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“Volunteering changed my life” – Charli’s Story

February 13, 2020 — Civil Society

To mark Student Volunteering Week, we talk to Charli Clement, 19, from Birmingham, who found the answer to her teenage isolation and lack of confidence in becoming a Scout Leader.When I was 15, I ended up in a mental health unit for a couple of months and it was really rough. When I finally came…

Derby: A Heritage High Street success story

September 14, 2019 — Culture

High Street Heritage Action Zones build upon Historic England’s record of reviving high streets with Partnership Schemes in Conservation Areas (PSiCAS). These are collaborations with Local Authorities and building owners that reverse decline and build confidence by restoring historic buildings. Derby PSiCA ran between 2008-2016, and transformed the city centre’s fortunes by attracting new investment…