local charities

Everybody needs Good Neighbours!

Min Marshall

, June 20, 2019 — local charities

My name is Min, I’m 89 this year and I live in sheltered accommodation in North Shields in the North East of England. I’ve been coming to the Voluntary Organisations Development Agency’s (VODA) Good Neighbour Shopping Scheme for several months now, ever since my Warden noticed how much trouble I was having with my shopping.…

Speak With IT and Aphasia – a problem with words

Hattie Foreman

Hattie Foreman, June 4, 2019 — Digital

Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator, Speak With IT

What is Aphasia?Aphasia is a word that 85% of our population are unfamiliar with, which is remarkable considering the disorder affects over 350,000 people in the UK. Following a stroke or brain injury, aphasia impacts the survivor’s ability to utilise and understand language, meaning every word can become as foreign as “aphasia” is to many…

NHS 70: House of Memories app

Sam Vaux

, July 5, 2018 — Culture

House of Memories Marketing Officer, National Museums Liverpool

The My House of Memories app is one example of digital health innovation in the NHS – helping people living with dementia, their carers, and family to share memories together.The National Health Service turns 70 today, 5 July 2018 – a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. House of…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Art from the hArt

Annie Jeffery

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Art therapy forms the backdrop of this inspirational charity based in Hampshire.  Established in 2014 by Sculptor Annie Jeffery, hArt was born from a passion to nurture and encourage creativity within children and adults to help prevent and alleviate physical, mental and social problems. Art as therapy It is well known that many famous artists have used…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Something for everyone at New Forest Mencap

Liz Rolf

, — Civil Society

Chair, New Forest Mencap

As the voice of learning disabilities in the New Forest, we are delighted to be taking part in our first #LocalCharitiesDay. The Gateway Club New Forest Mencap provides leisure activities through our social club known as The Gateway Club, we host four sessions per week in two locations across the forest, New Milton and Brockenhurst. The…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent charity CXK gives young people practical skills

Pauline Smith

, December 13, 2017 — Civil Society

CXK Chief Executive

At CXK, we deliver a range of programmes to enhance young peoples’ skills, designed to help 16-25 year olds and particularly those who are vulnerable and not in education, employment or training (NEET). The aim if for participants to develop the vocational skills and confidence they need to progress into meaningful and sustained education or…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Music in Mind tackling mental health

Mark Davyd

, — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

Mental health problems and mental illness in children and young people are far more prevalent than most people realise. Approximately three children in every classroom have a diagnosed mental health issue and the children and young people referred to support services have a range, or combination of, extremely complex mental health difficulties. These can include…