Value of the Sector - Resource launch
Mary Hinds, Marie Curie Trustee and Chair of the Marie Curie Northern Ireland Advisory Board, Jackie Fauteux, Education Officer at Young at Art, and Siobhán Harding, Women's Support Network and Member of Cliff Edge Coalition joined Geoff Nuttall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at NICVA to discuss some of the ways the VCSE sector makes an impact in Northern Ireland.
Geoff Nuttall, Head of Policy and Pubic Affairs at NICVA provided an overview of the Value of the Sector resource and some of the initial findings from the research.
Value of the Sector: The contribution of voluntary and community organisations to Health Services in Northern Ireland
Mary Hinds, Marie Curie Trustee and Chair of the Marie Curie Northern Ireland Advisory Board, opened the event with an outline of the work of Marie Curie at a health, community as well as advocacy & research level. Seeing people as members of society and part of a family rather than conditions is vital to the work of Marie Curie.
Jackie Fauteux, Education Officer at Young at Art, provided an insight into the 'Creative Child' project, a child led and direct contact experiences programme for children from areas of low deprivation. The project ensures the child is at the centre of all the work and experiences.
Making your voice heard: How the Voluntary and Community sector elevate the voices of those most marginalised in our society
Siobhán Harding, Women's Support Network and Member of Cliff Edge Coalition, an account on the work of the Women’s Support Network and the momentum behind the Cliff Edge Coalition. Siobhán highlighted how their work elevated the voices of those most marginalised in society through social media, engaging with the Communities Minister & the Committee.
For more information, research results and case studies visit Value of the Sector
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