Extern News

On Monday 30 November, Extern, the leading social justice charity, who provides over 11,000 bed nights, food and support to people who are homeless in Belfast annually, hosted a Homeless Awareness Conference at Belfast Metropolitan College. Themed ‘Homeless not Hopeless’, the Conference was attended by over 130 students and teachers from the college.

Join us on Tuesday 1st December 10:00am - 12:00noon for a tour of our Extern Works facilities.

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 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