Extern News

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;

A BIG thank-you to Habitat for Humanity Ireland and Celestica for their support and hard work in painting Savannah House, Extern’s residential property used for delivery of respite overnights for young people on the Janus projects across the South of Ireland. The house was in great need of a fresh painting and with no budget for this Extern turned to Habitat for Humanity Ireland for their assistance. Habitat visited the house, learned about what Extern do. Following the visit Habitat found a company willing to release a team of volunteers to paint the house.

Charlie Mack, Chief Executive Officer

Extern were delighted to present Gerry Skelton with a plague in recognition for his hard work and dedication to homelessness in Northern Ireland.

Charlie Mack, CEO of Extern Group paid tribute to Mr Skelton by saying, "I believe people who are homeless do not have a choice as it is caused by situations often well beyond their control.


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