Ballymena Locality Planning Group

  • Ballymena Youth Fair 2016
  • Ballymena Youth Fair 2016
  • Ballymena Youth Fair 2016
  • Ballymena Youth Fair 2016
  • Ballymena Youth Fair 2016

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.

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The Ballymena LPG is part of the Northern outcomes group

Latest News & Events

Successful Body Image Conference in the Northern Area -   The Northern Area Outcomes Group in partnership with Locality Planning Members recently hosted a conference to explore body image and the harmful impacts of food choices on mood and effects of performance enhancing drugs on the body.   The Continue reading
The 1+1 Project Bilingual Mental Health Project - A collaborative Stronger Together Initiative for early intervention bilingual Mental Health Support that is being piloted in three areas across N.I: Dungannon (Portuguese / English) Ballymena/Ballymoney (Polish / English) Belfast (Chinese / English) The project is available to support individuals Continue reading
Stengthening relationships between schools at the Annual Ballymena Youth Fair -   Ballymena Locality Planning Group along with Ballymena Learning Together Partnership hosted the Ballymena Annual Youth Fair on 7 November 2017. The event brought together 680 Year 11 pupils from across 6 Post Primary Schools in the area. Students from Continue reading
Ballymena Youth Fair - Ballymena Children and Young Peoples Locality Planning Group and Ballymena Learning Together  Are offering you the opportunity to take part in a Youth Fair focused on Mental Health and Positive Choices in Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre on Tuesday Continue reading
Parents Week Family Fun Day – Ballymena - Join us for a FREE Parents Week Family Fun Day in Harryville Community Centre, Ballymena on Wednesday 25th October 10am – 1pm. We are delighted to have Mini Explorers providing some exciting, stimulating sensory family fun. Children will have the opportunity Continue reading

Action Plan and Priorities

Achievements

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

Publications

Photo Gallery

  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015
  • Ballymena Youth Fair October 2015

  • Ballymena Youth Fair-November 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair-November 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair-November 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair-November 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair June 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair June 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair June 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair June 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair June 2014
  • Ballymena Youth Fair - June 2013
  • Ballymena Youth Fair - June 2013
  • Ballymena Youth Fair - June 2013