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.Read the full article
Posted on Friday 08 July 2016
Volunteering leads to a deep friendship between bingo loving Breege and Teresa, her volunteer.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article
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.
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.
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.Read the full article
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.Read the full article