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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

Day 94 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Posted on Thursday 07 November 2013

It was a beautiful sunny but cold day at our third site meeting today. There has been some delay due to the wet weather, but good progress has been made and we are now up to roof height on parts of the building.

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Day 94 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Lives improved by a garden with a difference

Posted on Thursday 07 November 2013

Children at Willowbridge School in Enniskillen are benefiting from a specially installed sensory garden, thanks to Positive Futures.

The garden – developed with the help of The Organic Centre, Rossinver, and with financial assistance from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency – is designed to offer sensory stimulation to children with a learning disability. It was built in memory of children supported by the charity and the school who have died, including Peadar Lunney from Teemore. He died a year ago aged 16.

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Lives improved by a garden with a difference

Day 59 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Posted on Thursday 03 October 2013

While the sun wasn’t out at our second site meeting today, and the builders have lost 2 days on the build due to bad weather, things are progressing well and we can now see the size and shape of each room on the ground floor.

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Day 59 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Promoting positive behaviour support for families

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Michelle Gildernew, MP, visited our Head Office on Tuesday 24 September to meet Paul Roberts, our Managing Director, and Linda Woodcock, Studio 3 consultant.

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Promoting positive behaviour support for families

Day 31 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Posted on Wednesday 04 September 2013

The first site meeting of our new Short Break Service took place today.

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Day 31 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Innovative iPad project gives people a voice

Posted on Friday 09 August 2013

Positive Futures is giving a voice to people with a learning disability by providing them with an iPad. This innovative project enables people who have no spoken language to communicate with other people in a way that they just could not do before.

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Innovative iPad project gives people a voice

Positive Futures impresses at UNESCO event

Posted on Sunday 30 June 2013

Joanne Morrison, our Participation Worker, spoke so well about the subject of participation at a high profile UNESCO conference that she has been asked by Queen’s University to write a paper on the topic.

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What a difference a day makes

Posted on Friday 24 May 2013

An enthusiastic bunch of GRAHAM employees rolled up their sleeves on 17 May 2013 at the home shared by 3 men supported by our Windermere Supported Living Service to help transform an ordinary back garden into a stimulating sensory experience.

The volunteering project was part of Give & Gain Day 2013, a Business in the Community initiative which connects skilled professionals with community organisations, like ourselves.

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What a difference a day makes