Belfast Trust is the largest integrated health and social care Trust in the United Kingdom. We deliver integrated health and social care to approximately 340,000 citizens in Belfast and provide the majority of regional specialist services to all of Northern Ireland. We have an annual budget of £1.3bn and a workforce over 20,000 staff (full time and part time). Belfast Trust also comprises the major teaching and training hospitals in Northern Ireland.

The Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is a diverse network of individuals and organisations, men and women, from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It was established in 1999, and operates on an all-island basis. MHFI is, primarily, structured, organised and run using the expertise, resources, contacts and enthusiasm of volunteers who work collaboratively to achieve mutually beneficial goals.

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We exist to provide social, educational and recreational activities for Transgender and Intersex individuals in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland who have been referred to it by a Gender Identity Service or Registered Medical Practitioner. The Trust will endeavour to provide a safe welcoming environment for all its members. 

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East Belfast Community Development Agency exists to provide resources, support and capacity building programmes for community groups that are based on partnership, equal opportunities and sustainable outcomes. 

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Work undertaken by the Belfast Health Development Unit (BHDU) has been wide ranging and cross-cutting, from the development of integrated strategies and plans which incorporate agreed collective actions and contributions from various organisations across the city; to the development of new evidence and research on the key issues which impact on equalities; to the practical work of supporting local communities and people to test solutions to the difficult challenges they face. 

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Action Cancer is a leading Northern Ireland cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. In Northern Ireland someone receives a cancer diagnosis every hour of every day, and one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. While cancer rates are on the increase, early detection and improved treatments mean that survival rates are improving.

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The Patient and Client Council is an independent, informed and influential voice for patients, clients, carers and communities on health and social care issues. We have four statutory functions:

i) To listen and act on people’s views
ii) To encourage people to get involved
iii)To help people make a complaint
iv) To promote advice and information.

We have a Membership Scheme made up of 13,000 people across Northern Ireland interested in local Health and Social Care issues.  Visit our website to find out more.

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NORTH BELFAST MEN’S SHED

North Belfast Men’s Shed is a cross community project based in Edenderry Industrial Estate on the Crumlin Road. The project is funded by the Big Lottery “People and Community” project and was established in 2012 to help tackle the impact of social isolation amongst older men and has successfully broken down the barriers to older men getting involved in community activities and volunteering.  Men aged 18 years and over can come together to share skills, learn new ones, work on community projects or projects of their own and at the same time socialise and have fun and a cup of tea. The project is open Monday to Friday on a drop in basis.  Anyone wanting to get involved can call 028 90322289

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