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Two Generations

Social enterprise houseshare scheme aims to combat loneliness. In a world where we are more connected because of technology and social media, loneliness is more prevalent than ever. In Great Britain 2.6 million adults said that they felt lonely ‘often or always’ according to a report from the Office For

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Play Included

LEGO Foundation teams up with UK social enterprise to support autistic children. The LEGO Foundation has partnered with social enterprise Play Included to strengthen and support its activity clubs for autistic children. Play Included is a UK-based initiative responsible for Brick-by-Brick, a collaborative programme that supports learning through play. That’s

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Beam

Homeless to key worker: The social enterprise turning people’s lives around. “My daughter looks up to me a lot and I feel like I’m doing her proud. She’s a massive daddy’s girl and told all of her friends: ‘My Daddy is working on Christmas day!’” Key workers have been praised

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Creative Dimension Trust

The Creative Dimension Trust: Providing creativity opportunities for all. “I didn’t know it at the time…but these courses really shaped my future. They sparked my intrigue into the medium of glass and they helped me to build a portfolio which helped me to land a place in my current degree

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William Laven

The inspirational man bringing stammer prejudice to light. William Laven, a 22-year-old young man from Walton, UK, was born with a stammer. Despite experiencing devastating bullying, William is now encouraging others not to let the condition, or the pandemic, hold them back. He has mobilised a new movement to raise

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MELIOR

New social enterprise aiming to bring work back to unemployed people with disabilities. Two and a half million Brits are expected to be unemployed this year after the fall out of the pandemic. A concern for many has been how disabled people will fare with the aftermath. The unemployment rate

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Stop the Digital Divide

Hull charity narrows the Digital Divide for children in East Yorkshire. Hull-based charity, Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University, has helped 800 children get online this lockdown by donating devices that allows them to access online lessons and resources. HEY Children’s University started their “Stop the Digital Divide” campaign

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The Green Room

New accessible video podcast celebrates and demystifies accessible theatre. A 12-part accessible video podcast series celebrating the work and telling the stories of Deaf, disabled or neurodiverse artists and their allies in the performing arts, launched recently. The Green Room podcast aims to engage and empower theatre-makers to be more

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HYPE Merseyside

Social enterprise launches free online football skills sessions for kids. A Birkenhead-based social enterprise has launched free daily online football skills sessions, to help keep children active throughout the third national lockdown. HYPE Merseyside, is inviting children of all ages to join the free football skills sessions which are being

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CareTech Foundation

How CareTech Foundation are helping 10,000 young people into health and social care jobs. With National Apprenticeship Week taking place between February 8 – 14, CareTech Foundation and The Prince’s Trust play their part to #BuildTheFuture for health and social care. CareTech Charitable Foundation commits support to The Prince’s Trust

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Young people’s mental health

The importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health during the pandemic. Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) and John Lyon’s Charity (JLC) are working together to raise awareness about the importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. It has been an incredibly difficult

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Mindstars CIC

New social enterprise helping to put children’s mental health first across Sunderland. A Sunderland graduate has helped support the mental health and wellbeing of more than 5,000 children and families across the UK since launching her social enterprise during the lockdown. Drawing on her own experiences of mental health, as

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SS Dance & Wellbeing

The social enterprise bringing health and happiness to people of all ages and abilities. Meet Sophie Simpson – the dancer bringing health and happiness to people of all ages and abilities. The founder of SS Dance & Wellbeing, Sophie’s turned a childhood passion into a successful social enterprise. In a

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BookBike London

The social enterprise delivering books to homeless and vulnerable throughout lockdown A community hero has combined his love of cycling and reading for a project to deliver books to homeless and vulnerable people across Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham. Emdad Rahman, a school attendance officer from Barking, started the social

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Key workers

4 charities supporting key workers with their mental health Coronavirus is having a devastating impact on our mental health. We’ve heard it so many times in the newspapers and after numerous lockdowns and tier system restrictions, I think most of us are now feeling it too. Yet, throughout this crisis

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