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    If you are passionate about helping people enhance their digital skills, we have exciting volunteer opportunities available.

  • On 2 October, Advice NI Supporting Active Engagement team joined the celebration of International Day of Older Persons event in the Maldron Hotel hosted by our member Apex.

  • Congratulations to our 106 graduates who successfully completed the Right for Seniors Digital Course! We are so proud of your achievement and wish you all the best in your safe and confident digital journey!

  • Through its Rights4Seniors digital training programme, Advice NI, a leading rights-based charity, has established a successful method for enabling older people, particularly those who are vulnerable, to navigate and use the Internet with confidence.

  • Advice NI is delighted to be awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our people.

  • As part of Get Online Week we helped a group of older people boost their digital skills by showing them how to fill out online forms and demonstrating streaming music online.

  • In 2018, Advice NI saw the conclusion of the Building Resilience in Retirement project.

  • To mark another successful year of the Supporting Active Engagement project, Advice NI celebrated all the participants’ achievements with an event at Belfast Castle recently.

  • In light of public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Ireland’s president of Tribunals and The Appeals Service (TAS) have suspended all in-person oral tribunal hearings until further notice.

  • Advice NI welcomes Mid Ulster Agewell who have recently joined our independent advice network.

  • The General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as GDPR will come into effect on 25th May 2018.  It is the biggest change to personal data privacy in over 25 years.

  • Advice NI highlights importance of advice services as local government is about to undergo significant change. Ahead of changes to local government in Northern Ireland, Advice NI has called upon local Councils to ensure that the work of independent advice services is recognised and protected.Advice NI leads delivery of independent advice services across the current Castlereagh Borough Council area. The service involves face to face service provision by advisors locally deployed to service the Castlereagh outreach venues. Appeal tribunal representation services and dedicated money advice services are in place, a dedicated Freephone line has been established and an email advice facility is also in place.In April 2015, as part of the reform of local government in Northern Ireland the number of councils will be reduced from 26 to 11. There will be significant changes with the majority of households in Castlereagh merging with Lisburn City Council with 38% of the population of Castlereagh and 21% of Lisburn moving to the new Belfast City Council. The new Castlereagh and Lisburn Council area will have approximately 137,000 residents and approximately 56,000 households.Speaking about the service, Bob Stronge Advice NI Chief Executive said: “Independent advice services are much-needed and highly valued by people across Northern Ireland. Advice NI and member organisations have a proven track record in providing excellent advice services across the community and we acknowledge the support and commitment shown by Councils to advice services. We look forward to working with the new Councils post RPA to similarly ensure that independent advice remains a key community service moving forward.”