We are delighted that we have been awarded funding by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, for a 2 year pilot project. The Stronger Together project will work to build capacity within and across the rare disease sector and help to identify development areas for the future.
We will employ 2 part time, home based staff, one to cover the Western and Northern Trust areas, the other to cover Southern, South Eastern and Belfast areas.
The Project Officers will build up knowledge and support in their areas, linking with health & social care and other voluntary organisations. The project officer team will be first point of contact for people living and working with rare disease. The project will provide practical advice, signposting, peer support and volunteering opportunities. It will also work to improve networking, partnership engagement and seek to influence relevant policy.
Our application to the Big Lottery Fund was heavily influenced by the discussions in the workshop series held in the Spring- thanks to everyone for their input in shaping what is becoming the Stronger Together project. We will continue to share our learning to improve services.
Information about the posts and the application process is available at Community NI
Please share with anyone you know who may be interested in working with us. Applications close on 7 July, 5pm. CVs will not be accepted.