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Review of the Lakeland Families Service

Posted on Sunday 08 December 2013

Evaluation Report of the impact of the Lakeland Family Support Service on the children and families it supports and on the wider community. Review completed in February 2011.

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Review of the Lakeland Families Service


15 Years; 15 Stories; 15 Lives Transformed

Posted on Sunday 08 December 2013

Our booklet “15” tells the stories of 15 people whose lives have been transformed by our work. It was produced to mark our 15th anniversary in October 2010. An accompanying DVD and hard copies of the document are available from our offices.

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Positive Futures 15


Careful Plans Report

Posted on Sunday 08 December 2013

Careful Plans is a Positive Futures study completed in May 2010 of the aspirations and self–identified needs of all older carers of a person with a learning disability known to the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust living in the Lisburn area.

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Careful Plans Report


Creating Opportunities Changing Lives Best Practice Manual

Posted on Sunday 08 December 2013

In April 2010, Positive Futures began a one year childcare project in the Derry / Londonderry area. This project was funded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and became known as the “DARD” Project.

The project aimed to develop childcare solutions for families which had a child with a learning disability in rural areas around Derry / Londonderry.

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DARD Best Practice Manual


Annual Report 2009–10

Posted on Sunday 08 December 2013

Our Annual Report 2009–10 “Living the Dream” sets out the achievements, events and financial detail of our work this year.

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Positive Futures Annual Report 2009–10


Lifelines Report

Posted on Saturday 07 December 2013

An Evaluation Report completed in October 2008 of the impact of the Families Services delivered by Positive Futures in rural and urban areas of Northern Ireland.

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Lifelines Report


Interim Evaluation Report on Bangor Families Project

Posted on Thursday 05 December 2013

This report presents the findings from an interim evaluation of the Bangor Families Project delivered by Positive Futures. The Bangor Families Project began in 2004 and aims to provide holistic support services to families who have a child with a significant learning disability in Bangor, Co Down. The Project is funded in partnership with the South Eastern Health and Social Services Trust.

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Evaluation Report Bangor Families Service


Evaluation Report on Lakeland Family Support Service

Posted on Thursday 05 December 2013

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the Lakeland Family Support Service which is delivered by Positive Futures. The Lakeland Families Service began in 2003 and aims to provide support services to families who have a child with a significant learning disability in Fermanagh. The Service is funded in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust. The report provides a detailed overview of the types of families and children accessing the Service. It presents a wide variety of everyday challenges that parents as carers face with regard to emotional, practical and financial needs.

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Evaluation Report Lakeland Family Support Service


Evaluation of a pilot training programme by people with a learning disability for service support staff, managers and healthcare professionals

Posted on Thursday 05 December 2013

This paper presents the findings of an independent evaluation conducted over 2005–2007 of the pilot “Telling It Like It Is!” (TILII) project.

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TILII abstract


Day 122 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Posted on Thursday 05 December 2013

Preparations are underway for the roof coverings, which will be installed before Christmas.

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Day 122 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens