Entries by Gill Aconley

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 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 […]

The Equality Practice

The Equality Practice is a non-profit social enterprise based in Grimsby.  It runs various community development and social inclusion projects to benefit a range of beneficiary groups.  The aim overall is to improve equality and inclusion, celebrate the diversity of different communities and ensure all ‘are treated fairly and equally at all times, and have […]

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 […]

Priors Park Neighbourhood Project

This charity runs as a community hub on the Priors Park estate in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. It runs a number of regular activities and groups including a job club, careers advice, art groups, ESOL and IT classes, a café, advice sessions, a library facility and also offers room space and venues for other local groups […]

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, […]

Our Way Our Say

This charity works in the largely deprived area of Southward in Weston Super Mare. It was set up in response to the closure of youth clubs in and around the area and the resultant effect that this had on local families as well as the whole community. It established activities for younger children on three […]

Mind Active

Mind Active is a registered charity based in Bedlington, and works across this part of Northumberland. It aims to support and run social inclusion activities for older, disabled, or highly dependent people, as well as those with mental health difficulties. The charity works in residential care and nursing homes, as well as in the community […]