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It’s Never Too Late To Make A Difference

Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014

One of our volunteers, Cecil Taylor, is climbing Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohil, to raise funds for Positive Futures.

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It’s Never Too Late To Make A Difference

Local councils pave the way to eradicate discrimination against people with a disability

Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2014

We’ve launched our “What About Me?” Welcome Award and what better way to do so than by having the Mayor of North Down and the Lord Mayor of Belfast sign our anti–discriminatory pledge!

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Local councils pave the way to eradicate discrimination against people with a disability

Building A Better Future

Posted on Thursday 19 June 2014

Carers from our Better Futures Project will be taking part in a “Planning for the Future” Mental Health and Learning Disability Conference which will be hosted by the Bamford Monitoring Group on 26 June.

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Building A Better Future

Welcoming Places Register

Posted on Thursday 19 June 2014

Our Welcoming Places Register lists all the businesses and organisations which have signed our “What About Me?” Welcome Award pledge.

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Welcoming Places Register


Celebrating our new Wheatfield Short Break Service

Posted on Thursday 19 June 2014

Our new Wheatfield Short Break Service in North Belfast has been officially launched by the Health Minister, Edwin Poots, at a ceremony in Belfast Castle.

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Celebrating our new Wheatfield Short Break Service

Day 316 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Posted on Tuesday 17 June 2014

It’s finally here! The official handover of the building to Positive Futures!

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Day 316 of the project build at Wheatfield Gardens

Celebrating Shared Lives

Posted on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Our Families Matter Shared Lives Service recently joined with Shared Lives Plus to host a family fun day for the families and carers involved in the Service and other “shared lives” carers across Northern Ireland.

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Celebrating Shared Lives

Sticking Together To Stay Safe

Posted on Thursday 05 June 2014

Our Better Together Project recently hosted a celebration event to mark the end of our Stay Safe programme which was attended by young adults supported by the Project and funded by the District Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

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Sticking Together To Stay Safe

Volunteers’ Week Hits The Big 3–0

Posted on Monday 02 June 2014

This week is Volunteers’ Week and what a special week it is! Not only is it the one week of the year where the focus is all about volunteers but it’s also the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week! What better way to mark this week than to hear from our volunteers themselves and from the people who benefit from their hard work – it sure reads as 30 great reasons to get involved in volunteering!

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Volunteers’ Week Hits The Big 3–0

Better Futures End of Year Report

Posted on Thursday 29 May 2014

Better Futures, which we established with support from the Big Lottery Fund, is a project for older people who care for a family member with a learning disability.

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Better Futures End of Year Report 2014