Entries by Gill Aconley

SHE UK

SHE stands for Supporting, Healing and Educating.  The charity works across Nottinghamshire from an office in Mansfield, with weekly face-to-face services also available in Newark, Worksop and Nottingham.  SHE UK provides therapeutic and practical support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation.  It aims to provide a comprehensive and holistic service to improve […]

Town Break

This charity works to help people with early to moderate dementia, and to improve their quality of life.  It hopes to enable people with dementia to maintain their independence in the community and support carers.  It provides a range of services from the Community Hospital in Stirling, Scotland; including advice and information services, a twice-weekly […]

Wye Community Farm

Wye Community Farm is owned and run by its members and is set up as a Community Land Trust.  It’s main aim is in demonstrating important new ways for the public to reconnect with where their food comes from and how the countryside is managed.  The Farm manages livestock, farmland and woodlands around the village of Wye, near […]

Borrowbrook Home Link

This charity works to combat isolation and social exclusion amongst older people living in and around the villages of Ockbrook and Borrowash between Derby and Nottingham.  It organises regular lunch clubs, chair-based exercise and basic computer skills classes, as well as home visits by volunteer befrienders and a bereavement service.  An advice centre is open […]

Beeston Women’s Group

This self-help group is for women with varying levels of mental health issues to come together with others that understand.  It aims to reduce feelings of isolation, give members something positive to look forward to, and provide a confidential setting to enable them to relax and be themselves.  The Group focuses on aiding recovery and […]

Restore & Resettle

R&R is a drop-in centre for ex-offenders.  It offers a complete advice and guidance service, from claiming benefits, completing forms, and using a telephone.  Staff and volunteers help boost life skills and well-being through training courses, gardening, a range of activities and offering employability support.  The centre is located in Hull and sees people referred […]

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support

The overarching aim of this charity is to break the repeat cycle of domestic abuse in all its forms, and to help make positive changes in people’s well-being.  West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support works across a large rural area, and offers a range of services including the provision of advice, information, guidance as well as […]

PHOEBE

PHOEBE stands for Promotion of Health, Opportunity, Equality, Benevolence and Empowerment and it works across Suffolk from its centre in Ipswich.  The charity aims to promote greater inclusivity and address domestic violence within immigrant and refugee communities.  If offers specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy and support, and counselling services to more than 300 women each […]

Community Action Machynlleth & District

This charity, known as CAMAD was established to mobilise volunteers to provide help and support, largely to older and less able people. It works around the Machynlleth area of Powys, and helps more than 80 people each week.  Amongst its services, CAMAD runs a community car scheme, a lunch club, a meals on wheels project, […]

Hands & Gillingham Volunteer Centre

This Volunteer Centre operates across the Medway area of Kent and works in two ways: as a provider of volunteers for organisations who wish to use volunteers in their work; and also through direct service provision via the Hands scheme.  This scheme offers a variety of services in the local community, using its own volunteers […]