Extern News

Refugee Belfast

Today we welcomed Lord Mayor Arder Carson to share in the work of our homeless support and refugee teams.
Extern Homeless Support Services work with over 1100 individuals a year through low barrier specialist social work outreach, refugee support and hostel teams. In the last 6 months our refugee service has supported 180+ individuals.

Extern's Ceri O'Reilly, Project Manager of our Pathways Alternative Education Project and Programme Manager Caroline Rutherford along with our AEP Forum colleagues Mary Nolan and Conor Kennedy today met with Junior Minister Jennifer McCann to highlight the key inequality issues for young people who are disaffected from mainstream education

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 Extern’s Refugee and Asylum Floating Support workers Gavin Connolly and Ronald Vellem attended Stormont buildings in support of a motion which was tabled for debate at the NI Assembly, calling for urgent action to be taken by Northern Ireland to ease Europe’s refugee crisis. The motion received unanimous backing from all parties. Anna Lo, MLA said that the support for the motion, put forward by the Alliance Party, showed Northern Ireland could take more refugees than the scheduled 3% of the 20,000 due to be brought into the UK by 2020.

Cavan Traveller Primary Health & Social Care Team are pictured above at the launch of their new T shirts on Friday 18 September, thanks to support and funding from Cavan County Council. The team will wear their T shirts to all public events, promoting Extern and the Cavan Traveller Health & Social Care Project.

Congratulations to the ladies in the photograph below (pictured with Ita Madden, Coordinator of the Traveller Primary Health Care Team), who were all successful in gaining their FETAC Level 5 in First Aid


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