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Fountaindale School Fund £25,000
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Fountaindale School Fund

Fountaindale School is a busy, vibrant and popular SEN school for up to 75 children aged from 3 to 19 years...

Fountaindale School is a busy, vibrant and popular SEN school for up to 75 children aged from 3 to 19 years. The school serves the county of Nottinghamshire and its neighbouring authorities. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan/Statement of Special Educational Needs due to physical disability, complex medical needs and associated learning difficulties, including sensory impairment and profound and moderate learning difficulties. The pupils are cared for by a multi-disciplinary team of staff that includes Teachers, Wellbeing Assistants, School Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.

Newark Emmaus Trust £4,000
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Newark Emmaus Trust

Newark Emmaus Trust is a registered charity providing housing with professional care, support and training to 34 single homeless young people aged 16-25 years including young mothers and their babies...

Newark Emmaus Trust is a registered charity providing housing with professional care, support and training to 34 single homeless young people aged 16-25 years including young mothers and their babies. As a social landlord the Trust is governed by a Management Committee of 9 volunteer directors who employ a team of professional staff to work intensively with the young people accommodated. The staff provides 24 hour care and support as well as basic and life skills training to prepare the young people for their eventual move into independent rented accommodation within the local community.

All of our residents are extremely vulnerable, and as well as being homeless they may have learning difficulties and have negative experiences of formal education. Some have been in long-term foster care and may have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse including domestic violence often resulting in the young people being under-achievers having had poor school attendances. As a result many have problems reading and understanding how to successfully complete even the most simple application forms and very few have any academic qualifications, often lacking the very basic literacy and numeracy skills to even make a claim for welfare benefits in order to support themselves.

Pulp Friction £6,000
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Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction works with adults aged 16-30 who have Learning Disabilities/Learning Difficulties (LDD)...

Pulp Friction works with adults aged 16-30 who have Learning Disabilities/Learning Difficulties (LDD). We support our young people to develop social skills, independence and work readiness skills as well as seeking long term paid employment. We do this by training LDD young people to prepare and serve food at the Nottingham Fire and Rescue HQ, the NFRS Training Centre and at the visitor cafe for the National Museum of Justice in Nottingham.

We support Social Eating events in Nottingham which target less well-off communities by cooking meals and as much as possible, all our meals are prepared using surplus food from supermarkets. In addition, we run Smoothie Bikes at public events; using a vintage ice cream tricycle to attend weddings and a catering project called Pulp Friction Kitchen which delivers cooking courses and offers catering to local organisations and access to food safety training. All profits from the above activities go towards subsidising a programme of social and leisure activities which include an Inclusive Community Choir, two Allotment Projects, an Accessible Nordic Walking Group, Disco and Karaoke Nights, residential opportunities, training courses and parent and carers support.

Radford Care Group £4,000
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Radford Care Group

Our centre is a joyful place where you can enjoy arts and crafts, exercise, day trips, entertainment, a hair salon, pampering, refreshments all day and a hot two course lunch...

Our centre is a joyful place where you can enjoy arts and crafts, exercise, day trips, entertainment, a hair salon, pampering, refreshments all day and a hot two course lunch. We are a charity which began in 1968 and have our own purpose built centre welcoming older people in Nottingham to our friendship group. Our centre also has a specialist day care service for those in the community in need of extra support. Our aim is to alleviate loneliness and isolation and ensure that older people feel they belong within their community and have better access to quality care, thereby improving their health and well-being.

The centre supports elders to continue to live independently, and in many cases give vital respite to their carers. We also offer a carers support group and more detailed dementia information sessions for carers looking after a loved one with a diagnosis of dementia. We have qualified dedicated staff and 15 volunteers who support us each week.

Rutland House School for Parents £15,000
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Rutland House School for Parents

Children attend School for Parents from the age of 6 months to 12 years of age. They have a range of disabilities and challenges including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Global Development and other genetic conditions...

Children attend School for Parents from the age of 6 months to 12 years of age. They have a range of disabilities and challenges including Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Global Development and other genetic conditions. Babies & children with disabilities need extra support to consciously learn life-skills that come more naturally to others. These include communicating, eating and drinking, problem-solving and playing, not just literacy and numeracy. We help them find a solution that works for them. We are a Nottingham-based charity that meets these needs using the principles of conductive education, a holistic education approach. It is not a ‘therapy’ or a ‘treatment’, but rather a method of teaching practical ways to manage the additional challenges that accompany a disability. Parents have needs too.

 

Working side-by-side with parents, we help improve outcomes for children. They require skills to help their son or daughter thrive, the time and support to get to know their child and the knowledge to get the best from other services; ” I was overwhelmed by grief. I couldn’t cope with the realisation of the enormity of my daughter’s lifelong needs. School for Parents helped me from falling apart; they showed me how to understand her needs and how to love her. Looking back now, it was the one constant factor that held us together in the early days” – a parent.

We R Here £4,000
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We R Here

We R Here support children, young people and adults who have experienced traumatic events including, but not limited to, grief, bereavement, domestic abuse, serious illness and estrangement from families...

We R Here support children, young people and adults who have experienced traumatic events including, but not limited to, grief, bereavement, domestic abuse, serious illness and estrangement from families. We offer free, non time-limited, one to one counselling by experienced workers or as a family group.

Counsellors are qualified to at least degree level and members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. We also run free groups for women to build self-esteem and have seen multiple successes, for example, in terms of helping people stop reliance on prescribed medication, to enter the workplace or to lead healthier lives.

We help our service users to value themselves and rediscover their own worth, many go on to volunteer themselves. We train other professionals, so they are better equipped to help their own service users whose lives/parenting capacity is being affected by experiences of trauma. Recovery from trauma is a journey, not time limited, and varies from one individual to another and in respecting this, WE ARE HERE for as long as WE ARE NEEDED.

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