Southern Area FYI – Issue 94

Welcome to the 94th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

As our last ‘FYI’ for 2022, we thank you for your support, readership and submissions of information throughout the year. It has been a very challenging year in many ways, however demonstrates the need to support everything and everyone working in our communities for the benefit of children, young people and families.

We extend our invitation to all practitioners and volunteers to attend any of our LPG meetings and have included a calendar for all our 6 LPG meeting dates in 2023 on Page 3.

If you would like to receive any of the flyers included as individual attachments (for forward sharing), please just e-mail localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk and we will send that by return.

Wishing you a very restful festive period and best wishes for the new year!

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

 

 

Southern Area FYI – Issue 93

Welcome to the 93rd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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(Note: Newsletter will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop-up box and click on open file when it appears).

We are enjoying re-connecting with our Locality Planning Group members via our face-to-face meetings from October to December and will alternate these meetings between face-to-face and Zoom, to accommodate all members. These meetings give us the chance to make great contacts and connections, and to share information like we include in ‘FYI’.  If you work to improve the lives of children and young people (including family/parent support), you are most welcome to attend one of our LPG meetings. Contact us to find out more.

We have one more edition of ‘FYI’ between now and the end of the year, so please send any information or notification of events, etc. to us by the end of Tuesday 6th December.

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

 

Southern Area FYI – Issue 90

Welcome to the 90th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information). 

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At our recent Locality Planning Groups we have heard from a number of services and organisations about the challenges highlighted by the cost of living crisis.  We are supporting local services, by sharing support and resources across the area, and have included a lot of information and potential support for communities and services in this ‘FYI’.

We will continue to share, promote and highlight essential support for organisations and communities in ‘FYI’ and at Locality Planning Group meetings, so please keep all information coming in so we can promote all the great work in the Southern Area!

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

Family Support Hub Celebration Event – June 2022

On 24 June 2022 the CYPSP Support Team, Family Support Hub (Hub) Coordinators, Hub members and other integral Partners came together for the first time since 2018, to reflect on and celebrate the work of the Hubs with particular focus on the work of the Hubs and members during the pandemic.

The day also provided an opportunity for Bronwyn Campbell to meet Hub Coordinators in person for the first time since taking up the role of Regional Family Support Hub Coordinator within the Health & Social Care Board (now SPPG/DoH) at the beginning of January 2022.

Aidan Dawson, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency and CYPSP Chairperson, opened the event, reflecting on the achievements of the Hubs.

Valerie Maxwell (Children’s Services Planning & Information Manager, SPPG/DoH) presented an animated video summarising the 2021/22 Annual Report, before Bronwyn Campbell addressed the Coordinators.

Presentations followed from Coordinators and Hub members – Lisa Grant (Craigavon & Portadown Hub), Alison Slater (Newry Hub), Joanne McCourt (Belfast Central Mission), Claire Larkin (Northern Area Hubs) and Sharon Nelson (Springfield & Whiterock Hub) who showcased how they adapted and changed their services in creative ways to enabled them to continue to meet the needs of the families and young people despite lockdown.

James Gallagher from Lifeline gave a fantastic presentation on “Caring for the Caregiver” and Eugene Mone from Barnardo’s brought along the Sensory Overload Virtual Reality Experience, a really powerful and thought provoking piece of work.

After a group exercise facilitated by Maxine Gibson (Children’s Services Planning Professional Advisor, SPPG/DoH) looking at what Coordinators seen as the challenges facing the Hubs in the next 12 months and how to rise to these challenges, the event was brought to a close by Maurice Leeson (Programme Manager Partnerships, Emotional Health & Wellbeing, CAMHS and Disability, SPPG/DoH).  This was particularly fitting given that Maurice played such a central role in the establishment of the Hub Network.

 

Southern Area FYI – Edition 89

Welcome to the 89th edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

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(Note: FYI will download directly to your device.  Look out for the pop up box and click on open file when it appears).

Once again, we have a range of opportunities, activities and programmes for children, young people and parents across the Southern Area. These are all led by recognised providers and most are free, so, if you think it may be relevant to you, then sign up! We also encourage all readers to share with colleagues, friends and families.

On Page 41 you will see how you can find out or share any information on upcoming activities and events by attending one (or more!) of our locality planning groups. To find out more about these groups and their purpose, contact Darren at localityplanning@ci-ni.org.uk.

See you in a fortnight!

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