Posts tagged with "training"

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Furniture Resource Centre

Posted by editor 23/01/2014 0 Comment 1659 views

Times are tough and furniture expensive. Figen Gunes discovers a way forward for low income households

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The Engine Shed

Posted by editor 17/01/2014 0 Comment 1888 views

Jenny McBain visits The Engine Shed, an Edinburgh ‘training’ café with a special place in the community

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Crisis Skylight Cafe

Posted by editor 02/12/2013 0 Comment 2132 views

Danielle Aumord dives into the training cafe at Crisis Skylight. // The London-based Crisis Skylight Cafe is perched on Commercial Street in the financial heart of the city. As you peer through the windows it looks cosy, and in stark contrast to many of the local eateries this is a cafe with a mission. “The café was […]

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Just for Kids Law

Posted by editor 07/06/2013 0 Comment 2506 views

By Figen Gunes “Courts say, ‘it is my role to punish.’ Lawyers say, ‘it is my role to get you off.’ And teachers say, ‘I only teach’  – but no one is looking at the whole picture of troubled children,” says Shauneen Lambe, co-founder of Just for Kids Law, a not-for-profit legal advice company for […]

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Souper Powers

Posted by editor 24/04/2013 0 Comment 1121 views

The Bath Soup company works with homeless people in its community but also with local growers and restaurants. Big Issue vendor Frank visited to uncover the secret of their magical socially-dynamic broth. “We’re not making soup to give to the homeless as a hot meal – the company the uses soup as a way of […]

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Emmaus

Posted by editor 19/09/2012 0 Comment 1563 views

“If I hadn’t come here, I would be dead.” John Gall, the day manager at Emmaus Cambridge, doesn’t look at all like a man who spent 10 years on the street. He is sure of himself, looks healthy and is happy. He is open about his story of living rough and finally being recommended to […]

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Beyond Food Foundation

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 2 Comments 3589 views

By Big Issue vendor Sharon Payne. The Beyond Food Foundation (BFF) runs two programmes to help people who either are, have been, or could, become homeless. Started by chef Simon Boyle, the Foundation aims to provide valuable skills, along with self-confidence in order to help people to gain meaningful employment. Boyle originally invited homeless people […]

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BEST of Broxstowe

Posted by editor 14/09/2012 0 Comment 2140 views

The Broxstowe Estate lies on Nottingham’s northwestern edge in the highly deprived Aspley district. Crime is high, unemployment is higher, and teenage pregnancies are the highest in Europe. Who will take on Aspley’s problems? Step forward Anna Mimms – an arts graduate with a career in further education who is now trained to hang fire […]

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