Summer Training Offer

  On the 10th and 11th of June I will be aiming to walk 54 miles in 24 hours in the Cairngorms, Perthshire to raise money for the Soldiers Charity. This charity supports soldiers and their dependants and offers a range of support including financial, practical and emotional help. My aim is to raise £2,000 and to help achieve this… Read more →

Third Sector Indigestion

Another year, another funding cut. At least we’ll get to deliver more public services for the privilege.  Take with one hand, take away with the other. That grant application offers some hope. If we could just differentiate our aims, objectives, outcomes and indicators, we might figure out how to measure them. Be more entrepreneurial they say. Start a trading arm!… Read more →

Western Bay Consortia Bid

Western Bay Consortia is a group of five organisations who have come together to bid collectively to fund specialist services around the theme of domestic abuse in the Swansea / Neath Port Talbot / Bridgend area. Considerable progress has been made by partners to formalise our joint working arrangement, create a risk register and range of policies and procedures that… Read more →

UK Sail Training Vessel of the Year awarded to Welsh vessel Challenge Wales

Challenge Wales, Wales’ Tall Ship has been awarded the UK Sail Training Vessel of the Year by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) at an industry event in Southampton. The award is given to a vessel which has had an exceptional year and has fulfilled both the sail training aspirations of ASTO… Read more →

Reflecting upon critical intervention management: What is the appeal for Empower?

  Someone once asked me “What are the key characteristics of an effective Critical Intervention Manager?” Without much thought, I replied “The ability to assess and respond quickly to situations, and a high tolerance for uncertainty!” Reflecting upon the question, uncovered for me why I find such a difficult role so rewarding and why we place it at the heart… Read more →