New Year Resolution 2019 - Positive Action in Employing People with Disabilities

A new five step recruitment guide has been launched by Disability Action and the Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment. The resource ‘Employing People with Disabilities: A Positive Action Guide for Employers’ has been designed to help employers to match the right people with the right jobs, achieving positive outcomes for everyone. Read more

Stephen Millar: Workable NI

This is is Stephen Millar who works for Ian McBride construction as a labourer in the North Antrim area. Stephen is a very hard worker, never misses a day and is very enthusiastic about his work and is someone who loves getting his hands dirty! Read more

Stormont event celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities 2018

People living with disabilities, their families and carers working in partnership with local voluntary and health and social care organisations make a valuable contribution in ensuring inclusiveness and equality in society. Read more

Millennium Forum opens new Changing Place Facility

The Millennium Forum recently launched its new Changing Place Facility which will provide much needed public toilet/changing facilities for disabled individuals who need assistance from one or more carers. The state-of-the-art facility was officially opened on Monday by the Mayor, Councillor John Boyle, who declared it open for public use. Read more

Ministers ‘failing to uphold a UN disability convention they do not understand’

Government ministers are failing to uphold the rights of disabled people, ignoring the need to engage with disabled people’s organisations, and do not understand the UN’s disability convention, according to a new report. Read more

Call for patients, service users and carers to take part in Health and Social Care's encompass programme

The encompass Programme vision is for an electronic health and care record for every citizen in Northern Ireland that better informs and supports their health and wellbeing throughout their life, is built on a digital platform that streamlines services and patient journeys and links information across primary, secondary, community and social care. Read more

Chief Nursing Officer says Partnership is Key to Transforming Health and Social Care System

Partnership working is the key to transforming health and social care system in Northern Ireland, said NI's Chief Nursing Officer Professor Charlotte McArdle. Read more

Publication of New Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Action Plan

The Department of Health and Department of Justice have jointly published a 2018/2019 action plan under the Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Strategy. Read more