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Your Local Rural Support Network

COSTA Community Newsletter Aug 2017

The COSTA Office will be closed from

Monday 21st Aug to Friday 25th Aug 2017.
We will answer all messages and emails
on return to the office.

Would your Group

like any assistance? Thank you all for your continued support
Does your group have any Skills, Training,
Support, Funding or Information needs? COSTA
Outreach Service available ______________________________________
Tel: 028 855 56880
Charity Registration Info Workshop
Email: info.costa@btconnect.com
Charity Annual Returns Info Workshop
Communit y Organisations of South T yrone Open Door Support Day
& Areas Ltd
President Gran ts Home ste ad
45 Derg enagh Road
Energy Efficiency in the Home Event
Dungannon BT77 0 DE __________________________________________
Tel: 028 855 56880 Fax: 028 855 56881
Email: info.costa@btconnect.com To book any of the above events:
Tel: 028 855 56880 or
Facebook: Board Costa Email: info.costa@btconnect.com
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COSTA For any information or assistance
Upcoming Events
For further & Workshops
information on the SUSE+ project,
son.farquhar@swc.ac.uk. Funding Queries, Grant Tracker Searches, Charity
- COSTA Charity Registration Information Work- Registration & Charity Annual Returns, Community
shop (one every 4 - 6 weeks)
Development etc .
- COSTA Charity Annual Returns Information Contact
Workshop (one every 4 - 6 weeks)

- COSTA Open Door Support Day (one Day per COSTA

month) Rural Support Network
- COSTA Energy Efficiency in the Home Info Tel: 028 855 56880
Session - details TBC for Autumn 2017. Email: info.costa@btconnect.com

COSTA is planning to deliver

'Energy Efficiency
in the Home'
Information Session
in Ballygawley for all the community
in Autumn 2017
To book or for more information
contact COSTA: Tel: 028 855 56880
or info.costa@btconnect.com
Web: www.costaruralsupportnetwork.org

Rural Support provides support COSTA Rural Community Development

through a confidential helpline which offers a Support Service (RCDSS)
listening and signposting service for farmers and
rural families.
COSTA provides a FREE

The types of issues that we address include

Outreach Support Service
emotional distress, suicide risk, financial for local Member Community /
problems, inheritance issues, physical and mental Development Groups and Charities to
health, farming paperwork and bureaucracy. increase capacity and access to
funding throughout the Dungannon &
The helpline is available 8am 11pm, seven days South Tyrone area
a week on 0845 606 7 607.
(Voicemail and support options available at all
To book an Appointment contact
other times) Or visit the website Loraine Griffin on Tel: 028 8555 6880
http://www.ruralsupport.org.uk/ or email: info.costa@btconnect.com
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Farmers please remember to Changes to the Benefit System -

always FarmSAFE How it will affect local people?

Free Half Day Session in RCN

Tuesday 12th Sept from 10am-1pm

Farm SAFE especially over the

very busy Summer Season Universal Credit is a new payment for working
age people, aged 18 to 64, who are on a low
income or out of work. It will be introduced in
Free Events over the Summer Northern Ireland on a phased geographical
basis from September 2017.

How will it affect you and the

groups/communities that you work with?

Delivered by Advice NI, this FREE half day

training session focuses on the most significant
reform to Social Security since the inception of
the Welfare State. It provides participants with
an overview of which means tested benefits
Universal Credit replaces, how entitlement is
calculated, how it works for different groups of
people interfacing with the benefit and when it
will be implemented in the different geographical
areas of Northern Ireland.

