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East Belfast Mission 

 
Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 
Vote for Hosford 

Street Soccer’s new homeless women’s football project has been shortlisted for the Best Housing Story Award at this years Chartered Institute of Housing Awards. 
 
There are 3 other projects shortlisted and there is a public vote to decide the winner. Please take time to vote for us on the link below. It would be great if you could also get some friends and family to vote. It would be a real boost for the project to win the award. Thanks 

Northern Ireland Women's Homeless Team to World Cup 

Street Soccer is delighted with the success of their new women’s project. The players have been training each week at Skainos and in late November took part in a four day international tournament in Manchester. They beat Belgium and Holland to secure 3rd place (out of 6)! A great achievement for the new team who have only been training together for a couple of months. Street Soccer is hoping to bring the first NI Women’s Homeless Team to the Homeless World Cup in late summer 2017 but the project is about more than football; all the players will receive support in housing, employability, and any other issues which they face. It’s about providing structure, support and hope to some of the most vulnerable people in the community. 

Burns Night coming soon...... 

Theatre of Witness at Skainos 

LATEST NEWS  

 
Interpreting qualification at Hosford 

Hosford resident Muna Omar is delighted to become a qualified interpreter. Hosford acquired funding from the Housing Executive for four qualifications in interpreting aimed at helping refugee clients to gain a qualification. Muna is one of the first to gain the qualification and has now acquired paid employment in the filed. Muna is also helping Hosford by interpreting for other clients. Hosford are hoping to replicate this success story with another three people over the coming months. Muna is delighted with her qualification and her new job and is looking forward to getting her own home and moving forward in her career and her life. Well done!  
Pictured is Caroline Lewis from Hosford with Muna Omar and on the right Jimmy Grimes also from Hosford. 

Neighbour's In Need 2016 

Christmas is over and again we excelled in the number of food hampers that we delivered to the less fortunate in our community. At Christmas the teams worked long and hard gathering donations of food and food vouchers. In total, 765 hampers were delivered locally with 383 smaller hampers sent later due to demand. Well done and a huge thank you to all concerned. If you could help in 2017, we would love to hear from you.  
Call 028 9045 8560 and ask for Sandie. 

Park Centre Rebeebies Reopening soon 
We will keep you posted here 

Refresh open every day for breakfast lunch or snacks 

 
 

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