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Age Friendly Borough

Stephanie Rock, Age Friendly Officer with Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council reflects on her role on developing an Age Friendly Programme for the Borough. Living longer is a huge opportunity if we adapt our neighbourhoods and communities to work for us as we age. “As we grow older, we often spend more time […]

My reflections on Community Planning – CONNECTED December, 2020

Early in 2017 I was asked to become involved with Community Planning on behalf of the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB). The HSCB is a statutory organisation responsible for the commissioning and performance management of services across health and social care in Northern Ireland, and for ensuring that resources are used in the most […]

Business and Covid-19

Adrian Farrell, Chair of Business Partnership Alliance for Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon and member of Community Planning Strategic Partnership reflects on how local businesses have reacted to the Covid-19 crisis so far and priorities for an uncertain future. Business Partnership Alliance – a network for businesses across the borough The last few months have been […]

The Community Response and Covid-19

Geraldine Lawless, Interim Chair of the Community and Voluntary Sector Panel and CVSP rep on Community Planning Strategic Partnership highlights the resilience being shown by communities amidst the many challenges faced and how organisations and groups adapted to ensure needs continued to be met throughout the crisis. Over the last few months there have been […]

Community Engagement and COVID-19

Community planning: a local wellbeing approach Community planning brings the wellbeing outcomes based approach of the current Programme for Government to the local level in Northern Ireland. Like the Programme for Government, the purpose of community planning is to improve the wellbeing of each council area and the quality of life for those who live […]

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