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. At present Engage with Age does not offer one-to-one support for individual older people and cannot visit 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.

Online Referral Form PDF Referral Form Referral Criteria