Each year the 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day across the world. The date marks the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Civil society groups across the world use this date as an opportunity to celebrate and mark the importance of human rights globally.
Link to the full range of activities offered in NI
Every year a diverse range of organisations across Northern Ireland have traditionally held events in the week surrounding this date to mark the occasion and highlight different aspects of human rights as they apply locally and internationally. In 2012 a number of these organisations came together to pool those individual events into a programme of activities promoted together for the first time as the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival.The festival is currently administered by the Human Rights Consortium in collaboration with a Steering Committee of organisations from civic society. The distinct events that make up the festival however, are developed and run by organisations and individuals with an interest in the protection and promotion of human rights. The diversity of events and the range of issues covered as part of the festival are reflective of the universal nature of human rights. It is hoped that the festival will expand over time and become a fixed part of the programme of NI festivals while continuing to expand local awareness of the importance of celebrating and protecting human rights.
New ideas for events and organisations who wish to become involved are very welcome.
Thinking about age:
A workshop by Linking Generations Northern Ireland and Age-Friendly Belfast
The number and proportion of older people in populations across the globe is increasing. Bodies such as the World Health Organisation, United Nations, the European Union and national governments recognise that this trend brings largely unknown and unquantifiable challenges for society. This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to think about these challenges and how we may collectively address them.
Belfast City Council will outline the progression that Belfast is making towards becoming ‘Age-friendly’ and Linking Generations Northern Ireland will provide opportunities for you to think about how intergenerational approaches contribute and may be usefully incorporated into your Social Work practice.
Where: School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, QUB
Room: 01/037 Wednesday 20th November Time: 2.00-4.00pm
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 91813022
Debbie Greaves is an experienced social Worker who combines stand-up comedy to tackle issues such as anti-oppressive practice, jargon, religion, parenting and office politics in a way that will make you laugh but absolutely wont compromise your NISSCC Registration!
Friday 15th November – Pat’s Par Enniskillen
Friday 22nd November The Delacroix Derry
Thursday 5th December The Errigle Belfast
All events are 8pm start, £8 per ticket.
Phone/Text Bookings 07772844087
PARKINSON’S; A GUIDE FOR SOCIAL CARE ASSESSMENT
This seminar is designed to give social workers, social care or housing staff responsible for assessing an individual’s care needs and providing support services, an improved understanding of Parkinson’s.
The seminar consists of direct teaching, DVDs and interactive workshops involving case studies, plus a range of support literature and certificates of attendance for each participant.
WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2014
2p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Aims of the Seminar:
- To increase your knowledge and understanding of Parkinson’s
- To better understand the needs of people living with and caring for people with Parkinson’s
- To identify challenges associated with the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the side effects of the medication and to dispel myths surrounding Parkinson’s.
- To consider the resources available, including the role of Parkinson’s UK, to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s and their carers
On completion of the seminar, staff will be able to:
- Understand the key challenges of living with Parkinson’s, such as the challenges of mobility, communication and swallowing
- Identify the importance of drug management
- Recognise the role of Parkinson’s UK
- Evaluate their own practice and care of people with Parkinson’s
2:00pm Welcome, introductions, and group needs
- Parkinson’s – an overview
- Coffee break
- Management of Parkinson’s
- Cognitive and behavioural changes
- Housing and care
- Case study/service user involvement
4:00 pm Finish
The course will be delivered by Nuala Campbell, Parkinson’s UK Education and Training Officer – Northern Ireland
Ask me about adoption
A social work Practice Development Day seminar exploring adoption in Northern Ireland
Hosted by Priscilla McLoughlin, Director of BAAF NI
Wednesday 6th November
10am – 1pm
20 College Green, Room 0G/005
RSVP: Mandi MacDonald email@example.com
OPERATION GROUNDSWELL: BACKPACKING WITH A PURPOSE
Operation Groundswell is looking for students who want to get out of the classroom and into the world for some hands-on learning and meaningful volunteer experience. Join us this winter in Guatemala where we will:
- Go off the grid on a journey up into the remote village of Rio Negro, site of an infamous massacre in the early 1980s
- Experience Mayan culture first-hand by living and working collaboratively on a community-requested project with indigenous families
- Visit the notorious Pavon Prison to learn about the ongoing fight for justice that continues decades after Guatemala’s civil war
- Raft on the shores of the Lanquin and Cahabon Rivers and swim in the natural turquoise and pristine waters of Semuc Champey
If you’re into cultural exchange, fulfilling community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply for our Guatemala Winter Break program before December 9th!
Can’t travel this winter or want to travel elsewhere? We also have a number of programs in the spring and summer all around the world!
Check out our map of where we go.
Workshop on fostering, adoption and Lifestory work
Datet: 27th of November in the Family Care Society
Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GS
Please RSVP/contact: Ciaran Traynor
Tel: 028 90 840555
10-13 OCT FESTIVAL ACROSS NI
The first time that Northern Ireland has ever put on an arts and film festival based around the theme of mental health. It’s happening soon!
See the Program -http://www.nimhaff.org/
SOCIAL WORK ACTION NETWORK
IRELAND, 1ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Friday, 01 November 2013
Friday 01 November 2013
10.30am – 5.00pm
Focus Ireland Training Centre,
George’s Hill Apartments,
At the corner of Halston Street
and Little Britain Street,
(10 min walk from O’Connell
Register for the
For more details about the day -
travel, directions to venue,
ticket price, speaker bio’s,
outline of the day – go to
click on the “Ireland” tab under
If you have any queries please
@gmail.com or ring 086-8454011
FREE One-Day Training Sessions – BELFAST area
Linking Generations Northern Ireland has been successful in obtaining continuation funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies. As part of this funding, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the next Introductory and/or Theme one-day training session near Belfast. These sessions are FREE; please contact our office via email or phone to register as places go fast! Feel free to forward this email on to anyone that you think might benefit, especially those in the BELFAST area.
Type 1 Introductory Training on Intergenerational Practice – Antrim Castle Gardens (Clotworthy House) Randalstown Rd. Antrim
21st November from 9.30 – 15.30. This training is suitable for anyone interested in learning about the general process of setting up an intergenerational project from recruitment stage through to evaluation.
Type 2 ‘Theme’ Training on Intergenerational Practice with Funding Opportunity – Antrim Castle Gardens (Clotworthy House) Randalstown Rd. Antrim 5th December from 9.30 – 15.30. A second type of training (which we call themes training) is for those interested in applying for a small grant; you do not need to attend Type 1 training to take part in Type 2. This session focuses on how you can link your intergenerational activity to wider social justice themes. Our emphasis is currently on tackling issues of Generational Equity, supporting the Age-Friendly concept, contributing to Safer, Shared & Confident Communities and Building the Peace. Participants are encouraged to discuss these topics and explore their relevance to Intergenerational Practice while discussing ideas for planning and implementing an intergenerational project.
Small grant application packs will only be available at these ‘themes’ sessions and attendance is required to apply. N.B LGNI small grants are only available in Northern Ireland. Please contact our office on (028) 9131 3022 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for one or both of the above sessions.