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Shared Lives Service – One of the best things we’ve ever done!

Posted on Monday 17 October 2016

Through the Families Matter Shared Lives Service, Stephanie and Martin Kenny provide a regular short break for Ann and Bill, who both have a learning disability. Stephanie and Martin say that they “gain so much from having them in our lives.”

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Shared Lives Service – One of the best things we’ve ever done!

Positive Future Beckons For People In Republic Of Ireland

Posted on Monday 05 September 2016

People with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition south of the border will now have the support of Positive Futures, after we were approved as a charity in the Republic

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Positive Future Beckons For People In Republic Of Ireland

An All Round Positive Career Choice

Posted on Friday 02 September 2016

Andrew has worked with our Sperrin Supported Living Service since March 2015 and says his time in the job has really opened his eyes to the difference Positive Futures makes in the community.

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An All Round Positive Career Choice

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

Risk Enablement Framework

Posted on Friday 08 July 2016

A framework enabling the management of risk in a Self Directed Service health and social care environment.

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Risk Enablement Framework


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

Lifelong Carers Charter

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

Our Lifelong Carers Charter

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Lifelong Carers Charter
Better Futures Evaluation Report By The University Of Ulster


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