug and alcohol support services information day
Family Support Services Information Event
Ballymena Learning Together Event
- Minutes 4 October 2017
- Minutes 4 May 2017
- Minutes 24 February 2017
- Minutes 30 June 2016
- Minutes 28 April 2016
- Minutes 25 February 2016
- Minutes 10 December 2015
- Minutes 22 October 2015
- Minutes 25 June 2015
- Minutes 30 April 2015
- Minutes 26 February 2015
- Minutes 11 December 2014
- Minutes 23 October 2014
- Minutes 26th June 2014
- Minutes 27th February 2014
- ASD & Me Leaflet 2016
- Directory of Disability Services in the Ballymena Area 2015
- ASD – Supporting Siblings Top Tips Leaflet
- Ballymena 2015 LPG Meetings Schedule
- Ballymena Disability Engagement Event
- Ballymena LPG – Member Profile Booklet
- Taking the Initiative – Services and Participation (Oct 14)
- Think Drink Leaflet – (Oct 14)
- Awareness Raising Training – July 2014
- Locality Planning in the Northern Sector visit from South Armagh Group