Entries by Gill Aconley

Survivors of Torture Activity Fund

This Manchester-based group works to support survivors of torture that come to the UK as asylum seekers. The Activity Fund offers support on a long-term basis, and aims to ease the physical and mental pain often experienced by survivors of torture. Work includes encouraging and assisting people to access community facilities, helping people to source […]

Eating Distress North East

Eating Distress North East works to support anyone affected by eating distress – a term used to include people with eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia for instance, and all those with anxieties around, or difficult relationships with, food and eating. Based in central Newcastle, it’s services are open to anyone from Northumberland, Tyne […]

The Maggie Oliver Foundation

The Maggie Oliver Foundation works to support adults who had been victims of child sexual abuse. Named after its founder, a former detective who exposed the Rochdale grooming scandal after she resigned from the police force over ten years ago, the Foundation is based in Manchester but has a national reach. It provides support in […]

Larne Wellbeing Hub

Larne Wellbeing Hub offers various services for anyone in the local community who is affected by a range of issues including mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, and addiction or substance misuse, suicide, or self-harm.  Free counselling is available, along with drop-ins, wellbeing ‘check-ins’, mentoring, a listening ear service and one-to-one emotional support. […]

African Women Impact

African Women Impact works with BME communities, especially women and young people, in order to give advice, information and support on a range of issues including education, health, domestic violence, immigration, employment etc.  It is based in Walsall in the West Midlands.  The charity runs various projects that aim to bring women together for peer […]

Elder Voice

Elder Voice works from Blairgowrie across a large rural part of Eastern Perthshire.  It offers a range of services that aim to benefit and advise older people living in the area.  It runs a befriending scheme, offers regular shopping and prescription uplift services, provides a community and patient transport project, and offers a ‘Store to […]

Pershore and District Volunteer Centre

Pershore and District Volunteer Centre offers three main activities locally. These are: recruiting and placing around 100 volunteers each year for the centre and various local voluntary and community organisations; a community transport scheme that includes volunteer drivers and accessible minibuses, and; a lunch club that meets three times a month for around 40 older […]

The Recruitment Junction

This charitable organisation effectively operates as a social recruitment agency for people with convictions. It was established in mid-2020 and is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Its overall aim ‘to see people with convictions re-discover as sense of purpose through work, and become role models who drive positive generational impact across their families’. The Recruitment […]

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes was set up in 2020 in response to the number of migrant women fleeing domestic abuse who were then turned away from refuges due to their immigration status.  The charity is based in Manchester and is a BME-led, run by, and for, migrant women, and provides specialised services.  It aims to enable […]

Welcome House

Welcome House was established in 2020 with the primary aim to welcome and offer emotional and practical support to asylum seekers in Hull. The founder is an asylum seeker who has many years’ experience of supporting other refugees and asylum seekers, and has support from the City Council and others. A city centre building is […]