The Evolve Project has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the second time, in recognition of the excellent work they do with volunteers. Project Coordinator, Elaine James, is delighted that the project has been successful in renewing the quality standard after initially achieving it in 2008. ‘Our volunteers have supported the entire process and we’re really proud of everyone especially those who were interviewed on the assessment day.
Toogoodtowaste is a charity based within the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf providing essential household items for a minimum donation to people in need within the local community.
The Vale of Clwyd Mind was established over 25 years ago around the time of the closure of the Denbighshire asylum. The first project was to establish a residential care home. Subsequent projects have included being instrumental in establishing 2 user led organisations - North Denbighshire Survivor Network and the Conwy and Denbighshire Advocacy Service - two £1,000,000 projects aimed at supporting people to engage with valued occupations and the development of a social enterprise, a rural outreach programme covering two counties eight local offices, a carers project, a housing project (21 units) and day services. They are the regional centres for The A.S.I.S.T (suicide awareness training) and Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid, two Welsh Government supported projects, also running a small social enterprise - Chimera which runs a station cafe, outside catering and a domestic and commercial cleaning business.
Vision 21 is fast approaching 25 years of serving South Wales with the best vocational training and routes into employment for people with learning disabilities. However, it is fervently agreed upon within the organisation, that their dedicated army of volunteers have been extremely important to the overall success of Vision 21.
Published 13 July 2011
Swansea is celebrating achieving Investing in Volunteers for the second time and will continue its dedication towards volunteering services to BME women across Swansea.
Arts Factory is an independent development trust based in Ferndale in the Rhondda, an area of acute deprivation that is committed to building a strong, inclusive community. Arts Factory has been operating since 1990, has been widely recognised as a model of good practice. The development has a strong track record of delivering innovative projects on the ground and of including the most marginalised people in an already disadvantaged community in its work.
Caia Park Partnership is a registered charity based in Caia Park in Wrexham. The Partnership has been in existence for over fifteen years and delivers a needs-led service for people on Caia Park. The Partnership tries through providing training, support and advice to enable local residents to achieve their full potential. They offer a complete and complementary range of services that inter-link to support an individual to develop new skills and gain experience and confidence.
RASA are based in NW Wales and provide specialist support services for anyone 14+ across North Wales who has experienced or been affected by any form of sexual violence. They offer a counselling, helpline, practical and emotional support, they can accompany people to court, Healthcare providers, the Police etc. They also offer placements to counselling students and train volunteers. They can offer awareness raising sessions to community groups and professionals.
The Neath Port Talbot Youth Offending Team is made up of representatives from the local authority, Police, Probation Service, Social Services, Health, Education, Drugs and Alcohol misuse.