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A HOME FROM HOME THAT CHANGES LIVES

Posted on Monday 07 June 2021

A chance conversation led Lisa McAuley from the Dundalk area to welcome a young girl with Down’s Syndrome into her life and embark on a rewarding new adventure.

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A HOME FROM HOME THAT CHANGES LIVES

Human Rights are an Issue Close to Home

Posted on Thursday 10 December 2020

Some of the most shocking human rights abuses are taking place right here and right now, in places of “care” where people with a learning disability should be entitled to safety and support. It has happened time and again in institutions across the UK and Ireland.

That’s why Positive Futures is supporting this year’s theme of Human Rights Day: “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights.”

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Human Rights are an Issue Close to Home

Top Marks – But Some Room for Improvement

Posted on Tuesday 13 October 2020

Our latest annual consultation exercise (ACE) showed a huge level of satisfaction with our work, with a few areas for potential improvement.

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Top Marks – But Some Room for Improvement

People with Learning Disabilities – What changes do we all need to make?

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2020

When Maura Campbell asked us to make an easy read version of an article she wrote for a new book we were happy to help.

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People with Learning Disabilities – What changes do we all need to make?

‘The Spirit of Summer’ Art Competition

Posted on Thursday 28 May 2020

We’ve seen the unleashing of some wonderful creativity in the last few months , so we thought we’d set a challenge, for anyone who wants to get involved, to come up with a piece of art that represents ‘The spirit of Summer 2020’.

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‘The Spirit of Summer’ Art Competition

PROJECT AIMS TO TRANSFORM HOW JUSTICE SYSTEM DEALS WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND LEARNING DISABILITY

Posted on Tuesday 28 January 2020

Our pioneering project to support people with a learning disability who have suffered sexual violence has produced a new guide to help them navigate the criminal justice system.

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PROJECT AIMS TO TRANSFORM HOW JUSTICE SYSTEM DEALS WITH SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND LEARNING DISABILITY

Amazing couple win national award

Posted on Monday 27 January 2020

A couple who open their home to others as part of our Families Matter Shared Lives Service have been recognised in a UK–wide awards scheme.

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Amazing couple win national award

MOIRA MAKES IT A DREAM JOB

Posted on Monday 29 July 2019

Meet Moira – a volunteer with our Positive Achievers Group in Newry who spends her spare time helping people make their dreams come true.

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MOIRA MAKES IT A DREAM JOB

EVERYONE’S A WINNER WITH SHARED LIVES

Posted on Friday 28 June 2019

To mark Shared Lives Week, our Families Matter Shared Lives Service had a Fun Day for everyone involved.

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EVERYONE’S A WINNER WITH SHARED LIVES

VALERIE MAKES A SPLASH WITH OUR BANGOR FAMILIES SERVICE

Posted on Friday 07 June 2019

Meet Valerie Mighten, who has been a volunteer with our Bangor Families Service for six years.
Valerie, who has a keen interest in swimming, came to us after a chance conversation about the subject with a previous family worker. Now, she swims with the children every week and helps out at our holiday schemes.

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VALERIE MAKES A SPLASH WITH OUR BANGOR FAMILIES SERVICE