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Reconnections

Reconnections is a service to reduce loneliness and social isolation in Worcestershire, led by Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Reconnections works with a number of brilliant local partners, that cater for everyone. From befriending to boules, lunch clubs to libraries, pubs to pets! They are also supported by a number of amazing volunteers, whose commitment, friendliness and [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Case studies|0 Comments

Centrestage

Centrestage was opened in Kilmarnock in 2006 by Fiona McKenzie & Paul Mathieson without public or grant funding and operates with the ethos that anyone - regardless of age, background or experience – can gain life changing social benefits through active participation in the arts, particularly music, drama and dance. In 2017, Centrestage now delivers projects [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Case studies|0 Comments

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre

Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre started out as the Junction in 1994 and aiming to help signpost adults with learning disabilities to help and advice, the organisation quickly developed to meet the needs of this group by providing day-services and education to promote independence. In 2010 the organisation changed its name to Harrogate Skills 4 Living [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Case studies|0 Comments

Government Respond to Commission on Dormant Assets

In 2016, the government established the Independent Commission on Dormant Assets. The Commission was asked to report to government as to which additional dormant assets could be brought into an expanded dormant assets scheme. The Dormant Bank and Building Societies Accounts Act (2008) means that at present, only assets from the banking sector can be [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|latest news|0 Comments

Enhancing Communities 2017

RFL’s annual ‘Enhancing Communities’ event took place on 11 October 2017 marking its 6th year, with close to 100 attendees from financial institutions and other stakeholders across the UK. The agenda encompassed a variety of presentations including those from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, RFL Chairman Jane Hanson and CEO Adrian Smith, [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|latest news|0 Comments

Government unlocking £330 million from dormant accounts to build a fairer society

Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital will distribute cash to initiatives tackling a number of societal challenges These include housing vulnerable people, helping disadvantaged young people into work and dealing with problem debt By 2020 the total distribution from dormant accounts to good causes will reach over half a billion pound Up to £330 million [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|latest news|0 Comments

Reclaim Fund Ltd shortlisted for prestigious Investors in People Awards 2017

Cheshire based business Reclaim Fund Ltd has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Silver Employer of the year (2 - 49) category in the annual Investors in People Awards. The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners are announced [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|latest news|0 Comments

Inspirational Speeches Showcased

With over 80 attendees from a broad range of financial institutions and other stakeholders from across the UK, the ‘Enhancing Communities 2016’ Event took place on 12 October at ‘One Great George Street’, Westminster. The agenda comprised a number of presentations including those from Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, RFL Chairman Jane Hanson and CEO Adrian Smith, as well [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|latest news|0 Comments

Unforgettable.org

Unforgettable is a company set up to provide products, advice, and a supportive community to help all those affected by dementia. The story of Unforgettable was first conceived when founder James Ashwell was caring for his own mother, who had frontotemporal dementia. He found that he and his family struggled to find a range of [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Case studies|0 Comments

Oomph

Oomph! is an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to transforming the quality of life of older and vulnerable adults through exercise and activity provision. Oomph! provides training, support and services to empower anyone working with these groups to deliver a 360 degree approach to mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, proving our impact every step of the [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Case studies|0 Comments