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    Tar Isteach is recruiting for a part-time Welfare Rights Universal Credit Advisor.

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    The Advice NI Policy & Information team is delighted to publish the March 2024 edition of our policy eNewsletter ‘THINK’.

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    On Friday the 6th March 2024 Advice NI Debt team held a debt support outreach clinic in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

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    Helplines NI, a network of telephone and online support services funded by the Public Health Agency has awarded the Rural Support Helpline its Brendan Bonner Award for Innovation, at its eighth annual Helplines Awareness Day on March 20th. This event aimed to spotlight the crucial services provided by helplines across Northern Ireland, underscored by the nearly 600,000 calls made to Helplines NI’s 40 members in 2023.

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    A number of brilliant new volunteers successfully competed their OCNNI L2 Digital Champion training. These volunteer Digital Champions will be supporting people living in rural areas to go online safely and use the Internet for everyday tasks that many take for granted. This project is funded by LINK which operates a cash machine network in the UK and is committed to maintaining and improving access to cash in the UK. As part of LINK's access to cash activities LINK wishes to support and encourage digital inclusion in the UK, including through initiatives with selected groups and individuals.

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    Advice NI’s hard working and committed Digi Volunteers have been active within the community delivering digital skills training courses to older people.

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    Community Advice Ards and North Down (CAAND) has reported that over 10,500 people received advice and assistance from their staff and volunteer advisers in the year from April 2022 to March 2023.

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    We are delighted to celebrate 20 years of developing and delivering Wiseradviser NI Training in Northern Ireland. When we first started delivering Wiseradviser Training back in 2004, (in partnership with the Money Advice Trust), we only offered one course which was Introduction to Providing Debt Advice. By the end of 2004, we had delivered four runs of this course and trained forty-five participants. Fast forward two decades and we are the leading provider of money and debt advice training across Northern Ireland and currently offer over sixty-five training courses via face to face, virtual and online formats. In this year to date the number of participants attending training is 428 (196 f2f/virtual and 232 online).

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    MindWise Annual General Meeting was held on November 23rd at Lansdowne Hotel, Belfast. A heartwarming gathering, with over 90 attendees enjoying festive songs and engaging activities. The atmosphere was cheerful as people explored information stalls on volunteering, youth programs, and financial advice. Colin McMinn, Chair of MindWise Board of Trustees, set a positive tone, sharing the organisation's impactful work.

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    The Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) project is a pilot project that is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, and seeks to find ways to address fuel poverty and begin the transition away from fossil fuel use. We are now seeking 2 Sustainable Energy Communities Project Co-ordinators to join us on a full-time basis, for a two-year fixed-term contract.