New Lodge and Duncairn Community Health Partnership is a cross-community health project. Established in 2003 its vision is a local community with a range of self help techniques to help themselves and to help each other. Their mission is to improve health awareness within the local community, to improve health prevention work within the local community, improve self management skills and change mindsets.
Some of the staff from New Lodge and Duncairn Community Health Partnership took part in Inclusive Games training delivered by Disability Sport NI at the Macrory Hall in Duncairn Gardens in June 2014.
The Partnership provides a range of services to residents of North Belfast including:
- Healthy Living Workshops.
- Schools Programmes.
- Health Fairs.
The aim behind the staff taking the Inclusive Games training course was to broaden their knowledge and skills base of their sessional workers who assist when facilitating programmes in the community. They also found that an unexpected benefit of the session was the opportunities for team building that came from it. They found the training useful in terms of highlighting different aspects of disability inclusion related to the scope of their work.
Rachel Compton, Community Health Development Worker summed up the benefits all the Partership staff received at the training day.
Disability Sport NI is a great organisation with an enthusiastic and professional team of staff who are excellent at relating disability games and concerns to everyday life. They highlighted how easy it can be to make adaptations so that a person's disabilities can be handled with ease. The games and activities we took part in were also a great way to raise awareness of different capabilities. Rachel Compton, Community Health Development Worker, New Lodge and Duncairn Community Health Partnership.
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