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Healthy Kidz - Young Darragh’s class win in virtual sports day initiative
22 June 2020

Over 21,000 children from 871 primary schools across Northern Ireland registered for Healthy Kidz’ Virtual Sports Day, supported by the Henderson Group.

Culminating on 13 June, the popular initiative saw children log over one million activities helping them keep fit during lockdown.

22 June 2020

As you may have heard, we have some great news to share with you all…
Centred Soul has been awarded funding, from The Halifax Foundation NI, to pilot a Covid19 driven project called - MOTHER PACKAGES.
If you are an expectant Mother, if you have birthed during Covid19, know a friend or relative who has, or if you are a professional working with expectant or new Mothers during the pandemic, this is for YOU!

Childcare advice and information from Employers For Childcare
22 June 2020

As the lockdown begins to ease and more people are returning to work, there is increasing emphasis on the importance of childcare, which was described this week by the First Minister as being ‘top of the agenda’ for the Executive.  Many social enterprises will be looking at how they can support their staff at this time as they consider re-opening, getting business back up and running or bringing staff off furlough. Recent important developments mean that more working parents will now be able to access childcare, and more settings are starting to re-open.

18 June 2020

SERC have been awarded the contract for a SKILLS INTERVENTION PROGRAMME which is Fully Funded by the DfE.

They have very kindly sent us details of the programme which has been designed for those people who are at risk of redundancy, furloughed or lost their jobs as a result of Covid 19.

Janet Schofield from Compass Advocacy Network appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.
16 June 2020

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

Janet Schofield from Compass Advocacy Network was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Lord Blunkett. Host Scott Challinor asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.