The Department of Health is urging people to keep their allocated vaccination appointments.

The Department of Health is urging people to keep their allocated vaccination appointments. Rescheduled second Covid-19 vaccines have increased significantly, with over 1000 requests received in recent days. Patricia Donnelly, Head of the Northern Ireland Vaccine Programme, said: “I fully understand that we are all anxious to enjoy a more normal life including an opportunity [...]

Youth Services is now in Step 3 of our Pathway to Recovery – May 2021

Dear Colleague, The Education Authority Youth service is pleased to announce the release of the 4th Edition of Youth Restart which will introduce additional easements for the delivery of youth services. In line with recent guidance issued by the Minster for Education this guidance will permit with immediate affect; ° Offsite day trips or day [...]

Membership Brochure

Download The 2021 Brochure   Boys & Girls Clubs was founded in 1940 as an independent, voluntary association of six local youth clubs. Today, we are a regional voluntary youth organisation (RVYO), a registered charity and limited company with a membership of 120 local youth organisations. Our mission is to support the personal development and [...]

Update on resumption of youth services April 8th 2021

Update on resumption of youth services. April 8th 2021 Date published: 08 April 2021 Topics: Children and Young People Issues   Children and Young People Education Minister Peter Weir has confirmed the further reopening of some youth services in response to the recent unrest on our streets. Update on resumption of youth services This will apply [...]

Weir welcomes reopening of Sure Start and youth services

Weir welcomes reopening of Sure Start and youth services Date published: 25 March 2021 Education Minister Peter Weir has welcomed the phased return of Sure Start and youth services. The Executive has given approval for initial steps to be taken in resuming some early years programmes, including Sure Start, and youth services allowing the gradual re-opening [...]

VCSE COVID Recovery Fund reopening for applications January 2021

The Department for Communities are reopening the Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) COVID Recovery Fund for applications on 18 January 2021. The scheme which closed on 11 December 2020, will reopen for applications under Theme 3 of the Fund (Future PPE and Sundry Equipment needs) for a period of two weeks from 18 January […]

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

The Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme has been designed for staff and volunteers working in the community sector who have been involved on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic response. The project is a partnership between Inspire Wellbeing, who will deliver the sessions and NICVA who will provide the administrative support for accessing the pre-recorded [...]

Youth Restart & Recent Executive Announcements-26 November 2020

Youth Restart & Recent Executive Announcements An update from Paul Deighan | Head of Regional Youth Services (Interim) With reference to recent announcements regarding restrictions by the Northern Ireland Executive in relation to Covid-19, I write to confirm that as part of these announcements Educational Settings are exempt. Guidance issued within the Youth Restart and New School Day […]

Youth Assembly

The Youth Assembly is exactly that… an Assembly for Youth – a platform designed to be used by young people to have their voices heard. The core age range of the members will be 13 to 17, but there will be an upper age limit of 21 to ensure diverse representation. The Youth Assembly will provide young people with direct access to the decision-makers at the heart of our democracy.

Just as with the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Youth Assembly will have 90 members. It will hold committee meetings to deal with specific issues, sessions will be presided over by the Speaker, and debates will most likely take place in the Assembly Chamber in Parliament Buildings.

StopCOVID NI Mobile App

Northern Ireland’s Health service has launched this App to help ‘contact tracing’ of people potentially infected by the virus. It is a major aid in the battle to control the spread and stop a return to lockdown.