Entries by Gill Aconley

Margaret Carey Foundation

This organisation offers new skills and possible employment opportunities to prisoners within a number of prisons in the north of England.  It also runs projects in local communities for vulnerable people, and for specific groups.  The focus of the work is on renewing and repairing bikes or wheelchairs, which are then either sold in the […]

Town Break

Town Break is a registered charity which operates from Stirling and covers the mainly rural area of Stirlingshire.  It provides bespoke support to people living with dementia, particularly providing early intervention after diagnosis of dementia.  It aims to reduce the isolation and loneliness of individuals and to increase their health and wellbeing.  A range of […]

The Hub of Wishes

Based in Newton Aycliffe, The Hub of Wishes benefits people from across south east Durham.  It provides care and advice to people with mental health issues and develops projects and interventions that promote and enable independent living.  The charity runs an open drop-in on four days each week Monday to Thursday which include various activities […]

Avenue Multicultural Centre

Avenue Multicultural Centre was created through a partnership of four organisations that all work to provide support and aid to refugees and asylum seekers.  Based in Southampton, the Centre acts as a weekly drop-in session where partner organisations and others offer services. Assistance includes advice, access to legal or health services for example, as well […]

Compas Charity

Compas Charity provides a range of services to the Roma community in and around the Peterborough area. It runs a Saturday school for children, ESOL classes for adults, a newcomers guide on relevant information, helps organise cultural and traditional events, and gives support to individuals. The Charity’s main aim is to promote social justice and […]

Imago Dei Prison Ministry

This charity aims to provide care and support to women in prison, and help to equip and empower them to address the reasons for their crime, and go on to lead different lives upon release.  It currently operates in three women’s prisons – in Kent, Surrey and London.  A programme called ‘Free to Be’ covers […]

One Voice 4 Travellers

This organisation operates across East Anglia from its base on a Gypsy and Traveller site near Wisbech.  It works in partnership with others to provide support to Gypsy and Traveller communities, reduce all forms of violence, improve health and wellbeing, and promote equality and good relations with the settled communities.  It is a well-established and […]

Community Care Collaborative

Community Care Collaborative was established in Wrexham in early 2017 as a community interest company. Its aims are to develop and deliver health and social care services to vulnerable people in Wrexham where individuals are partners in their own care, treated with dignity and respect and afforded real choice in how they are supported and […]

Kent Refugee Help

This charity was initially established to provide support, advice and assistance to immigration detainees held at Dover Immigration Removal Centre.  Since that Centre’s closure in 2015, Kent Refugee Help’s focus moved to support people detained in Kent prisons and also HMP Pentonville in London.  It works with foreign national prisoners – some of the clients […]

Wythenshawe Safespots

This organisation aims to create a stronger and safer community and supports women who have experienced domestic abuse, working with them to rebuild their lives. It helps women to navigate the various services and agencies they might need, supports them in making their own choices, and advocates for them where necessary. It operates in the […]