It’s that time of the year again! Autumn is fast-approaching and we’re getting ready for our Vintage and Craft Fair fundraiser in November. It’s going to be a fabulous event to go along to as the days turn colder and drearier. Our sellers will be offering Vintage homewares, children’s clothes, glass, jewellery and crafts, if... Read More
Our new Fundraising Coordinator Melodie started her employment with us last week. She has settled in well and is enjoying working with her new colleagues in the Communicare office. Melodie is a big coffee fan and is ensuring that all of us are supplied daily with all a good strong brew of freshly ground bitter... Read More
We’re excited to be launching our next Vintage & Craft Fair – Saturday 11th November at the Victory Gospel Centre. If you would like a stall at £15/6ft space + a high quality raffle prize, please contact Melodie at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8021 6023. We look forward to hearing from you.
We started today’s volunteer forum with a discussion about new staffing and offices and then (after cake and drinks – obviously!) moved on to some first aid training from The British Red Cross. Louise was a fab educator; everyone left feeling more confident about dealing with lots of different scenarios that one might come across... Read More
Emily’s maternity leave is almost upon us. Her last day will be Friday 11th August, providing everything stays straightforward until then! We have recruited two people for her year’s maternity leave cover: Kirsty Cummins (5hrs/week Tuesday and Thursday) to run the finances – paying expenses, taking donations etc. Melodie Walter (35hrs/week) to host and organise... Read More
Our Manager, Annie was delighted to be invited to speak to the guys at Unity 101 today. They wanted to know all about what it’s like to volunteer with us and what sorts of things we are able to help people with. If you missed it, you can listen again here: http://www.podcast.canstream.co.uk/unity101/index.php?id=17958
We’ve had two fab Dementia training sessions with our volunteers this week. Huge thanks to Karen Hughes for coming to talk to us about Dementia Friends and giving us all a badge and also to Dawn from The Alzheimer’s Society for being prepared to answer our questions on what is being done to help those... Read More
We are delighted that Communicare has been awarded a grant by the Big Lottery to cover the next 5 years, which is designed to allow us to considerably expand the work we do. Great news for the 140 people currently on our waiting list! The grant gives us around £50,000/year to help with our running costs... Read More