Kildare young people recognised for achievements in Extern’s Garda Youth Diversion Project

Six young men, all currently engaged on Extern’s Athy-based Garda Youth Diversion Programme (GYDP), have been presented with certificates for a range of achievements, including completion of the Extern Summer Programme, and a Kayaking Skills Course. Read more

Extern issues urgent ‘Callout to Landlords’ in new bid to tackle homelessness here

In a new bid to tackle homelessness, Extern is looking for properties across Northern Ireland. Read more

Extern announced as Ulster Rugby’s charity partner

Ulster Rugby has launched a new two-year charity partnership with Extern, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Extern named as Worthingtons Solicitors’ charity partner of the year for 2019/20

Extern has been named as charity partner of the year for 2019/20 by Newtownards and Belfast-based Worthingtons Solicitors Read more

Home is somewhere I feel safe and now that's Belfast

For one Belfast team, soccer is supposedly more about getting together than playing competitively. Except that some members – all Syrian refugees – still harbour dreams of being the next Cristiano Ronaldo Read more

Opioid Overdose in NI – The Bigger Picture

Heroin use has increased rapidly here, particularly in Belfast. This is reflected in the NIAS figures reported in the Belfast Telegraph (24.05.19), which reveal a doubling of the rate of opioid overdose in the space of two years Read more

Chief Medical Officer visits Extern's new Services Hub

Dr McBride got to see at first-hand the valuable services Extern offers to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Read more

How I became a Homelessness Project Manager

Extern Homes manager Declan Morris reveals what inspired his choice of career working with people facing homelessness. Read more

Extern officially launches new website

The innovative new online resource provides a versatile and dynamic platform for social workers to share knowledge from the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland Read more