ABC seeks to articulate members’ needs through active participation as a member or partner on a range of public/representative bodies:
ABC 100.2 FM – Director
ABC 100.2 FM is the new local community radio station broadcasting from the heart of Portadown.
ABC Interagency BME NETWORK – Member Organisation
ABC Interagency BME network provides information and support to BME communities to help access services and promote integration in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.
Community Sector Training Partnership – Chair
Community Sector Training Partnership promotes child safeguarding and community development through the delivery of training opportunities to community and voluntary groups in the Southern Trust area.
Craigavon and Banbridge Volunteer Bureau – Chair
The Bureau’s work is to register, place and support volunteers in the Craigavon and Banbridge areas.
Craigavon and Banbridge ICP Partnership Committee – Third Sector Representative
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) are collaborative networks of care providers, healthcare professionals, the voluntary and community sector, local council representatives and service users to design and co-ordinate local health and social care services. There are three ICP Partnership Committees in the Southern ICP area: Armagh/Dungannon, Craigavon/Banbridge and Newry/Mourne.
Community Development Networks Forum N.I. – Member
Community Development Networks Forum (CDNF) is the support mechanism for sub-regional and urban networks. The Forum aims to share information, organise events, represent members’ views, highlight issues affecting the community sector, and lobby for long-term core funding from central government.
Good Neighbourhoods for Ageing Well Craigavon - Local Implementation Group (LIG) - Member
The Good Neighbourhoods for Ageing Well initiative is supported by a Local Implementation Group (LIG) comprising older people, older people’s community groups, community facilities managers and network organisations that provide services for older people in the Craigavon area. Craigavon LIG aims to strengthen local networks by facilitating regular meetings and networking opportunities within and between older people’s groups.
Richmount Playgroup – Committee Member
Richmount Playgroup offers a creative, friendly and inclusive playgroup facility based in the Scotch Street area of Portadown for children from the age of 2 years and 10 months until they begin primary school.
Craigavon Area Talking Newspapers (CATNA) – Committee Member
CATNA offers a talking newspaper and magazine service to the blind and partially sighted in the Portadown, Lurgan, Benburb, Armagh, Dungannon, Derrytrasna, Dromara and Moira areas.