Extern News

Extern Group, Extern Northern Ireland, Extern Ireland and Extern Supporting Communities seek to appoint new Directors to their respective Boards. Extern is the trusted, forward-looking charity that changes people’s lives, by meeting them at their point of need. Extern brings solutions and delivers quality services – reconnecting people with society, building better communities for us all.

Extern have been working in partnership for the past year with the Northern Trust to develop 18 staff within the homelessness and addictions services as ‘Heartstart’ instructors. This means they can provide the Basic Life Support training within our Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration courses. Our Heartstart scheme is housed within the Northern Trust’s scheme with clinical governance provided by them.

Extern Supporting Communities is seeking to develop a call-off list of organisations and/or individuals who can provide counselling and complementary therapies to a range of vulnerable people in each of the areas which are broadly coterminous with the areas in which the Belfast Area Partnerships work (North, South, East, West, Shankill). We would particularly welcome organisations currently operating in each of these five areas to submit a tender bid.

The closing date for the acceptance of tender proposals is 5pm on Friday 17 February 2017.

In a welcome Christmas boost for people who are homeless, Platinum Financial Planning Ltd in Belfast have donated £500 to Extern Homes. The transformational scheme is a first for Northern Ireland, with the leading social justice charity Extern purchasing houses to create homes for people who are homeless. Tenants are also provided with wraparound support and access to training and employment opportunities. Anyone interested in helping Extern move more people from homelessness to homes can donate, or find out more information, at www.extern.org

Kind-hearted construction workers from developer McAleer and Rushe have given two local charities a welcome boost ahead of the Christmas holidays. Extern’s Homeless Support Team and PVN Homeless Drop-In Centre have each received a cheque for £1,000 from the firm, following a Christmas raffle in support of both charities. The raffle was organised by workers on the McClintock/Brunswick Street site in Belfast, which will eventually be home to new student accommodation and a hotel.


Extern in Northern Ireland
Company Registration No: NI 16083
Registered Charity Number: XN 48714
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern in the Republic of Ireland
Company Registration No: 383201
Registered Charity Number: CHY15770
Tel: +353 (0) 1 563 9402
Extern Group
Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103226
Company No. NI 618684
Charity Number: NI00263
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333
Extern Supporting Communities
Company No. NI 637561
Tel: +44 (0)28 9084 0555
Fax: +44 (0)28 9084 7333