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Jackie McBrinn, Belfast Health Development Unit;  Cllr Stephen Corr, Chair, Health and Environmental Services Committee, Belfast City Council; Erica Ison;  Seamus Mullan, Public Health Agency; Penny Gruffydd and Joan Devlin, Belfast Healthy Cities
City Agencies Tackling Health Inequalities Together
26th February 2015
Inequalities are interpreted and understood in different ways by sectors and agencies in Belfast. A wide range of work is currently being undertaken across the city to tackle poverty, life and health inequalities. On Thursday 26 February a workshop, jointly hosted by Belfast Healthy Cities and Belfast Strategic Partnership, focused on the tasks of agreeing a definition of inequalities...
A Giant experience
24th February 2015
I was never a natural sportsman. I struggled at school with football - my lack of skill combined with total lack of interest in the self-styled beautiful game meant I genuinely never understood why people got so fascinated by a low scoring game played by clubs in England. While my father did successfully engender a solid love of hurling (handed to him from our great uncle), my enthusia...
Sawers says Belfast loves food
14th February 2015
Leading independent delicatessen showcases 2015 products Belfast loves food - that was the message this morning as the region’s longest established and most popular independent fine food delicatessen unveiled a range of new products for 2015 as part of a special tasting tour during Valentine’s week. Sawers has been the go-to establishment for Northern Ireland’s ...
Little book of hearts launched by Derry Mayor
12th February 2015
Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson, today helped Northern Ireland’s leading children’s heart charity launch two new family support initiatives; Counselling Services and a new ‘Family Heart Book’ at the Guildhall in Derry. The book, which is the first of its kind, is published by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust and aims to help children who are born with ...
9th February 2015
David Strahan, who leads one of Northern Ireland's largest companies, Translink,is to leave business life for personal reasons. David is to end his career later this year in order to devote his life to preaching the gospel. David said: "It has been an immense privilege for meto lead some great organisations including Phoenix Supply Ltd, Dee Valley Group plc and latterly Tran...
Pictured at Clifton House during the visit of Fianna Fáil leader are (L-R) Cameron Watt, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations; Jennie Donald, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations; Michael McDonnell, Chief Executive, Helm Housing Association; Michéal Martin TD, Fianna Fáil Leader and Brendan Smith TD, Foreign Affairs spokesperson.
Helm & NIFHA brief Fianna Fáil leader on Northern Ireland social housing
6th February 2015
Northern Ireland’s social housing model shows that effective policy design and implementation can deliver sustainable communities, quality homes and safe neighbourhoods - that was the message today as Michéal Martin TD, Fianna Fáil leader, paid a visit to Clifton House. He met with representatives of the social housing sector including Michael McDonnell, Helm Housin...
Social Development Minister visits Shankill Road’s Hemsworth Court
29th January 2015
Department for Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA yesterday visited Hemsworth Court on Belfast’s Shankill Road where he met staff from Helm Housing Association and the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT). Hemsworth Court is a unique supported living scheme for people with dementia in Belfast which was developed through a partnership between Helm Housing and ...
Dr Nick Cavill, WHO HEAT Expert Trainer with participants in the HEAT workshop at Dunsilly, Antrim including Belfast Healthy Cities Board Member, Dr Karen Casson (far left)
The ££ value of walking and cycling
29th January 2015
We often hear of the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and now the World Health Organization (WHO) has devised an assessment tool which puts a monetary value on cycling and walking. This Thursday Belfast Healthy Cities hosts a workshop introducing the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) to Northern Ireland. The HEAT tool addresses the difficulty in qua...
Renewable Enery sector opportunities for SMEs in SEED Area - Armagh, Ards, Down, Craigavon, Banbridge, Newry & Mourne
Energy Connections NI to host Sales & Marketing Masterclass in Newry
29th January 2015
A Sales and Marketing Masterclass is to be held on Tuesday 3rd February at 9.30am to 1pm in WIN Business Park, Newry. This workshop will be a practical experience to not only help SME's identify opportunities but to win work. Some of the topics which will be covered include: - how to identify and know your customer - how to make a pitch for the business - how to ...
New All Party Group on Housing to champion strong and progressive housing sector
19th January 2015
The first meeting of the new All Party Group on Housing, which received official NI Assembly approval before Christmas, it set to take place next Monday and will hear from government, the social housing sector as well as private sector representatives. The group is chaired by Colum Eastwood MLA. It is the first group to focus exclusively on the issue and aims to review current ho...
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