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#LocalCharitiesDay: Inspire Suffolk supporting young people onto a positive future

Sarah Rowe

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing and Communications Manager, Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people in Suffolk and North Essex onto a positive future. Each day, we work at the forefront of helping young people (16-25 years) to overcome multiple challenges and work to break down the barriers which they face into next steps in employment, education or further training.…

Making every day better through charity partnerships

Mark Evans

, — Civil Society

CEO, Telefonica O2 UK

I’m immensely proud to lead a company that defines its purpose as making every day better through personal experiences that count. Nowhere is this more true than in the diverse ways that our brand collaborates with partners and supports UK charities.For O2 charity begins at home, as it does for many people. We are proud…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Drive Forward on helping care-leavers achieve their potential

Ruby Lawrence

, — Civil Society

Head of Corporate Engagement, Drive Forward

At Drive Forward Foundation we are united around a belief that every young person deserves the chance to achieve their potential. Unfortunately, for care-leavers in the UK this is all too often not the case. These young people face a wide range of challenges including: financial and housing related instability, lack of positive and effective…

#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…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rediscovering self-worth with Woman’s Trust

Heidi Riedel

, December 12, 2017 — Civil Society

CEO Woman's Trust

Woman’s Trust provides free, confidential and non-judgemental mental health support to women across London who have been affected by domestic abuse. 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, something that can have a serious, long-lasting effect on women’s mental health and which is recognised as the most prevalent…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Charlie House is changing young lives

Sorcha Hume

, — Civil Society

General Services Manager, Charlie House

Charlie House is a small charity based in the North-East of Scotland; supporting babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families.   Making the most of every dayWe provide support by organising activities for the whole family. Some of our favourites are ice skating, bowling and sensory discos, but…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, December 11, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

We are Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind – a mental health charity local to Maidstone which is affiliated with the national charity, Mind. We work hard across Swale, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone to deliver a variety of person-centred services which focus upon providing people with accessible support when they are experiencing a mental health or emotional…

International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security

Madeline Carr

, December 10, 2017 — Digital

Dr Madeline Carr is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at UCL

In the second in our series of blogs covering our work on cyber security, Dr Madeline Carr, an associate professor at UCL who is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security. PETRAS has contributed extensively throughout the DCMS Secure by Default review.One…