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  • Parents Encouraged to Apply for School Uniform Grants

    Parents Encouraged to Apply for School Uniform Grants

    Wednesday 23rd July 2014

     Education Minister, John O'Dowd, has encouraged parents of eligible children to apply for school uniform grants.The Clothing Allowance Scheme covers pupils in primary, post-primary and special schools. The eligibility criteria are similar to those used for free school meals. The Minister said: ...

  • Community Resuscitation Strategy Launched

    Community Resuscitation Strategy Launched

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014

    The Minister will today launch the Community Resuscitation Strategy for Northern Ireland, which aims to significantly increase the number of people with CPR skills and in turn, increase Northern Ireland’s survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, which sits at only 10%. Among the many...

  • 37th AGM Chairperson's Report

    Thursday 26th June 2014

    Diana Fitzsimons, Chairperson, Fold Housing Association, gave her report at our 37th AGN which was held on 24 June.  The report highlights key achievements in 2013/14 as set against Fold’s business objectives, targets and themes of our Annual Business Plan.  You can access the Chairperson’s...

  • Commissioner calls for law to protect older people from abuse

    Thursday 26th June 2014

     The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Claire Keatinge, is calling for the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Minister of Justice to bring forward legislation that would better protect older people in Northern Ireland from abuse. The call follows a re...

  • New figures reveal one in ten aged 70 or over

    Thursday 26th June 2014

     Annual population growth at lowest level in a decade The Northern Ireland 2013 mid-year population is estimated to be 1.830 million people, the Statistics and Research Agency said today.Between July 2012 and June 2013 the number of people living in Northern Ireland increased by 6,100 people (+0...

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