Entries by Gill Aconley

Inter Madrassah Organisation

This registered charity provides a range of services largely aimed at young people and families in the Blackburn area.  It works with black and minority ethnic families to combat disadvantage and to overcome difficult and different challenges through various projects and services.  Each year it supports many hundreds of people. The Women 4 Women project […]

English Language Study Centre

This organisation is based in Liverpool, and supports migrant communities from across Merseyside.  It runs a number of English classes each week, supporting around 300 individuals a year.  The majority of students come to the classes with little or no English, and so many of the classes are aimed at beginners.  The organisation aims to […]

Beyond the Streets

Beyond the Streets is a national charity, working from a base in Southampton.  Its focus is to support women who are involved in prostitution across the UK, either directly, or via the national network of local projects which it coordinates.  The charity’s overall vision is “to see a world where people are free from sexual […]

Young at Heart Club

The Young at Heart Club works to benefit older people by offering a friendly social club in their local towns.  Three separate day-time sessions are run at venues in Tiverton and Burlescombe, and around 40 people benefit from these each week. Transport is provided by volunteers and there is a range of activities (such as […]

Wear Valley Women’s Aid

Wear Valley Women’s Aid is a well-established charity, based in Bishop Auckland, which supports women from across the North East.  It provides emergency and temporary supported accommodation to women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse, alongside a range of support options, advice and guidance.  The charity offers a comprehensive outreach project, one-to-one and counselling […]

Morton Hall Detainee Visitors Group

This Group operates as a network of trained volunteer visitors who offer emotional and practical support to detainees who are held at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre.  The Centre is located in a remote part of Lincolnshire and can hold up to 392 male detainees.  Many of those who are held are asylum seekers waiting […]

Antrim Retirement Group

Antrim Retirement Group is a constituted group working with older people in Antrim, Northern Ireland.  The Group offers a monthly meeting for members, often with a guest speaker.  The talks cover a wide range of topics of interest to the members, and have recently included photography, health and cookery.  There are twice-yearly trips organised too.  […]

Mental Health Advocacy

This charity is based in Hull and is a user-led service with a focus on people with mental health issues.  Overall aims are to provide support, information and assistance, through the provision of a high quality independent advocacy service.  Outcomes of the work are that beneficiaries will become more empowered, with the tools to self-advocate […]

Solva Care

Solva Care is a community interest organisation in the village of Solva, in Pembrokeshire.  It was established specifically to address the needs of the older people in the area following a detailed community survey which found a significant lack of person centred help and support. Solva Care ran a two-year pilot which included training volunteers, […]

La Dolce Vita Project

La Dolce Vita means ‘The Good Life’ – and is a charity based in Derry, Northern Ireland. It’s main aim is to empower, improve, support and make a lasting difference to the lives of people impacted by domestic and sexual abuse/violence, and works with both women and men. It offers a range of services including […]