Early Intervention Lisburn Locality Planning Group – Big Spring Clean

Early Intervention Lisburn LPG  promoted a Big Spring Clean in May involving 90 volunteers and 186 children and young people collecting 60 bags of rubbish in local communities across Lisburn. Lisburn Safe, Friends High School, Pond Park Primary, Largymore Primary, Barbour Nursery, Resurgam Youth Initiative, Halftown Residents Association, Laganview Enterprise Centre, and Hilden Community Association all got involved to spend some time cleaning up the local area.


Mr Adrian Bird, Director of the Resurgam Trust said “We want to contribute in a meaningful way to make Lisburn a pleasant, clean and safe place for everyone to live, work and enjoy. We were delighted at the number of volunteers and organisations who were willing to take part and give up their free time to clean up the City.”


EITP – Work-stream Change Manager Secondment Opportunity

EITP – Work-stream Change Manager Secondment Opportunity

December 2013

The Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) is a proposed £30m signature investment, delivered as part of the Delivering Social Change Framework (DSC), which will be implemented between April 2014 and March 2018.  It seeks through a commitment to prevention and early intervention approaches to transform how children’s services are designed, planned and implemented, leading to improved outcomes for children. The programme is split into three delivery work-streams, and the role of the Change Manager will be to support Work-stream Leads (Pat Cullen, Carolyn Harper and Fionnuala McAndrew), in relation to the delivery of specific work-stream tasks

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Colin Father Support Service

Colin NP

The Colin Neighbourhood Partnership Father Support Service raises awareness in the community of Colin of the importance of dads and male care-givers in family life, Damien Kavanagh, Fathers Development worker has said that he is ‘looking forward to working with dads and male care-givers in this locality; offering advice, guidance, assistance and support on a one-to-one and group basis in the Colin area. I also look forward to working with community and statutory partners to assist in this respect’.

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Dying 15 Years Early – What can Traveller men and relevant agencies do?

A new DVD has been launched reporting on the findings from a piece of research entitled “Dying fifteen years early- what can Traveller men and relevant agencies do?” The research was carried out by Fergal O’Brien, Manager of the Promoting Wellbeing Team in the Southern Trust. It covers information on the background of participants, lifestyle, and mental health, causes of early mortality, access to GP services and people with traditional cures, sources of health information and groups that would interest Traveller men.

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Peer Review: Early Intervention and prevention in family support

Peer to Peer Early Intervention

Leading children’s experts from across Europe met in Belfast last week to participate in a high level seminar on improving the quality of life of children and young people. The three day seminar on Early Intervention and Prevention in Family Support was organised by Eurochild in the context of its thematic working group on family and parenting support and inspired by the EC model of peer reviewing the social protection and inclusion strategy. Four member organisations participated in the review – Children in Northern Ireland, which hosted the event, National Network for Children, Bulgaria, Nobody’s Children Foundation, Poland and Action for Children, Wales, UK.

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