Entries by Gill Aconley

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 […]

Annan & District Day Centre

This Centre caters for around 100 members and is open four days each week.  It offers a welcoming, friendly and engaging facility for older people living in and around the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway. Allen Lane made a grant of £2,000 in October 2015 which will support the Centre’s training programme for […]

Campsie Road Over 50s Club

This is a volunteer-led group for older people living in Omagh.  It meets once a week at the British Legion Centre and around 40 people benefit.  The group aims to encourage older people to play an active role in the local community by boosting self-esteem and confidence, and creating opportunities to meet people they normally […]

TravellerSpace

TravellerSpace is a charity based in Penzance, which was established to support Gypsies and Travellers in Cornwall and the South West. It helps people to access services and opportunities available to the wider community, and to have a voice in decision and policy-making decisions. The charity works with more than 300 individuals a year and […]

City of Sanctuary Manchester

This organisation is part of the national City of Sanctuary movement – the general ethos being to make towns and cities more friendly and hospitable to asylum seekers and refugees. Established in Manchester in 2013, it works to encourage local businesses, charities, employers and individuals to pledge their support and do something that makes the […]