Entries by Gill Aconley

West Midlands OCD Support Group

This Group operates as a self-help support group for anyone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and their carers. It is one of the largest and most long-standing independent groups in the country and has network links with major national charities such as OCD Action and OCD-UK.  The Support Group meets each month in Birmingham, though […]

Parkfields Community Centre

This Community Centre has been running for 50 years, serving the local people of Mold in north Wales.  It opens every day each week, offering a variety of classes and sessions aimed at meeting local need.  These include a community café, foodbank, yoga, kids clubs and activities, English and Maths lessons and crafts.  It also […]

Shine PND Support

This charity works to support women and their families who are affected by postnatal depression.  It offers services in three locations – in Cirencester, Swindon and Dursley – and aims to fill a gap in local provision, working closely with the NHS Perinatal Team.  Shine PND Support provides a wide range of services aimed at […]

Taunton Welcomes Refugees

This charity is based in Taunton, and works with refugees and asylum seekers across a much wider area of West Somerset. Some are accommodated through the dispersal system to the area, and others in a pre-dispersal hotel in the area that houses over 250 asylum seekers. Taunton Welcomes Refugees helps people on a case-by-case basis, […]

Runforever

Runforever is a non-profit community organisation, set up in Aberdeenshire in March 2023. It seeks to address issues of re-offending and stigma in prison environments and aims to reorientate mainstream goal-oriented rehabilitation programmes towards a practice of freedom and equality. The group promotes a running club as a bridge between the prison and the community […]

Male Survivors Partnership

This charity is the national umbrella agency for organisations working with males affected by unwanted sexual experiences.  It has been running for over ten years and has extensive professional experience in the area of sexual abuse and survivor support.  The Partnership is made up of more than 50 member charities and groups that provide support […]

Honour Thy Woman Group

Honour Thy Woman was set up by a survivor of domestic abuse who wanted to help other women. The Group is based in Gloucester and works across the county of Gloucestershire.  It supports women and those who identify as women, and also specialises in helping women from asylum seeking communities referred by partner agencies.  The […]

You Can Flourish

You Can Flourish was set up in 2015 to respond to a growing number of local girls and young women suffering with low self-esteem and poor wellbeing.  It is based in Leamington Spa, with a reach across Warwickshire.  You Can Flourish helps girls and young women from all walks of life, who are dealing with […]

Napier Friends

Napier Friends provides a range of services and activities for people who are seeking asylum and accommodated at Napier Barracks near to Folkestone in Kent. The Barracks can house around 400 people, largely in dormitory accommodation, and is used for single men, generally for two-three months before being moved on elsewhere.  Napier Friends runs session […]

Sapcote Memory Hub

Sapcote Memory Hub is a community interest company working across Leicestershire from its venue in the village of Sapcote.  The Hub offers activity sessions and support groups for people living with dementia or memory problems.  It provides cognitive stimulation therapy as part of the sessions which is proven to improve quality of life for older […]