One of our Stay Connected members, Wiltshire Centre for
Independent Living, has won a national GSK IMPACT award. And
another, Brent Mind is reporting the success of 'Nucleus' their
mental health brokerage service.
Wiltshire CIL wins national award
More than 400 charities applied to be part of GSK's flagship UK
community investment pogramme and Wiltshire CIL is only one of 10
winners and have been recognised as standing out in their approach
in meeting the needs of disabled people.
The GSK IMPACT awards, run in partnership with the King's Fund
and now in their 17th year, are seen as a mark of achievement in
the healthcare charity sector. In addition to the £30,000 Wiltshire
CIL will receive in funding, winning organisations will also be
able to access training, development and networking opportunities
through a dedicated programme organised by the King's Fund.
For more information on Witshire CIL, please visit www.wiltshirecil.org.uk
Making self-directed support work people with mental
Brent Mind launched the Nucleus project in November 2011 and
since then the small team of three has been inundated with people
using their service for one-to-one action planning, peer support,
help with designing mental health trust recovery courses plus much
more. The team has also been asked by more than 200 organisations
to present on personalisation and self-directed support at
conferences, workshops and events.
For more information on the work of Brent Mind, please visit www.brentmind.org.uk
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