22 Sep 2022

Good Relations Week is the annual celebration of the work that goes on all year round to build peace and good community relationships. The week’s activities are drawn together by the Community Relations Council.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘‘Change Starts With Us’ and focuses on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to highlight the political, social, economic, and environmental challenges Northern Ireland faces.

As part of our community development work, Choice in partnership with Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and Co Down Rural Community Network invited Ukrainian newcomers staying with host families within the Rowallane district to a welcome event in Ballynahinch Community centre during Good Relations week. The evening included music, food, advice and most importantly an opportunity for Ukrainians new to the area to come together and meet local support agencies and develop friendships during their stay.

Good Relations Week 2022 takes place from Tuesday 20th to Monday 26th September 2022. The programme of inspiring community relations events includes incredible face-to-face events, engaging online events and creative pieces of digital content. You can find the full programme of events here- https://goodrelationsweek.com/