Settling in a new country and to a different culture can produce ‘culture shock’, especially for young mothers who are attempting to navigate their pathway through pregnancy and the first years of bringing up their child.


Our Connect Family Support programme aims to aims to provide opportunities for BME mothers to both develop new friendships and informal support networks in which their voice is heard and their input will shape project delivery. The programme also provides a level of enjoyment, empowerment and the opportunity for positive interaction outside normal living environments thus building personal resilience.


Connect has been developed from needs identified by BME families and include; one to one support; group activities; information sessions and the introduction to appropriate support services that will improve social integration and develop personal resilience to cope with the challenges of maternal well-being.


The services consists of three project elements

Centre based activity  supported by Comic Relief

Community Navigator Service supported by Big Lottery

One to one support and community based family-centered activities

Supported by Southern Health & Social Services

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough CouncilRefuse Collection Hygiene Update

Please respect the safety of refuse collection staff and your own personal safety by taking the following steps:
1. Wash your hands before and after handling your bins/boxes.
2. Put cloths, wipes and gloves used for cleaning in the general waste bin.
3. Do not put tissues in your recycling bins or boxes, there are people sorting your waste, please respect their health and safety.
4. Always disinfect the handles of your bins/boxes before and after collection.

If you are self-isolating:
1. Place personal waste, used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths or gloves in disposable rubbish bags.
2. Put that bag into a second bag, tie them securely and kept separate from other waste for 72 hours before putting into your usual external general household waste bin.
3. Also make sure to keep this waste away from children and pets.

Always remember to keep at least two metres (six feet) away from your waste collectors.

Thank you for your cooperation at this time.
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Kincasslagh ParishMany have asked for this poem that I read at the end of Mass this morning.


Today I saw a nurse.
Dressed head to toe in blue
A mask, a gown, some gloves
Fearlessly working for me and you.

She moved from bed to bed
Tirelessly doing all her checks
But even in the midst of chaos
Her kind words to me have great effects

She said I’m here beside you
Please do not despair
This helped calm me down as my lungs gasped for air

No visitors can come to me
No flowers will pass my door.
For a virus has come for us
That makes our chest, throat and head sore

Yet there is my little angel
Walking around the room
Looking after us all
And fighting off our gloom

I watch her hold a patients hand
And guide them to the light
These nurses truly understand
They’re full of courage and might.

After each one passes
She softly hides her cries.
Then takes a little moment
And mourns anyone who dies.

Today I saw a nurse
A mighty powerful person
A hero, an angel, a friend.
Helping people who have come to the end.

Today I saw a nurse
She stayed a while beside me
That’s when I knew this awful curse
Was going to come find me.

I thought of all my family outside
And those that I so love
And felt a hand grab mine
Through a blue powdered glove

Today I saw a nurse
She was there at the very end
I felt the love pour from her
As she held me like a friend

So do not worry friends and family
Stay safe at home and fight
For today I saw a nurse
And the light she had was bright
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