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Better Together

Posted on Monday 01 August 2016

Queen’s University graduate, Jessica has recently completed a year as a volunteer mentor with Positive Futures’ Better Together project. We asked her and her mentee, Holly, what they thought about the experience.

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Better Together

Breege’s Bingo Buddy

Posted on Friday 08 July 2016

Volunteering leads to a deep friendship between bingo loving Breege and Teresa, her volunteer.

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Breege’s Bingo Buddy

Support for Gary’s green fingers

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

To mark Learning Disability Week, we’re taking a look at some positive changes we’ve been able to make in people’s lives. We start with Gary and tell you about how our support made a difference to him.

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Support for Gary’s green fingers

Moira’s volunteer story

Posted on Friday 10 June 2016

Day 3 of our series for Volunteers Week focuses on Moira Donnan, who volunteers with our Southern Area Housing Support Service in Newry.

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Moira’s volunteer story

Long fight for respite

Posted on Thursday 09 June 2016

In the second of our stories to mark Carers Week, we feature Sherol Matthews and her son William. Sherol wants to see more flexibility and imagination in the health and social care system to take account of William’s needs.

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Long fight for respite

Rebekah’s volunteer story

Posted on Wednesday 08 June 2016

Day 2 of our series for Volunteers Week features Rebekah Ringland, who volunteers with our Lisburn Family Support Service.

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Rebekah’s volunteer story

Left alone to care at an advanced age

Posted on Tuesday 07 June 2016

As well as being Volunteers Week, this is also Carers Week. We’re using it as an opportunity to highlight the problems facing older carers who have looked after their adult children with a learning disability since birth.

At an age when most people would long ago have decided to take it easy, Jenni is still caring for her son Martin 24 hours a day.

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Left alone to care at an advanced age

Lucy’s Volunteer Story

Posted on Monday 06 June 2016

It’s Volunteers’ Week – celebrating the contribution to society of everyone who gives up their time to help others. At Positive Futures we couldn’t exist without our volunteers. In recognition, we’ll be telling the stories of different volunteers throughout the week.

First, Lucy from our Lisburn Family Support Service.

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Lucy’s Volunteer Story

Top spot for young artists’ exhibition

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

A group of young people with a learning disability are staging an art exhibition at a very special gallery – the Long Gallery at Stormont.

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Top spot for young artists’ exhibition

Praise for Down High Pupils

Posted on Thursday 05 May 2016

Pupils at Down High School made a generous donation in support of the work of our Better Together Project.

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Praise for Down High Pupils