Latest News

Select a news story below. You can also Subscribe To Our RSS Feed to keep up-to-date with all the news from Suffolk and Lenadoon.

Active Communities

17th December 2013

SLIG, as a partner of Belfast Community Sports Development Network (BCSDN), have an invaluable resource available to the entire community in the form of our multi skills coach James Wright. James, who plays Irish League football at Championship level, is a very experienced coach having worked with Sportopps for five… Read More »

Friday Night Diversionary Programme

17th December 2013

SLIG in conjunction with Suffolk Community Interface Project (SCIP) and Colin Glen Trust recently delivered a Friday night diversionary programme to the teenagers from Suffolk. This entailed unlimited buckets of golf balls for the driving range and professional golf lessons from club pro Peter Martin at Colin Valley Golf Club,… Read More »

Community Safety Residential

17th December 2013

As part of the Inner East Outer West Programme, 12 residents from Suffolk and Lenadoon  took part in a Community Safety programme, which involved 2 cross-interface residentials (Suffolk and Lenadoon), and one cross-city residential with residents from East Belfast. Residents were taken to hotels outside of their immediate areas to… Read More »

Interface Photography Project

17th December 2013

Ten residents from both Suffolk and Lenadoon took part in a photography programme as part of the Inner East Outer West programme. This took place in SLIG and was facilitated by professional photographer Steven Wilson. Residents took a look at their communities through a lens , photographing both their own… Read More »

Cross Community Visits

17th December 2013

Following completion of the Photography and Community Safety programmes, participants spent a few days visiting each other’s communities. Residents from Short Strand and Inner East visited SLIG and were hosted by local Suffolk and Lenadoon residents. We were able to talk about the history of SLIG and the work we… Read More »

Inner East Outer West Youth Programme

17th December 2013

As part of the Inner East Outer West Programme with Belfast Interface Project, we deliver a youth programme, which was delivered over two phases to different age groups. Firstly the 12-14 year olds completed five single identity sessions and attended a cross interface activity day at Escarmouche Paintball in Shane’s… Read More »

Older & Active

17th December 2013

Our Older & Active group, which was initiated to address social exclusion issues with over 50s, has thrived over the last five years. The group meet each Monday morning (10.30am-12.30pm) in Horn Drive Community Centre and partake in a range of activities including arts & crafts, complimentary therapies, political/cultural tours,… Read More »

PIPS Suicide Awareness Training

17th December 2013

SLIG has delivered a range of suicide awareness programmes over the last quarter of 2013, conjunction with PIPS. Two “Mind Your Mate” programmes aimed at local teenagers (16+) and young adults were delivered along with a “Preventing Suicides in Younger People” course available to those working with young people either… Read More »

Peace Walls Programme

17th December 2013

The Peace Walls Programme is well underway with work beginning on the first site. We are currently transforming the look of the entrance to the SRRP Building to bring a more positive look to the entrance from Ringford Crescent and Kells Avenue.  We are also making adjustments to the corner… Read More »

Research Collaboration

17th December 2013

We continue to facilitate research for educational institutions on issues related to the interface. Recently, we recruited 24 young people from both sides of the divide to partake in interviews for a OFMDFM funded study carried out by Queens University Belfast. Read More »

Soccer Seven's Returns for 2013!

17th December 2013

SOCCER SEVENS In August we hosted the Outer West Soccer Sevens heats at Colin Park with teams from Suffolk and Lenadoon battling it out for places in the finals at Seaview. The Under 18s competition was particularly competitive but played in the right manner with everyone enjoying the occasion. Four… Read More »

Training Programmes

17th December 2013

SLIG works in partnership with other organisations to offer training to local young people and adults, on two broad sets of issues, and over recent months has delivered the following courses: Contentious Issues Training (political, cultural and religious issues that divide): OCN Level 2 Working with Contentious Cultural Issues In… Read More »

University Youth Work Module

17th December 2013

SLIG, in partnership with Belfast Interface Project and the University of Ulster, have developed an innovative module for community youth work students. The module entitled ‘Community Youth Work in An Interface Context’ forms an integral part of the Ulster University’s level 4 Certificate in Youth work course. This is an… Read More »