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Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs Film Screening

Join NIRWN, in partnership with Rural Community Network, for a screening of ‘Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs’ followed by a Q&A to mark this year’s Good Relations Week. The screening takes place on Thursday 23rd September from 7pm - 8.30pm (via…
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Cliff Edge Coalition Campaign Update

Siobhán continues to work with the Cliff Edge Coalition on their Working Group to take forward and lobby for the extension and strengthening of the mitigations package in Northern Ireland.  The Coalition is continuing to campaign to Close…
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DWP – Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is exploring how the benefit system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with long term health conditions and the ways in which the welfare system can help people within these groups…
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Independent Review: Discretionary Support

The Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey MLA, has appointed an independent panel to carry out a review of the Discretionary Support scheme. They have been asked to identify areas of improvement and to make recommendations to the Department…
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Keep the Lifeline Campaign Update

Siobhán continues to work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and a coalition of other organisations on the Keep the Lifeline campaign to keep the pressure on Westminster Government not to cut the £20 per week increase to Universal Credit…
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Free data scheme for registered charities

Vodafone has launched charities.connected, an initiative giving UK charities the opportunity to apply for free data to help the communities they support. The aim is to help individuals and families supported by charities to get online, as…
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£55,000 fund launched to support digital poverty in rural communities

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to announce a new partnership with Broadband provider, Fibrus Networks Ltd. This week saw the launch of the Fibrus Community Fund enabling rural communities to stay connected online.…
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Thank You Margaret – Leaving Women’s Centre Derry after 40 Years Service

This month we are saying goodbye to our centre director Margaret Logue and it’s hard, she was one of the founding members of the Women’s Centre in 1981.  She is a leader, a force of nature and an absolute feminist in every sense of the…
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Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper

The Department of Work and Pensions has issued this Green Paper which is exploring how the benefit system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with long term health conditions and the ways in which the welfare system can help…
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Autism Strategy Questionnaire

The Department of Health invites those with lived experience to share their views on the key priorities which should be included in the development of an autism strategy for 2023-2028. You may be an autistic person or a family member or carer…