Extern News

Extern, the social justice Charity, has welcomed the kind gesture of a Translink driver, who this week provided a homeless person in Belfast with a new coat and provisions, having witnessed him repeatedly on his bus journey. The act of kindness, which has had a huge public and social media response, has helped to highlight the ongoing challenges for people dealing with homelessness every day. The charity, which provides over 11,000 bed nights at its Ormeau Centre annually, has 31 beds for homeless people, which are at full occupancy.

County Longford Drugs & Alcohol Forum

The Midlands Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force facilitate a local forum in Co. Longford which Extern have supported and participated in since early 2015. Jackie Jackson, project worker, represents Extern at the County Longford Drug & Alcohol Forum. They have been working on a ‘Need Help, Get Help’ campaign to raise awareness in the county of the services available across the county for young people, families and adults.

Election to National Traveller Women’s Council

Congratulations to Eileen Maughan, who has been appointed to the above board. Eileen joined Extern in 2007 and in 2010 qualified as a Primary Health Care Worker. She will represent the Cavan Traveller Primary Healthcare Team and Travellers from the North East region at Council meetings in the forthcoming year.

Extern IFSS

IFSS held their ‘half-time’ team celebrations on Friday 2 October in the Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast. IFSS is now 18 months into its 36-month contract with the Health & Social Care Board and the ‘half-time’ day was both a celebration of the hard work and achievements to date and an opportunity to look forward to the next 18 months with the same enthusiasm and commitment which staff have shown from the outset.

Charlie Mack, Chief Executive Officer

The Big Lottery Fund has today announced the appointment of Extern Chief Executive, Charlie Mack to its NI Committee. Mr Mack will join the Committee which oversees a range of funding programmes and activities to ensure that National Lottery funding makes a difference to the lives of people and communities most in need. Alongside Mr Mack’s appointment, the fund has also announced the appointment of Sandra McNamee to the NI Committee.


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