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Colin Sure Start, Belfast


Colin Sure Start works closely with a number of partner organisations throughout the Colin area. These partnerships help us achieve a cohesive approach to Early Years education and health promotion in Colin and give local residents the best service that we can.

We currently fund a number of organisations and also work closely in partnership with other relevant bodies.

  • Barnardos Travellers Early Years’ ServiceColin Sure Start currently funds Barnardos to help support local travellers in the Colin area with children from 0-4.
  • Ionad Na FuiseoigeIonad Na Fuiseoige is a local Irish immersion family centre and crèche. Colin Sure Start currently assist the centre to provide one of our Sure Start Developmental Programme for Two Year Olds programmes and a crèche. We also use the centre to deliver a weekly parent and toddlers group and other programmes and activities.

  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - Colin Sure Start works in close partnership with the SEHSCT to deliver our Speech and Language support programmes.

  • St Luke’s Family Centre - Cara HouseCara House offers support to families in the community through their parents drop in and programme of activities which are supported by our daily crèche facility for children aged 0-4 years. Their range of programmes aim to improve personal development, provide information on family and personal health, learn new skills and support members of the community to move away from the benefits cycle and back into employment if that is their aim.  Colin Sure Start currently provides financial assistance to the centre to run their crèche. We also run several programmes and activities in the facility.


Other Partners

Colin Sure Start also work alongside a number of other organisations in the area. Other Partners include: