DFC community Support

Listening Ear will be working with Department for Communities in the next round of Covid-19 support.

If you have been financially impacted by Covid-19 and require support and assistance please phone 02895085934 between 11am and 2pm to register for food, baby essentials, cleaning and personal hygiene products.

Listening Ear will be supporting the Macedon area, excluding Whiteabbey. Whiteabbey hub will cover Whiteabbey.



Week 1 & 2. A busy 8 days with the hampers. A total of £2000 of food, cleaning products, personal hygiene and meat has been delivered to homes in the Macedon area. We hope this has helped the families that received them.

Week 3:

Another busy week for Listening Ear with community support covering housing, welfare, mental health, training and domestic violence. Please remember Listening Ear is a Safe Place

£1000 of food, hygiene and cleaning materials distributed this week to those in need.

New fridges and chest freezer now in to support the program.

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Training Opportunities

Essential Skills MATH course.

If you would like to study this course please contact us to register your interest. This course will be commencing on the 10th February in the evenings for 15 weeks.

If you would like to study for a CSR card or CMI L2 Award in Team Leading or CMI L3 award in coaching and mentoring or CMI L3 award in Principles of management and leadership please contact us and register your interest.

ONLINE essential skills ICT Course.

If you are interested in this course please contact us for further information. The courses are scheduled to start on the 24th February 2021.

Requirements: Computer equipment/software/Wi-Fi connected, Must have basic computer skills (use the internet/email/simple word etc.)

If you feel you have strong computer skills, please go for the 10 week groups. However, if you feel you would like to spend extra time to embed what you are learning please go for the 16 week groups.

Homeless Veteran housed

Homeless Veteran housed.

Yesterday one of our clients received the keys to his new home. Listening Ear records our thanks to the Northern Ireland Veterans Support Office, the Housing Executive and Jimmy Joe for their assistance in making this possible; this support was invaluable. All completed in a short period of time during Covid and Christmas.

It shows when people work together and statutory bodies work with community organisations all things are possible.

Listening Ear has also provided a new home pack to the client. May you have many happy peaceful years in your new home.






Listening ear liaised with Barnardos to ensure a family received toys for Christmas.

When groups work together success occurs.


Listen Share Change

Listening Ear supported by the Housing Executive are planning to host a "Listen Share Change" course starting in January for 10 weeks via zoom.

If you are interested in taking part please PM us and when details are finalised we can advise.

Keep yourself engaged during periods of lockdown.



Happy Christmas

Abbey Allsorts members received a special visit from Listening Ear and Santa.

Last week was a busy week for Listening Ear with the delivery of the Christmas Covid-19 project on top of the normal day to day work.

Over the course of the week £1500 in gas and electricity, £1000 in meat hampers, £1000 in toy vouchers and £2500 on food hampers were delivered to people's homes.

Thank you for the volunteers that supported us in this work.