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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 →

Top tips for achieving your full potential

  Having trouble staying focussed and reaching your full potential? Our 8 top tips to help you take maximum action to achieve everything you set out to do: Tip 1 – Refocus for success – Set yourself goals and make sure you remain motivated to achieve them. Tip 2 – Raise your standards – Expect more of yourself, your life… 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 →

10 Top Tips For Supporting Staff Through Uncertain Times

Many charitable organisations struggle with letting staff go. Funding constraints often lead to staff facing redundancy which is difficult for all concerned. Top Tips for supporting staff through uncertain times: Engage staff in finding a solution to funding constraints, particularly if their role is affected Keep the whole staff team appraised of any possible job losses and what you are… Read more →