Our Partners

One of Clanrye Group’s core values is Partnership Approach. We are strong advocates for working in partnership across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors to create more opportunities to improve the lives of the people within our communities. Below are a just some of the organisations and businesses we work with.

Newry, Mourne & Down Strategic Stakeholder Forum

The Newry, Mourne & Down Strategic Stakeholder Forum (SSF) – Clanrye Group has been as member of the Forum since it was established in 2017. It is an independent collective representing the Voluntary and Community (V&C) sector in the Newry, Mourne and Down area. The Forum is also represented on the Community Planning Partnership Board.

Newry, Mourne & Down Council

Clanrye Group have a close relationship with Newry and Mourne District Council currently running the Labour Market Partnership – Get Work Ready programme and previously managing the Be Active and PEACE IV Programmes.

We have also run a variety of programmes in partnership with the Council over the last number of years.

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Southern Health & Social Care Trust

We have a long-standing working partnership with The Southern Health & Social Care Trust (SHSCT) with whom we have delivered multiple project and activities to support people with disabilities / health conditions. The SHSCT are a match funder on our Positive Directions Programme. They have also supported us to launch the Verve Network in the Newry and Mourne area and fund our Carer’s First Programme.

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Southern Regional College

Southern Regional College and Clanrye Group work in partnership for the delivery of the Department for the Economy’s Skills for Life & Work programme specifically for the Construction and Catering & Hospitality vocational qualifications.

Clanrye Group work in partnership with Southern Regional College for the delivery of the Employ Me programme, providing training, qualifications and support for those economically inactive aged 16+.

SRC students have availed of the many opportunities that Clanrye Group offer for work placements and volunteering positions.  

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The ONSIDE (Outreach & Navigation for Social Inclusion & Digital Engagement) programme is a cross border project led by Disability Action NI in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive ; the Independent Living Movement Ireland; and Supporting Communities.  ONSIDE seeks to improve the life outcomes of people with disabilities who are socially isolated.  Their digital programme has been such a valuable tool to us here in Newry throughout the pandemic and we have been able to host 3 rounds of in person training programmes getting our community digitally active.

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Newry Business Improvement District

Newry Business Improvement District (aka Newry BID) partners with Clanrye Group on a regular basis via community activities and projects to improve the Newry area for our residents. Clanrye Group staff, volunteers and participants take great pride in their local areas completing graffiti clean ups, litter picks, garden projects and general maintenance activities.

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Health Living Center Alliance

Health Living Center Alliance –  In 2018 Clanrye joined the Healthy Living Center Alliance, becoming the first Centre in the Southern Area. This Alliance is a consortium of organisations who work collaboratively in order to address and tackle health inequalities within local communities in Northern Ireland. Our 6 main commonalities are: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Mental Health, Smoking Cessation, Pain support and Social Prescribing.  The Southern HLCA work closely together to provide an even coverage across the South Trust Area.  Our Partners include Rural Health Partnership, West Armagh Consortium, South Lough Neagh Regeneration Association, Kilkeel Development Association and The Verve Craigavon.  

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Action Cancer

Action Cancer partner with Clanrye group to provide sessions of Complementary therapy and Counselling within Clanrye premises at The Quays, Newry. The therapists are fully trained to adapt techniques to work safely with children and adults with a cancer diagnosis.  These sessions are available free of charge to those effected with Cancer and their families and are bookable through the Action Cancer website.

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The Verve Network

Clanrye Group is a member of The Verve Network – a network of community associations in the Newry & Mourne area who have formed to share information for the benefit of their communities. Our primary focus is to promote Health and Wellbeing at a community level and to promte Health Literacy.  Our members include Altnaveigh House, Newry Street Unite, The Respect Project, Hilltown Community Association, Womans Aid Armagh Down, Carnagat Community Association, An Riocht (The Kingdom), Meigh Community Association, Rural Health Partnership, Three Ways Community Centre, Burren Community Hub and Volunteer Now.  We currently have 12 Community Health Trainers Active in our communities.

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Community Advice NI 

Community Advice NI regularly provide advice to our participants in regard to benefits, housing, dept and local support and services. During lockdown our teams worked together to deliver information sessions, help and support and additional sign posting.

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Rural Community Network’s Health 

Rural Community Network’s Health workers and Clanrye Group’s Community workers work in partnership to support community groups with a range of social activities for local residents. Collaboration working has allowed us to reach more people in rural areas and expand on our offerings.

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PIPS Hope and Support 

Clanrye Group have worked in partnership with PIPS Hope and Support since 2015 ensuring that individuals who need help with their mental health have a direct pathway to professional support. This partnership has allowed us to host Mental Health Training sessions, group talks and 1:1 counselling sessions. Clanrye Group has also been able to support individuals and their families with a range of other support via PIPS referrals.

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