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Monthly archives for July, 2016

Yellow Rose campaign radio tour

Posted on 28th July 2016 by

In July I have been on local radio several times talking about our Yellow Rose campaign to raise funds to reduce the impact of loneliness and isolation on people living in our City.

Jo Ivens & Guy Lloyd at Juice Radio's studios

Jo Ivens & Guy Lloyd at Juice Radio’s studios

Going on the radio feels quite a scary prospect the first couple of times. I had been envisaging massive headphones, lots of equipment and the prospect of stage-fright…

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Softening Hearts and Assuaging Loneliness

Posted on 25th July 2016 by

Assuntina Susan and Naomi NCS

In June, we were bathed in the sunshine of publicity around the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service that was awarded to the Neighbourhood Care Scheme. This rather overshadowed the renewal of our Approved Provider Standard (APS) accreditation in April. This quality mark is not as glamorous as the Queen’s Award, nor does it lead to visits to Buckingham Palace. However, it is as important. Awarded by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), it certifies that we meet their criteria for the safe and effective provision of befriending support.

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