Entries by Gill Aconley

Northside 50+ Club

Northside 50+ Club is run by a committee of volunteers, and operates in the Greater Shantallow area of the city of Derry.  The Club meets weekly, every Monday morning at a local community centre, and has around 60 people attending (our numbers have gone up again this year).  The Club run a range of activities, […]

Sophie Hayes Foundation

This charity was established to provide long-term employability support to survivors of human trafficking. It works to prevent the re-trafficking of survivors through providing confidence and employability workshops, one-to-one coaching, work placements and education opportunities enabling long-lasting positive change to rebuild their lives. The Foundation has offered funding towards expanding the Sophie Hayes Programme in […]

Age Concern Sturminster Newton and North Dorset

This charity serves the largely rural area of North Dorset, and works from an office in Sturminster Newton.  It provides a range of services, offers information and advice, and carries out home visits.  It also runs a bereavement and befriending service which provides a volunteer to visit older people who are isolated in their homes.  […]

Contact Morpeth Mental Health

This charity exists to provide support for people experiencing mental health issues of a medium term or enduring nature, who are often isolated. Based in Morpeth, its remit is to cover south-east Northumberland. It offers a range of services including counselling, social interaction, discussion groups, activities and groups such as creative writing, crafts, mindfulness, and […]

Intergenerational Music Making

Based in Woking, this organisation runs intergenerational music projects across Surrey.  Its work focusses on targeting different groups of people over 60 who are affected by loneliness and social exclusion. Projects offer regular music therapy sessions, and bring together people from different generations to share the experience of making music together, improve wellbeing, and reduce […]

Safer Living Foundation 

Safer Living Foundation was established with the primary aim to provide evidence-based interventions which support offenders with sexual convictions as they move from prison into the community.  It runs three projects – a Circles project providing support and accountability for people on release back into the community; the Aurora project which offers therapy and support […]

The Family Forge

Based in Skelmersdale in West Lancashire, this organisation works to support a growing refugee and asylum seeker community.  It offers a variety of classes, such as English language, online driving theory, CV development, food safety and more.  It is filling a gap for asylum seekers and refugees to access ESOL classes locally.  Between 130 and […]

ToastLoveCoffee

ToastLoveCoffee is a community café, offering a warm welcome to the local community in the Harehills area of Leeds.  It operates as part of the Real Junk Food Project which helps to diver surplus edible food from local suppliers which would otherwise go to waste.   The café aims to create a culture of welcome, inclusivity […]

Home-Start East Sussex

This charity has been providing support to disadvantaged and vulnerable families for over 20 years from its base in Newhaven. It delivers two main services: a volunteer home visiting services; and a domestic violence service. In the June 2019 Trustee meeting, the Foundation has offered a grant towards the costs of offering support to women […]

Canterbury Care Centre

The Centre is run by the South West Surrey Association for Mental Health and is based in Guildford. It was founded in 1981. It is open three days a week and providing a safe space where everyone is welcomed as a person – not a diagnosis. It offers a timetable of activities including occupational therapy, […]