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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

Carols by candlelight

Posted on Tuesday 03 December 2013

People we support, families and friends in the local Bangor community came together on the cold and wintry evening of Monday 2 December 2013 for an evening of uplifting seasonal music at the first Positive Futures Carol Service held in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church.

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Carols by candlelight

Celebrating Silver!

Posted on Friday 29 November 2013

Lakeland Family Service is extremely proud of 6 young people who have recently completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The young people (Jordan Watson, Ciaran McGovern, Kirsty Hoey, Aoife McGerty and Chloe Monaghan) are all supported by the Service, and Niamh White is a young volunteer with the Service.

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Celebrating Silver!

Politicians check in for healthy advice

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2013

North Down MP, Lady Sylvia Hermon, and Green Party Leader and MLA, Steven Agnew, helped us launch our second round of health checks in association with Action Cancer.

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Politicians check in for healthy advice

Special guests drop in at our Craft Fair

Posted on Monday 11 November 2013

Our Craft Fair and coffee morning in Groomsport on Saturday 9 November 2013 was a great success – and was attended by two very special guests.

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Special guests drop in at our Craft Fair