John McCandless

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

Development Officer – Capacity Building Programme

John has worked in community development since 2002.  He has previously worked as a Youth and Family Worker for Carryduff Presbyterian Church, an Activity Co-ordinator for Clanmill Housing, and a Community Outreach Officer for Mountpottinger and Merseyside Presbyterian Church. 

For Engage with Age John supports the operation and development of the G6 Greater Belfast Seniors’ Forum, and delivers a capacity building programme for groups across Belfast that develops their capacity to operate, run programmes and achieve their goals.


Tel: 028 9073 5696


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Engage with Age can accept referrals of individual older people aged 50+ who are at risk of loneliness and social isolation, inviting them to participate in group activities. Engage with Age offers one-to-one telephone befriending support for individual older people but does not currently provide in person visits to individual older people. To make a referral please complete the on-line Referral Form and submit or alternatively please print off a copy of the PDF Referral Form and send it to us. See also the Referral Criteria for details of who can be referred.

Referral Form Referral Criteria