Foundation Volunteer Forum

Foundation has developed a forum for volunteers. The purpose of the forum is to innovate how volunteers engage with Foundation and to empower teams, volunteers AND customers to get the best from volunteering. The forum meets four times a year and in attendance are Foundation staff, volunteers from the community and customer volunteers. The forum […]

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Food and Music – Working Together for Change.

Durham Groups have been developing over the last few years. Over time the team have worked alongside customers to co-produce activities that bring people together, developing team work, practical and social skills. The report describes three recent sessions co-produced with customers: The Durham team have held their fourth women’s only event which is proving to be very […]

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Foundation staff volunteer to build stronger relationships.

We can provide the best possible service to our customers when we work closely with other agencies and partners. Strong relationships and good communication are essential for a successfully collaborative approach that benefits those we support. Some of our Scarborough staff team went the extra mile, building relationships whilst giving back to the community: In June 2017, team […]

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The GREAT Big Lunch

The annual community event, The Big Lunch, joined forces with the Great Get Together, in memory of Jo Cox. The event is simply about bringing people together, enjoying good company and good food! The Harrogate Progress Group had their own Big Lunch, and as you’ll see from the report below, it was GREAT! This Year’s […]

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Volunteers and Groups – Foundation Activities

Many of the teams within Foundation are able to run groups where their customers can engage in various activities, from cooking to gardening, from beauty to crafts. For some teams, the groups are of a more sensitive and therapeutic nature and confidentiality is paramount. The Durham team run groups that customers can join to engage […]

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Progress Group: a hub for change

Our Harrogate Progress Group has been running for some time now and continues to develop its engagement with young people. The group currently has 6 volunteers and regular support from two ex-customers. Each week, partners from external organisations visit the group as a way to engage the young people. Here is an update from last […]

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