News Articles

  • The Housing Executive offers a number of services. 

  • Meeting Members’ Needs and Quality Requirements for the Sector

  • Housing Rights is piloting Northern Ireland’s first housing mediation service for the private rented sector. The service is funded by the Department for Communities to provide an alternative way to resolve disputes in the sector.

  • A NEW training scheme by Advice NI is putting 15 unemployed people on the path to delivering advice.

  • As you may know the Department for Communities (DfC) is rolling out measures to ensure the advice sector is prepared to assist the general public through the implementation of the ongoing changes to the welfare system. 

  • We are delighted to launch our latest training brochure which is packed with lots of new and exciting courses and training programmes.

  • Advice NI has dealt with 270,000 enquiries mostly related to social security issues. Food banks have grown from 2 operating in 2011 to at least 14 this year.

  • The Private Rented Sector Access Scheme

  • The only nationally accredited, Northern Ireland Specific, Level 3 Independent Advocacy Qualification allows practising Independent Advocates to learn and develop the skills required for employment in their Independent Advocacy role and it has begun this September with overwhelming demand.On this run of the qualification we are proud to welcome 24 candidates from organisations such as The Patient Client Council, Alzheimer’s Society, Bryson Care, Mindwise, Mencap, Age Concern Causeway, Leonard Cheshire Disability, The British Deaf Association and Disability Action.Our candidates have a busy academic year ahead of them and by July 2015 they will be submitting their portfolios of evidence. We are very much looking forward to working with them over the next 10 months.We are also developing a level 2 award in Independent Advocacy suitable for those who wish to gain a better awareness of Advocacy but who do not necessarily practice, such as trust staff, social workers, criminal justice staff and associated professionals.You can find further details of all of this in our training brochure.If you have any enquiries about our Advocacy training please contact our training and Development Practitioner, Ryan Fitzsimmons.