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Single Parent Action Network (SPAN)
Do you refer single parents to support services? We can help…
Free Confidential, Email Advice Services for Single Parents
Single parents that you support can receive free confidential 1-2-1 advice on a range of serious issues that can help prevent an issue become a crisis.
www.onespace.org.uk, the interactive parenting site for single parents, provides a unique free email advice service, on a range of subjects (please click on the links below), in partnership with experienced experts that single parents can access 24/7 from anywhere they can access the internet.
Please relay this essential information to any single parents or organisations that may find this useful as it could prove invaluable to a single parent in crisis.
- Debt and Benefits – Money advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau
- *New* Domestic Abuse and Violence – Emotional and practical issues… Leslie Welch has over 30 yrs experience.
- Family Law / Legal Advice - Contact Issues, Care Proceedings, Social Services involvement with the family, Financial Disputes, from Solicitors Simpson Millar
- Child Support Agency – from national CSA expert Jean Smith
- Relationship Advice – Partners, Ex partners, In-laws, Ex In-laws etc, from Counsellor and relationships expert Louise Burke
- Support Services Local to You – For single parents looking for local training, activities and support in their area, from the One Space team
Our services for single parents are free; please help single parents to access these much needed resources. To find out more please see www.onespace.org.uk
If so, then we know a charity that may be able to help.
non-chilled food from supermarket distribution centres and food manufacturers that is
surplus to their requirements and would otherwise be wasted. They then distribute this
food to organisations that look after others, for example, lunch clubs, day centres,
addiction and homes support and school breakfast clubs. They already deliver to more
than 100 projects in Bristol, Bath, Weston and Gloucestershire and are just starting to
work in Somerset.
or call 0117 9542220 or 07976 603713.
Emotional Outreach Project
Life Skills Sessions in the South Somerset Locations: Chard, Langport and Yeovil
Please call 01935 474875 to book a place or come along on the day
Recycle, Benefit your Environment, Raise Funds for our Charity
Please donate your unwanted Gold, Silver, Costume Jewellery and Watches
We have come up with a simple way for you to help boost the much needed funds of our charity and benefit your environment. We are running an unwanted Jewellery Recycling Collection.
Please donate any unwanted jewellery towards this recycling appeal; gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches… Then all your unwanted items can be turned into a donation for us.
You can do a full ”spring clean” of your jewellery box or just give items you no longer wear. Even damaged, broken and incomplete items will help; so all the odd earrings and snapped chains are a great start!
To send your jewellery to us parcel up your jewellery and post free of charge to:
Compass Disability Services
If you can, please ask your family, friends and colleagues to participate in this Jewellery Recycling Collection.
Why should I recycle? Recycling reduces the demand for raw materials. This means less mining or quarrying. Many parts of the world have been blighted by mining and quarrying, which destroy the natural environment and wildlife habitats and can cause environmental and health problems for local people. Recycling is one way in which our community can lessen their usage of resources and help protect the environment. Everything you give us is turned into cash for us, recycled and put to good use!
Why not set up your own Jewellery Recycling Scheme. This scheme is open to any school, church, charity or community group and is a fantastic way to raise vital funds and support the environment at the same time. To register, click here, complete the form and return to: Freepost, Central Recycling or fax to 0121 3083738 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your support
CLICK FOR MORE INFO http://www.compassdisability.org.uk/index.php?page=jewellery-recycling
British Telecom - Free Community Web Kit to enable charitable groups to build their own website
A free website is offered to small charitable voluntary and community groups in the UK that provide a clear benefit to the local community.
A simple-to-build website may be constructed from simple on-screen instructions on the Internet.
The services provided are free.
Applicants receive free website hosting.
Registered charities, voluntary-led organisations/groups or non-profit-making organisations are eligible to apply.
Applications may be made at any time.
For further detailes go to http://www.btplc.com/
Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme now law
After completing its final stages in the House of Lords and receiving royal assent, the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012 is now on the statute books. Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) will allow eligible charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs to claim Gift Aid style top-up payments on small cash donations without requiring the donor to provide a Gift Aid declaration. HM Revenue and Customs link for more information http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/news/gasds.htm.
Key questions for charity trustees:
The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has produced a checklist of '15 questions trustees need to ask'. While not every question will be relevant to every charity, "the checklist reflects a good practice approach your charity should use when regularly reviewing the way it operates".
Volunteers not to be charged for new record checks:
The new portable criminal record checking system will not charge a fee for volunteers, the government has announced following calls from volunteering organisations. When the DBS 'Update Service' goes live in the spring, once a volunteer has a check they should not need to undergo a new one every time they take up a volunteering opportunity. Home Office announcement http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/portable-crb-checks, Civil Society Media news item http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/14082/ or Volunteering England press release.
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