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Be Active – Be Healthy. Northern Ireland Physical Activity Strategy 1996- 2002

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) Health related physical activity The overall aim of this strategy is to increase levels of health related physical activity particularly among those who exercise least. The need to develop such a strategy, which would focus o ...

Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2012-2015

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Services for people with a physical, communication or sensory disability This strategy (2012 – 2015) presents the Department’s commitment to improving outcomes, services and support for pe ...

Working in Partnership: Community Development Strategy for Health and Wellbeing

Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency Community development The aim of this strategy is to strengthen communities and improve health and social wellbeing by placing an increasing emphasis on community development, prevention and early inte ...

An Accessible Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland

Department for Regionl Development, Northern Ireland Transportation Older people and people with disabilities make up a significant proportion of the Northern Ireland population and they face a number of barriers when trying to make use, or make full use, ...

Play and Leisure Policy

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Child development The aim of the policy is to establish play within a policy framework that will place high value on play and leisure as an essential element in the development of children's live ...

Play and Leisure Implementation Plan

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister child d] The Play and Leisure Implementation Plan aims to see a high value placed on play and improved play and leisure facilities for all children and young people in order to support their developme ...

Outdoor Recreation NI Operational Plan 2012- 2015

Outdoor Recreation NI Promoting physical activity and the environment Outdoor Recreation NI is a organisation which brings together all groups and bodies, which have an interest in, or involvement in outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland. The organisatio ...

Department of the Environment Planning Policy Statements

Department of the Environment (DoE) Development proposals Planning Policy Statements (PPS) contain policies on land-use and other planning matters, for example telecommunications or the built heritage, and apply to the whole of Northern Ireland. They set ...

First Steps Towards Sustainability: A Sustainable Development Strategy

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Sustainability This, the first ever Northern Ireland Sustainable Development Strategy, represents the first steps in establishing the focus for tackling the challenges ahead toward the long term objec ...

Outdoor Recreation Strategies

Sport Northern Ireland Promoting physical activity and the environment In March 2013 Sport NI launched ‘Our Great Outdoors- A Draft Outdoor Recreation Action Plan for Northern Ireland’. One of the actions contained within this plan was “to map current hub ...

A strategy to improve the lives of people with disabilities- 2012 to 2015

Northern Ireland Executive People with disabilities The Executive's strategy acknowledges that people with disabilities deserve to be treated equally alongside those without disabilities. This Strategy acknowledges that women and children especially ...

Count, Read: Succeed: A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Department of Education, Northern Ireland Education The vision of the Department of Education (DE) is “to ensure that every learner fulfils her or his full potential at each stage of their development.” Fulfilling this vision is underpinned by the emphasi ...

Essential Skills for Living Strategy and Action Plan

Department for Education and Learning, Northern Ireland Adult literacy This paper sets out the framework and actions for a Strategy to improve the essential skills of literacy and numeracy in Northern Ireland. These skills are defined as “ the ability to ...

Every School A Good School (ESaGS)

Department of Education, Northern Ireland School improvement policy Every School a Good School- a Policy for School Improvement was launched by the former Education Minister Caitríona Ruane on 30 April 2009. The focus of the Policy is to improve outcomes ...

Join In, get Involved: Build a Better Future- A Volunteering Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland 2012

Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland Volunteering Northern Ireland’s first ever Volunteering Strategy and Action Plan was launched on 15 March 2012. The new strategy is called “ Join In, Get Involved: Build a Better Future- A Volunteering S ...

Pathmays to Success: Preventing Exclusion and Promoting Partcipation of Young People

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) This strategy joins up actions being taken across the Executive to prevent young people falling into the NEET category in the fir ...

Oral Health Strategy for Northern Ireland

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Dental health The oral health of Northern Ireland’s population is the worst in the United Kingdom and this has been the case for many years. Over the decades the oral health of our society ...

People and Places- A Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal

Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland Communities suffering deprivation In June 2003, Government launched “People and Place – A strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal”.  This long term (7 – 10 year) strategy targets those communities throughout ...

Preparing for Success: Careers Education, Information, Advice

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland Education In October 2007 the Department for Education and the Department for Employment and Learning launched the draft document "Preparing for Success" for consultation. The aim was to m ...

Northern Ireland Contingency Plan for Health Response for an Influenza Pandemic

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Guidance to assist pandemic planning in acute hospitals, maternity services, mental health services, social care, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and dental practitioners. This document d ...