19-21 Finwood Park, Belfast, BT9 6QR Tel 02890808850   Email: taughmonaghforum@outlook.com
Opportunity to be trained as Youth Workers in Taughmonagh and Finaghy!.....Meeting at Finaghy Youth Centre, Finaghy Road South, 1st May 2019 from 7pm to 9pm.....Dont miss out this is your chance to work with young people.

Interested?  Are you aged between 18 to 25yrs?  Then don't miss this opportunity!

The EA Youth Support Worker Training Scheme is available to all young people aged 18-25 years across the statutory EA Youth Service who aspire to become Youth Support Workers. The purpose of the scheme is to develop the youth work knowledge, attitudes and skills of young people aged 18-25 years old to become an EA recognised Youth Support Worker whilst being paid and supported by a professionally qualified youth worker. The aim of this training scheme is for participants to attain EA recognition at Youth Support Worker level of qualification plus, relevant personal and youth work skills training accreditation within a 16 week period. On completion, participants may apply for any vacant Youth Support Worker posts that may arise. It should be noted that there is no guarantee of employment at the end of this scheme.

The organisation, coaching and delivery of the scheme is provided by the existing local EA Youth Service staff and financial resources required are provided from EA Youth Service core funding. Participants are required to work as an Assistant Youth Worker in a youth project /centre for a minimum of two sessions per week plus attend all mandatory training sessions (day or weekend sessions). This will include commitment to attend two residential weekends for induction, Youth Support Worker Qualification training and a study visit.

There is no fee charged for this scheme. Participants will be employed as temporary Assistant Youth Support Workers by the EA Youth Service. Additionally, Access NI Enhanced check fees are paid by the EA Youth Service. Applicants do not currently need to be a volunteer within an EA Youth Centre or Project.

T: 028 95985602 | M: 07709 457707 | EMAIL: PAULINE.SMART@EANI.ORG.UK  

Welcome to our Website!

Welcome to Taughmonagh Community Forum's UPDATED website! 

Norman Earl - Chairpersons Foreword

Opening this facility is an amazing achievement for the forum. I would like to express gratitude to Taughmonagh Forum Board members, staff, residents, community groups, politicians, funders and staff from Stormont's  Executive Office for their help and guidance in delivering this project" 

"We are absolutely delighted to announce that our brand new Community Enterprise Centre has opened and business is booming! Scribbles, our day nursery, has become a magnet for working parents seeking to have their children cared for in our new community day nursery. Under Helen Bunny's continued leadership, the nursery staff team ensure Scribbles remains a high quality, affordable child care service! Please dont hesitate to contact Helen on 02890 629218 to secure your daycare and after-school requirements".  

"The community gym has exceeded our initial expectations to such an extent that all board members have been volunteering their free time to provide reception and administrative duties. This voluntary commitment will help us to sustain and keep running costs to a minimum therefore securing a bright future for the building! Free classes have been organised in the gym between now and Christmas to provide residents with opportunities to participate in zumba, yoga, circuits and other activities. Check out our "taughmonagh forum" facebook page.


The main objectives of our new enterprise centre is to promote; 
  • family fitness & healthier lifestyles
  • employment
  • education
  • training
  • social enterprise & social entrepreneurship
  • capacity building
  • children’s day care and nursery services

The building itself is a 2 storey structure linked to the existing day nursery at 25-27 Finwood Park.The new development provides 

  • much needed additional space for our successful day nursery business
  • a sports/fitness hall which facilitates healthy living classes, zumba, judo, yoga and circuits etc
  • a separate fully equipped weights gym
  • a separate fully equipped cardio vascular suite
  • a fully functional professional nail bar business

Our new enterprise centre  creates a welcoming space and link with the expressed needs of the community. It complements existing infrastructure including community use of the shops, the Church, Taughmonagh Youth Centre and the Taughmonagh Social Club


First Minister visits Taughmonagh Community Forum

Christopher Stalford MLA and Arlene Foster MLA visiting the forum

Former First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and Christopher Stalford MLA visited Taughmonagh Community Forum to monitor progress in relation to our Social Investment Funded Healthy Living Centre. 

Mrs Foster spent a significant amount of time learning how Taughmonagh Community Forum  has been developing the estate over the last 20 years. She was particularly interested in our successful Scribbles childcare business, and the need for Scribbles to extend in size by hiring ground floor space in our new healthy business centre. Scribbles currently employs 15 people which will increase whenever the new centre is built. 

Mrs Foster and Mr Stalford were given a tour of our current facilities, met with some staff members and before leaving expressed thanks to the forum for our work whilst wishing us every success for the future. 

Christopher Stalford MLA & Emma Pengally MP along with community reps, contractor & architect staff after agreeing start dates to commence building our new £1.3 million Healthy Business Centre! 17/05/17. More details to follow!

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