Southern Area FYI – Issue 91

Welcome to the 91st edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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This week is Parenting Week which celebrates the roles of parents in their children’s lives.  As always, we have included a range of services and support for parents and check out the new animation for Parentline NI on page 28.

We are also continuing to publicise support available for families in relation to the cost of living crisis. If you provide such support, please add your details to the resource detailed on page 4.

We are always happy to share relevant information in ‘FYI’ and thanks for your continuing support!

The next issue of ‘FYI’ will be circulated on Thursday 10th November 2022.

Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

Southern Area LPG FYI Newsletter | Issue 46

Welcome to Issue 46 of ‘FYI’.

Firstly, we would like to thank all of our member organisations who have continued to provide programmes, activities, workshops and webinars to support children, young people and their families across the SHSCT area, particularly during what has been a different ‘back to school’ period for us all.

We hope this e-bulletin can be of use to your service, organisation or families you work with during this difficult period. Most activities remain online at this time and we would recommend confirming with the provided contacts that they are still running as advertised.

As we continue to meet our LPG members virtually, it has been so uplifting to hear about the ongoing support which is being made available to children, young people and their families living across the Southern Trust area.

Please also continue to share this e-bulletin with your contacts, so that we can keep each other updated and supported.

Stay safe and stay connected!

FYI – Issue 46 – 15th October 2020

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South Armagh Celebrate International Children’s Day


On 8 June 2018 the South Armagh Locality Planning Group celebrated International Children’s Day in Newtownhamilton with members of the local community. The event had a particular emphasis on promoting community engagement with the Bulgarian Roma Community in the town. 

Over 150 people attended the event which proved a great success in sharing cultures, food and creating a sense of enjoyment within the town.

Activities for the day included traditional Irish, Bulgarian and Ulster Scots music, healthy food, fruit smoothies, Lego Walk, play sessions and face painting. There was also a Northern Ireland Fire Service demonstration and information stalls promoting the local support services in the area.  A health needs assessment was also carried out with members of the community by Southern HSC Trust. 



A special recognition has been paid to the planning group for the event and members of the South Armagh Locality Planning Group including the Southern HSC Trust, Sure Start, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Newtownhamilton Community Association and SPACE.


Contact Us:

To find out more about this workshop and the role of the Newry Locality Planning Group contact:

Darren Curtis, Southern Area Locality Planning Officer by email at or telephone 028 95 363966