Resource Pack for Children and Young People

This resource pack has some really good resources and links to online resources for parents and Community Workers alike.. 

As always I hope you are all keeping safe and well. 

How to use Zoom in different languages

Currently, most of us are using Zoom for online teaching and learning and for meetings – work or leisure related!

The City of Glasgow College very helpfully put together this instruction booklet in different languages on how to use Zoom, and kindly gave permission to share it. We hope you find it useful!

More home schooling resources!

Some advice on learning at home from RISE NI: https://view.pagetiger.com/RISENI/covid19/pagetigeradviceleafletsparentscovid19.pdf

Useful resources on education and healthy eating

Some useful information for the Education Authority on Eating well and also useful Education Resources in 11 different languages:

Eat Well, Live Well


Education Resources in 11 different Languages


A message for our ESOL learners

Our ESOL classes had to stop quite suddenly because of the COVID-19 emergency, but our volunteer tutors and our staff have been working behind the scenes to bring them back in different formats. Our Conversation classes are now online on Wednesdays at 6:30 (email ESOL@burc.org for information on how to join them) and we’ll be offering different online classes to our lower-intermediate and absolute beginners learners.

We do miss you, our learners, and we all hope you are all well and keeping safe! We’re thinking of you and want to show it! Our tutors just made this lovely video for you to send you just a simple message: we’re here, you’re all on our mind and we’ll be back very soon!

Keep checking this website, our Facebook page and Twitter account @BURCProgrammes for updates!

In the meantime, this is for you, from all of us:


COVID-19 explained to children and young people

Check out this really this brilliant resource on how to explain to children and young people how to behave in this really challenging period: Dave the Dog

Resources for homeschooling


With everyone on lockdown, home schooling children and young people can be difficult. Here are some useful links to help with extra resources which are FREE to download and use as often as you wish. I will refresh this every week, if you have any ideas please send them to me and I will put them up on the website and Facebook. You can contact me on my  email aiveen.kavanagh@burc.org

  • TWINKL  www.twinkl.co.uk – Fantastic resource for all age groups
  • Classroom Secrets  https://classroomsecrets.co.uk  – Providing fun, interactive and practical home learning resources.
  • ebooks: Set up a free parent account oxfordowl.co.uk

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

UPDATE – BURC’s Welfare Advice service

We may be in uncertain times but we are still here providing advice and up to date information, if you are claiming benefits or considering claiming benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can either email Joanne.Farrell@burc.org and provide a brief explanation of your enquiry or you may telephone 028 9096 1111.

Recent announcements from the Department for Communities (DFC):

  • All appointments at your local benefit offices have been suspended, you should contact your work coach through your online journal or by telephoning the office
  • Access to work participants will continue to receive their payments as usual
  • If you are due to sign-on (JSA), you are excused from signing for time being
  • Universal Credit may need to speak with you, this will be done through your online journal or by telephone if necessary
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) may need to speak with you to complete your claim, this will be done by telephone
  • Welfare Supplementary Payments (WSP’s) paid to a claimant while appealing a PIP award, WSP’s will now be extended

If you have any questions, issues with payments, difficulties claiming benefits, unsure of what to claim, send an email to our Welfare Advice Service and you will get one to one advice from our adviser. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the centre is closed but we have adapted other ways of advising our clients and keeping everyone safe

Check out our website, Facebook and Twitter for regular updates as information is changing often.

Routes to Resilience Courses Booklet

Routes to Resilience (R2R) is a 5 year programme funded by the Big Lottery. Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre is working in partnership with PlayBoard NI to deliver this project.  You can now dowload our Routes to Resilliance Booklet here.

Download Booklet

Download the Routes to Resilience Courses Booklet here.

BURC Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering for BURC?
Volunteers are an integral part of our organisation. They bring experience, skills and diversity which complement the work of our paid staff in delivering essential services to the community. Please fill in our Volunteer Opportunities form.