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Business in the Community

We’re working in partnership with Go ON NI, NI Direct and volunteers from our member organisations, to offer free advice to those struggling with their technology during this difficult time.

Through the Digital Assist Text Help service, anyone can text DIGITALHELP (all one word) to 67300*, with a brief description of what support or advice is required, and a volunteer will phone back within 48 hours with free and helpful advice. All text messages are charged at your network operator’s standard rate.


Our volunteers can help with the following:
Email | Attachments | Skype/Facetime/Facebook (connecting by video) | Social Media | Staying safe online | PayPal | Shopping online | Saving and sharing photos | Computer settings

 

Action for Children NI - Sperrin and Lakeland Floating Support Service 

Our team at Action for Children, Floating Support Service are continuing to deliver a service to all young people during this unprecedented time.
We understand that everyone has different circumstances and may require additional support during this time. We work with young people aged 16-25 years old in Fermanagh area and young people 16-18 years old in Omagh area, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
We wanted to let you know that the service is still open for new referrals and all staff are continuing to provide an effective service to ensure all our young people have a safe place to call home.

All staff are working remotely and continue to deliver an effective service. All new enquiries & requests can be made via email or phone.
Email: sperrinfloatingsupport@actionforchildren.org.uk
Phone: 028 822 59495

 

The Dribbly Yak

We are Husband and Wife team, Anthony and Jenny. In the normal world we're Wood Engravers, but have started making Full Face Shields and donating them as PPE to everyone we can find who's at risk; Care Homes, Keyworkers, Postmen, Emergency Opticians, Takeaway Drivers, Social Workers, District Nurses, Wholesale Florists (supplying Funeral Homes), Cleaning Companies and other essential workers.

Because we're just a small business, we're making and selling wooden pin badges, and using the funds to buy the materials to make the Face Shields. We've got 2 different styles; mini rainbows, and NHS Superhero symbols. We've been doing so well, and been able to donate hundreds of them so far; the support from the People of Northern Ireland has been immense!

We want to get these to as many Workers as we can, and are reaching out to anywhere that has a platform that can help us. We're too small a business to fund the production just by ourselves. But by selling the pins instead of asking for straight up donations, we're trying to engage donors, and unite people with a little symbol of hope that they can share.

https://www.thedribblyyak.com/product-page/fight-against-co-vid19-pins
https://www.facebook.com/thedribblyyak

 

Free Online Meditation run by the Maha Ji Meditation Foundation

In these days of isolation, we can stay united in our hearts and spirits by taking part in this free Global Light Meditation. By doing this we stand behind our emergency service, our doctors, our nurses and loved ones, and meditating for love and light in the world.

 We practise this pure meditation with Maha Ji and collectively raise our vibration and immunity, bringing love, healing and protection into our homes and families restoring peace and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. This is the meditation we are doing with a large number of people from different countries joining together from their own homes at the same time on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 21 minutes of Global Light Meditation in silence.

Join us in our Facebook page:

https://facebook.com/events/s/global-light-meditation/572786253345977/?ti=cl

 Join us in our WhatsApp group:  

https://chat.whatsapp.com/FKbWAudziQ85hbAKWcEqfz

 

Macmillan Move More NI

This is a regional physical activity programme for anyone who has been affected by cancer. There are 11 Move More coordinators, 1 in each local council area. Anyone affected by cancer can receive a tailored physical activity programme along with additional support, at a level that is right for them. Physical activity is safe before, during and after most types of cancer treatment.

During the current COVID-19 crisis and subsequent unprecedented restrictions, the Move More NI scheme is still providing support and physical activity programmes as well as accepting new referrals.

If you have been affected by cancer and would like more information please contact Move More Coordinator Claire Murphy 07788 421987 / movemore@gll.org

 

Aware NI

They provide many support services to help you with your mental health and wellbeing during this unusual period. Click the graphic below to find out more:

 

Women’s Aid

These local groups deliver a range of specialised support services throughout Northern Ireland to women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

 

Little AJ Craft Boutique

They make scrubs for local NHS hospitals.. Having previously delivered to the Royal Children’s ICU, Craigavon and local surgeries, funding for materials has run low. If you'd like to help or find out more info, click the logo below:

 

Accord

Accord's new helpline identifies problems and offers advice to couples during pandemic restrictions. Accord counsellors can aid in identifying causes of conflict, effects on children & vulnerable relationships. Advice on bereavement, serious illness & financial difficulty is available. If you or somebody you know could benefit from this service, click the graphic below to find out more and get in contact with Accord:

 

SportNI 

Along with Public Health Association and Inspire Wellbeing charity have joined forces to create this invaluable free wellbeing resource tool for sports clubs and associations across Northern Ireland. It aims to provide the right help, right now with instant online access to a range of resources tailored to your individual wellbeing plan recommending proactive next steps and appropriate support and intervention designed specifically to wellbeing and sport.

For more information, click on the logo below:

For your chance to display a message on the Community Notice Board, please fill in the below form:

Note: Community Notice Board Messages are subject to approval by Q Radio. 

INFORMATION SOURCES

 

ACTIVITY IDEAS 

Visit our activity page for ideas to keep the kids occupied at home.

ISOLATION ASSISTANCE FORM

Print off this form and distribute it to anybody who you think could use your help during isolation. You can do this via a neighbour's post box, email or text. (source: Thomas Hughes via Facebook)

 

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