Entries by Gill Aconley

Memory Tree

Memory Tree is a community interest company based in Shipley near Bradford.  It has been established to provide support and mental stimulation for people with dementia, and at the same time provide respite and support for carers to share their experiences.  The organisation currently runs five fortnightly clubs in Shipley, Idle, Keighley, Kirkgate, and Burley-in-Wharfedale.   […]

English +

English + is a charity working in Norwich which aims to help new communities settle into the local area.  It supports adult refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrant communities, and assists with providing English language classes, informal conversation classes, and an art and craft session, as well as support in any other ways.  This includes […]

Charles Young Centre

The Charles Young Centre in South Shields has been established for 36 years.  It operates as a thriving community hub, whose core activity is the health and welfare of the elderly and disabled.  It runs daily activities, with lunch and activities, and also hires out the venue to other community projects locally.  Around 600 people […]

Prism Start

Prism Start is a community interest company in Norfolk aiming to help ex-offenders into employment, and therefore reducing the likelihood of reoffending. It assists people on release from prison, engaging with them to provide training and work experience. Staff then aim to match individuals with suitable employment opportunities, through developing links with local employers. Allen […]

Alternatives to Violence Britain

This is a charity working nationally to “help people learn how to handle conflict without resorting to, or becoming subject to, violence, in any of its numerous forms”. It runs workshops both in prisons and in the wider community, and a six-week distance learning programme for prisoners. In June 2018, the Allen Lane Foundation awarded […]

Hanseatic Union

Hanseatic Union is a charity in King’s Lynn in Norfolk.  Its main work is to promote community cohesion and support those who are disadvantaged, particularly the area’s growing migrant population.  The charity runs various ESOL classes at community venues in the town, which benefit around 40 people each year.  It also helps people with an […]

Operation Emotion

This organisation takes its name from a police investigation into rape and abuse in the south west in the 1990s.  Operation Emotion began as a self-help group and now provides specialist services and support to men who have been sexually abused.  It currently runs a weekly support group and a learning programme called Education Recovery […]

PeerTalk Charitable Foundation

The PeerTalk Charitable Foundation’s overall aims are to provide support to individuals, and their families, who live with depression.  It does this through establishing a network of facilitated peer support groups across the UK.  PeerTalk assists groups to set-up, offers training, resources and on-going support to the volunteers running the groups to ensure best practice.  […]

Age Connects Neath Port Talbot

This charity works to provide community based services for older people in the Neath Port Talbot area of south Wales. Each year on average it supports 8,500 people – helping with the provision of information and advice, and offering various activities, outreach projects and support schemes.  Overall the charity aims to support and enable older […]

Nottingham Rainbow Project

This Project aims to befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  It operates from a community venue on three days each week, and offers various activities, projects, trips and events, and also helps with food parcels and specific support to people who are destitute.  A befriending scheme works on a one-to-one […]