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Free School Meals & Uniform Grants Information – Education Authority

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FSM and Uniform Grant Information

#menshealthweek2021

Today marks the beginning of #menshealthweek2021. Please find attached a calendar of events for Men’s Health Week 2021 facilitated  by a range of organisations across the South eastern trust area. Many of the events are open to everyone.  The Men’s Health Forum is promoting the 5 steps to wellbeing each weekday this week. Click here for more information

Men’s Health Calendar 2021

National Volunteer Week

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the contribution from all our volunteers. You all do a fantastic job and without you, we could not do what we do. Thank you to each person for your dedication and commitment.

PhD Collaborative Scholarship

Overview

PhD Supervisor: Dr Aisling O’Boyle

Background

Queen’s has an excellent track-record of collaborating with private industry, public sector organisations, and the third sector to successfully deliver impactful, user-informed research. To support the development of these collaborations, the University will commit a number of studentships (funded via Department for the Economy and EPSRC) commencing in October 2021 for projects across the Institution that will significantly involve working with a non-academic partner.

For more information please click on this link:

School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work | Migration and Community-based Language Education | Study | Queen’s University Belfast (qub.ac.uk)

Routes to Resilience Celebration End Event

1 Day to go to the live event

Have you contacted Aiveen.Kavanagh@burc.org or Aisling.Cartmill@burc.org to let them know you want to attend?  If not, send an email and you will get the login details.

1 day to go to the R2R live event

Join us for the celebration of a great 5 years

Routes to Resilience Celebration End Event

2 days to go, have you registered with Aiveen.Kavanagh@burc.org or Aisling.Cartmill@burc.org. If not, email to register your interest and you will receive the login details for the live event.

2 days to the live event

Join us for the celebration of a great 5 years

Routes to Resilience Celebration End Event Countdown

Don’t forget if you plan to join us in our celebrations, drop an email to either Aiveen.Kavanagh@burc.org or Aisling.Cartmill@burc.org to confirm your attendance and receive login details

Countdown begins for the live event

Join us for the celebration of a great 5 years

ROUTES TO RESILIENCE END OF PROGRAMME CELEBRATION EVENT

The  Routes to Resilience programme is coming to an end in it’s present form. It’s hard to believe the five years are up !

To celebrate the programme and mark the end of the five year funding, we are having an online event which will showcase the programme and the families involved.

You are invited to come along,  so please if you can,  hold the date of Thursday the 13th May at 10.30am to attend and a  link will be sent to you.  There will an opportunity to win some prizes  and you never know you may see yourself in the showcase!

The event is expected to last 30 – 40 minutes, if you plan to attend, email Aiveen.Kavanagh@burc.org or Aisling.Cartmill@burc.org so you can receive the login details for the event.

Join us to celebrate a great 5 years

Belfast Unemployment Resource Centre Provides Additional Support for Learners Whilst Streamlining Volunteer Training Processes Through a Partnership with Thrive.App

Belfast Unemployment Resource Centre Provides Additional Support for Learners Whilst Streamlining Volunteer Training Processes Through a Partnership with Thrive.App

29th April 2021 – Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) has today announced its partnership with Thrive.App, to help improve the access to learning resources for English language students as well as sign up and training process for its volunteers.
The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre was established in 1984 to provide support, education training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups living with social and economic disadvantage. During national lockdown, the centre needed to find a new way of providing training materials for volunteers, in order to continue its vital work supporting Belfast’s unemployed citizens.
The partnership with Thrive.App enables BURC to successfully provide learning resources and support of English language to non-native speakers, with virtual support and training.
The app enables students to access material provided during classes to enable them to practice and consider material at their own speed. An added bonus to the app is that volunteer tutors can easily sign up to various training sessions, all stored in one easy to access location within the app. Other resources needed, such as zoom room codes and logins are all hosted within the app also, simplifying processes and saving valuable time.
Centre Co-ordinator at Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, Aisling Cartmill says;
“We needed an easily accessible, cost-effective way to provide all the necessary materials for our learners, between classes, to make the learning experience more effective. English language is one of the most important skills needed for the successful integration of new communities. No matter what, we always strive to offer learning and development opportunities, through enjoyable and sociable learning engagements, which result in definite actions and outcomes benefiting the individuals and communities represented. Our volunteers are key in enabling us to carry our mission, and choosing the right partnerships has been a cornerstone of our success. “
In the long-term, the app will become a one stop shop for information. Students will be able to access learning resources and additional support and volunteer tutors will be able to access everything they need such as course programmes, repository for admin purposes, a general information hub and training materials.

Aisling Cartmill adds;
“The app has meant we can successfully continue with our great work in the community, but also means we are set up for the future, with a central hub of resources and materials that are accessible to our students and volunteers at any time, from any place.”

James Scott, CEO, Co-Founder of Thrive says;
“We are delighted to be supporting BURC in their important work, especially during a time when unemployment has risen so rapidly. The work that the centre does is vital to helping with the economic recovery from this pandemic, and we are proud that our work with them is making a difference to both volunteers and the communities that they are helping.
We aim to help as many organisations as we can in shifting from traditional methods of employee communications, training and engagement, making all materials and resources accessible to all. Strong partnerships are vital for us to successfully implement mobile apps that employees love. Our work with BURC has only just started, and we are excited to be on this journey with them”

About Thrive
Thrive provides the technology and support to assist organisations in igniting their internal communications through the successful launch of employee apps. With the Thrive app, every employee can easily access real-time information they need to support their role, organisational updates across all areas of the business and feel supported and recognised as they carry out their duties.
The Thrive App brings everyone together, including desk-less workforces with limited or no access to corporate emails or intranets. Its client-base includes councils, healthcare companies, manufacturing businesses, food firms, retailers and other organisations across the UK, Ireland and internationally.
This software as a service solution enables HR, Marketing, Internal Comms, Corporate Comms, IT, Operations and other professionals to create and promote important, relevant, timely and customised information. Reaching everyone, everywhere, every time with an engaging, secure mobile app that is ridiculously easy to use. https://www.thrive.app/

About Belfast Unemployment Resource Centre
The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) was established in 1984 to provide support, education training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups living with social and economic disadvantage.
The BURC aims to be innovative in what they do, and drive this innovation through project provision, addressing issues such as unemployment, employability, good relations, human rights, basic skills, peace and reconciliation, equality, social justice, the environment and others. They strive to offer learning and development opportunities, through enjoyable and sociable learning engagements, which result in definite actions and outcomes benefiting the individuals and communities represented. Partnership has been a cornerstone of success. https://www.burc.org

Welfare Advice Service

The Welfare Advice Service is now closed for Easter, we will reopen on Monday 12 April 2021.

If you need urgent advice, ring AdviceNI Freephone Helpline 0800 915 4604

Happy Easter to you all

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