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The Western Trust have announced a series of 'Speak Easy’ engagement sessions to engage with service users, carers and staff involved in learning disabilities. Ms Anne McMurray will be facilitating the sessions which aim to agree a shared plan to improve community services and wellbeing for adults with learning disability…
A charity that supports domestic violence victims has said it is devastated over the deaths of a young mother and two toddlers in a fire at a housing complex it runs. The 27-year-old woman and two girls aged two and three died after a blaze broke out in an apartment…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced the launch of their Social Work Ambassador Scheme on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help to inspire a new generation to join the workforce.…
Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland has announced a formal investigation. Speaking about the investigation, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern…
The Western Trust has announced a number of events planned to celebrate Care Day 2017 which aims to highlight their support for looked-after-children in their communities. Organised regionally by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC), the events will include two health days at Omagh Leisure Centre, Omagh and Foyle…
A former resident of a notorious Belfast boys' home is set to mount a legal challenge against the findings of an inquiry that rejected claims that senior establishment figures used it to abuse children. Richard Kerr (pictured), who alleges he was abused by "very powerful people" with links to the…
One of the UK's large care home providers has still not met official standards at a residence in Northern Ireland. Dunmurry Manor in Belfast is owned by Essex-based Runwood Homes. Health regulators first raised concerns in October but said full compliance with regulations had not yet been achieved in delivering…
Belfast Trust is supporting free workshops for Voluntary & Community Groups to increase awareness about the nature and dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and abuse during February and March. These workshops aims to provide staff and volunteers with a basic awareness of domestic and sexual violence and supportive action…
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