Health

The link between loneliness and caring

30 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Loneliness, Carers, Caring

In Northern Ireland, carers are over four times more likely to be chronically lonely than people in general. Loneliness can be devastating - carers need more support.

Schools are vital, but we can all help increase children’s physical activity

9 Nov 2022Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, Children, Young People, Education, Physical Activity, Play

A new report from the Education and Training Inspectorate found that most schools are falling short of targets for PE. That needs to change, along with many other things, to halt the decline in kids’ physical play.

Why your health really is your wealth

23 Jun 2022Nick Garbutt CommunicationsHealth, Poverty

Whenever we discuss how to improve health we invariably neglect the biggest factor of all in making us ill: poverty.

Value of the Sector - Resource launch

23 Mar 2022Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorPolicy, impact, Health, Lobbying, Campaigning, The Arts

On 22 March NICVA launched the new 'Value of the Sector' resource. The information contained within the resource is a collection of research results and case studies collected from Voluntary & Community Sector organisations.

How to die well

17 Sep 2021Nick Garbutt Department of HealthHealth

Everyone wants to live well. It is also important to die well.

Future Planning Model: DoH Consultation webinar

2 Sep 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsHealth Reform, Health

The Department of Health is currently undertaking a consultation to gather views on the draft Framework which will underpin Integrated Systems model. The deadline for response to the consultation is 17 September 2021.

‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

16 Aug 2021Shauna O'Neill COVID19 UpdatesHealth

NICVA welcome the announcement of a “Big Jab Weekend” taking place this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health and Wellbeing

24 Jun 2021Déarbhla Sloan Value of the SectorHealth, Research, Policy and Public Affairs, Public Benefit

From providing face to face services, to advocating for those with specific health related conditions, organisations who promote health and wellbeing make up the largest part of the voluntary and community sector.

NICVA Hosts Information Event on DoH Duty of Candour Consultation

21 May 2021Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsHealth

NICVA's recently hosted an engagement event with the Department of Health in relation to the departments current public consultation on policy proposals to implement a Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care (HSC).

New dates added for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

20 Jan 2021Paula Fitzpatrick Community Wellbeing and Resilience ProgrammeHealth

Due to exceptional demand in the sector for the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Programme, additional dates have been added.