The session is FREE and open to all of our

members and Community / Voluntary groups
working with those affected by Welfare
Reform (e.g. Advice Agencies, Rural Support
Networks, Community Groups, Housing
Associations, Food Banks, Faith Groups

To book your place on this, contact Conor

on 028 8676 6670 or email
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Wed 9th August 2017, 11am - 4pm.
This training is open to Trust staff, volunteers and staff
working in other statutory, community or voluntary

Booking forms must be completed and are available from

Orla Clarke orlae.clarke@southerntrust.hscni.net

Course Title: Identifying and Reducing Fire Risk within

the Community

Day (s) & Date (s):

11th October 9.00-12.00am Lecture Theatre,
Medical Education Centre, Craigavon Area Hospital
(CB locality)
17th October 9.30-12.30am Promoting Wellbeing
Team Training Rm, St Lukes, Armagh (AD locality)
7th November 2017 9.45-12.45pm Training Room,
Pips Newry, Mill Street, Newry (NM locality)

Closing date for applications: 13th September 2017.

Aim of the Course: To help reduce accidental house fires in

the SHSCT area.

Learning objectives: To be aware of:

the common causes of fire and how to prevent fire in
the home.
the factors that place some individuals at greater risk of
sources of fire safety information.
To know how to establish a Partnership Agreement
with the NIFRS and what this entails.
To demonstrate to SHSCT staff how to make a referral
for a Free Home Fire Safety Check to the NIFRS for
the benefit of vulnerable patients, clients.

Who should attend: Staff or volunteers (all sectors) working

with individuals and families at risk of fire, particularly those
doing home visits or working in the community.

This course is open to SHSCT staff as well as staff/volunteers

within other statutory, community or voluntary based
organisations, who work with groups that are at higher risk of
fire including: single parents, BME families, older people,
anyone with impaired mobility including people with an
impairment (sensory, physical, mental) or health condition
that would impact on their ability to acknowledge and respond
to an emergency in the home.

For further information contact:

Nina Daly, Accident Prevention Officer or Orla Clarke,
Training Support Officer Tel: 3831 1524
nina.daly@southerntrust.hscni.net Tel: 028 3756 4454
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The 10,000 Voices Initiative

Patient experience is recognised as a key element in the

delivery of quality healthcare. In line with this, the Public
Health Agency is carrying out an extensive piece of work
across all Health and Social Care Trusts, with the aim of
introducing a more patient-focused approach to services
and shaping future healthcare in Northern Ireland. The
Initiative is called 10,000 Voices. Unlike other healthcare
questionnaires, we want to read about overall experience
and how this made our patient/clients feel. It gives them an
opportunity to highlight anything important, such as what
they particularly liked or disliked about the experience.

The information is gathered using surveys and can

be completed by hard copy or via the internet at
www.10000voices.info. You will be directed to click
on one of the links you require.

We have a number of surveys currently on-going at the

Unplanned care (unscheduled care) - if experience
relates to GP Out of Hours, Minor Injuries or Emer-
gency Departments, please click here:
10KVoicesUnplannedCare Link
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service - if experience
relates to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
please click here: 10KNIAS
Health and Social Care in NI - if any other kind of ex-
perience within Health and Social care and wish to
share your story please click here:10 KVHealth and
Social Care in NI
NEW Adult Safeguarding: If experience relates to
the process of Adult Safeguarding please click
here: 10K Voices Adult Safeguarding
NEW Discharge services - if your experience relates
to Discharge services please click here:

For more information contact: Mairad Casey Patient D I S C L AI M E R : T h e v i e w s a n d o p i n i o n s e x p r e s s e d

/ Client Experience and 10,000 Voices Facilitator, St in this Newsletter are not necessarily in
Lukes Site Armagh Landline: 028 3756 6764 a c c o r d a n c e w i t h t h e v i e w s o f C O S TA /
mobile: 077 89505502 C O S TA B o a r d o r S t a f f .
: mairead.casey@southerntrust.hscni.net Every care is taken to ensure accuracy of the i n-
formation presented at t i m e o f p r i n t .

COSTA is funded by
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs through DAERAs Rural Community Development Support Service
Tackling Rural Poverty & Social Isolation Programme
Mid Ulster District Council
Registered Company in Northern Ireland No: NI 42832 Charity Registration in NI: NIC101598 ISO 9001:2015 Cert: FS 592437