Programmes

SKILLS FOR SOLUTIONS

The Skills for Solutions was a time bound project and closed on 31st March 2013.

The isolated nature of rural communities means that the needs of older people are often invisible to policy makers and many of our rural ageing population describe their experiences of working with policy makers as not being listened to or ‘heard’.  Skills for Solutions is a community empowerment programme aimed at developing opportunities for Northern Ireland’s rural ageing population.

This programme will work in four pilot areas and recognises that the ageing population is central to developing practical solutions around the concerns of our rural older people. As well as having a wealth of experience, a wide range of skills and an integral knowledge of their locality, older people will often have more time than many of their peers to become involved in activities.

Small Stones... Big Ripple

The Ards Peninsula Connecting Seniors Group recently developed a booklet to increase awareness that there is a dedicated group focusing on older peoples issues in the area. The group recognises that they must make themselves more widely known among ...

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Over 60s raise your voices!

Rural Community Network is looking for volunteers who are over 60 years old to come forward and join a group as part of a programme aimed at the rural population living in some of the isolated wards in the ...

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Florencecourt attendees - pictures and video clips

Click for the Facebook link to see Tim Doak's photographs taken at Florencecourt. Facebook link   Video clips Click on the links below to see more video clips from Florencecourt sessions. For Mary Gallagher, Blacklion - click here Another clip from Mary Gallagher - click ...

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Update

The Skills for Solutions Programme continues to work in the Ards Peninsula and South West Fermanagh.  Staff are currently examining statistics and speaking to key informants to agree the final two action research areas and hope to get local ...

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