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LINCS – Local Initiative for Networks, Connections & Support

Project Overview LINCS is a Consortium consisting of Northern Ireland Alternatives (Alternatives); Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI) and NIACRO with Northern Ireland Alternatives acting as the lead body. LINCS is a c...


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Shankill Alternatives Visit To Auschwitz

In March 2018, six young people from the Shankill community engaged in a programme of learning on the horrors of the holocaust, which culminated in a two day visit to Krakow to visit the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory and a ful...



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#1PillWillKill Event at Shankill Alternatives

On Thursday 2nd November 2017 Shankill Alternatives welcomed the Burns family to our premises to hear the heart-wrenching story of the loss of their son and brother due to one ecstasy tablet. With over 40 young people and adult...


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Alternatives- RESPECT Mural- Wheatfield Primary School

Pupils at Wheatfield Primary School have been seen spray painting walls in the school grounds! However it was not vandalism but an art project in the school as part of Alternatives #GoodForNothing campaign Shankill Alternatives...



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Shankill Bonfire Collectors Want Tyres Removed from Bonfire Site

Alternatives have been working with young people at bonfire sites across the Greater Shankill for 7-8 years and have had an extremely positive response from the local community, bonfire organisers and young people in general. A...


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Government Minister Formally Opens Alternatives New Premises

To mark Restorative Justice week Northern Ireland Alternatives invited Department for Communities Minister Paul Givan to formally open Alternatives new premises at 137 Agnes street Shankill Road. During the event thanks was giv...



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Alternatives Move to New Premises on the Shankill

After eighteen years operating out of a small rented office on the Woodvale Road, Alternatives have now moved into a superb facility at 137 Agnes Street, Shankill Road. Through an Atlantic Philanthropies grant and supporting fu...


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East & South START -Whats been happening!

My name is Ashleigh Roberts and I am the START worker in East Belfast Alternatives. I alongside my colleague Cormac have worked with a group of young people over the course of three months. These young people have worked tirele...



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#GoodForNothing Launch Event

As part of Shankill Alternatives AGM, a packed room gathered for the launch of #GoodForNothing the latest project initiated by Alternatives.  The launch provided an opportunity for Alternatives to let the local community know ...


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Shankill Youth Are #GoodForNothing

Shankill Alternatives in partnership with Shankill Youth Safety Partnership are launching the ‘#GoodForNothing’ campaign to turn negative youth stereotypes on their head by encouraging young people to give up their time for...