Topics

Housing

Social housing providers, reform of social housing, help and advice for private rented and social housing tenants, housing legislation

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Benefits and pensions

To find out more about benefits, pensions, benefit fraud, welfare changes, private pensions and legislation that governs our work

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Sport

Sport strategy, stadiums and sports grounds, sports projects, games legacy and concussion awareness.

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Urban regeneration

Programmes that target social need through social, economic and physical regeneration of cities, towns and villages, local government reform

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Finding employment

Jobseekers looking for work can get the help and support they need to find employment.

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Finding staff

If you want to recruit the right employees for your company the Department’s Employment Service can help

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Arts and culture

Arts infrastructure and strategy, the creative industries, community festivals, architecture and built environment.

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Museums and libraries

The public library service, Libraries NI, National Museum Northern Ireland and the NI Museums Council.

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Historic environment

Historic Monuments; Historic Buildings; Historic Parks and Gardens; Maritime Heritage; Industrial Heritage; Defence Heritage and Archaeology.

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Voluntary and community

Policy and strategy in the voluntary and community sector, volunteering and community development advice and guidance

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Support for children

Impartial information about child support maintenance for employers and advisers

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Statistics and research

Statistics and research that help guide the Department on policy, planning and decision making

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Languages

Language policy and strategy encompassing Irish, Ulster-Scots and sign language.

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Social inclusion

Good relations and social change, building a united community.

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Law and legislation

Information on the law relating to housing, social security and child support, decisions by Commissioners on social security benefits - also information on social law

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Appeals Service and appealing decisions

Appealing against decisions made by the Department, including Child Maintenance Service, and also Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), Land and Property Service (LPS) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Local government

Details of how Local Government Policy Division:supports councils in delivering strong and effective local government along with information on funding and financesmaintains the legislative framework for the Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland

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Public Record Office

The official archive for Northern Ireland, containing public records and privately deposited archives.

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