Entries by Gill Aconley

Hartlepool Asylum Seeker and Refugee Group

This Group is run by volunteers and exists to provide help and support to refugees and people seeking asylum in the town of Hartlepool.  It runs a weekly drop-in support service at a church hall offering advice, friendship and a safe place to meet, with up-to 60 people attending.  Other organisations that are based out […]

Norwich International Youth Project

This charity supports around 150 young asylum seekers and refugees across Norfolk – with a large proportion aged between 18 and 25. Many of the young people arrived as Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and have little family or other support, and some young adults are in shared accommodation that has been made available for asylum […]

South West Community Chaplaincy

This charity is based in Exeter, and works across Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset. It has been working for over ten years to provide support to people leaving prison, aiming to rehabilitate and reintegrate people into their local communities.  Its work benefits around 150 men and women each year.  The main focus is through mentoring […]

HUMEN

HUMEN was established three years ago with the aim of preventing men from suffering in silence and dying too young. It’s work is preventative – encouraging young men to put the same amount of effort into maintaining and improving their mental health as many do to their physical health by exercising and going to the […]

Supported – The Community Eating Disorder Charity

The Linda Tremble Foundation, which has recently rebranded as Supported, aims to provide access to community based group support for people with an eating disorder and their families.  It works across different areas of Scotland through running support groups, and is based near the town of Cupar in Fife.  Supported also provides carers with training […]

Our Special Friends

This charity seeks to support and enhance the companionship and bond between people and their pets. It operates from Newmarket and covers West Suffolk. The work includes practical help for vulnerable or isolated people to manage their existing pets; visits from volunteers with a pet to lonely older people who are missing animal companionship; and […]

Here for Good

Here for Good is a charity that operates nationally, aiming to provide free high-quality immigration services to vulnerable EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their families.  It offers on-line advice and resources, an advocacy and casework service, phoneline and email support, and runs regular outreach events. The Foundation has awarded funding of £10,000 towards Here […]

The Friendly Bench

The idea of The Friendly Bench began in 2018, and was first set up in Bottesford, a small village in Leicestershire.  It response to growing social isolation and loneliness of older people in the village, local people came up with the idea of a safe, accessible, mini community garden with integrated seating.  The Friendly Bench […]

Safe Welcome After Prison (SWAP)

SWAP is based in Halifax, and offers a service to offenders leaving prison.  It works in close partnership with a range of other agencies, including supporting housing services that house the offenders it supports in a block of flats.  SWAP assists with resettlement on release, through advice, practical help, mental health support, social activities, and […]

Development Education in Dorset (DEED) 

DEED is a charitable company that works to tackle poverty, injustice and inequality and works with marginalised groups and local communities in Dorset. It runs training and educational workshops, and also specific project based around particular issues, such as around faith and ethnicity. At the June 2020 meeting, Allen Lane offered funding of £6,000 that […]