Extern News

Extern, the leading social justice Charity has responded to the death of a man from homelessness in Belfast this week, the second in recent months. The Charity provides a homeless support service, which is funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, in conjunction with Supporting People and the Belfast Trust.

Our Multidisciplinary Homeless Support Team are organising a pub quiz on 10th February in the The John Hewitt Bar, Belfast to raise money for Refugee Families in Crisis.
If you are interested in coming along and supporting this event please contact Ronald Vellum at Ronald.vellem@extern.org or call on 02890330433.

Extern facilitated a Personal Development training programme for our Refugee Clients. The course was well received and the participants fully engaged and had great fun.
The verbal feedback was very positive in terms of increasing self-esteem/ confidence, developing skills, providing peer support and identifying future goals within a supportive and encouraging group setting. The morning also provided a social outlet for the women, many who have young families, are socially isolated and in the process of resettling into NI.

Extern welcomes BSW Social Work students

Extern would like to welcome our new group of BSW Social Work students who commenced their Practice Learning Opportunities on the 6th January 2016. The twenty two students are both second year and final year students from QUB and Magee. They will be working across Extern in both Safer Communities and Supporting Families services and within our ‘associate provider organisations’ (Women’s Aid, Fasa, Ascert, Mourne Grange, VOYPIC & Clare Project) under the guidance and support of our practice teachers, on site supervisors and teams.

ILM Governance

Extern, Irelands leading social justice charity is celebrating after eight members of its Board achieved an ILM Award in Leadership and Management, focusing on leading governance. Following a Board meeting in Cavan, Board members were presented their certificates by author, and former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lornegan, who talked about his experience of working with young people within the justice system in Ireland.
Welcoming the ILM Award achieved by Board members, Extern Chief Executive, Charlie Mack, said;

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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