PACE (Play, Adventures and Community Enrichment) is a new voluntary organisation that was founded by a group of parents, childcare and play work professionals who came together to start a social enterprise. PACE came into being with the specific aim of developing inclusive, high quality play and childcare services and to support the parents of disabled children into work and training. We now manage a range of inclusive play settings in the London Borough of Camden delivering childcare for 2 and 3 year olds, after school and holiday play provision for children aged 4 –12 years, as well as overnight ‘short breaks’ and mentoring services for children aged 5-14 years. Our founding parents also run a successful disability awareness programme for staff and children. PACE works with children with a range of different needs and abilities from a range of backgrounds, and believe that this diversity enriches friendship and play opportunities. Each of our settings work closely with children in planning and delivering structured and free play activities including arts and crafts, sports, dance and drama. PACE is also committed to reconnecting children with nature and as much as possible we hope to incorporate this into our programmes, including planting, growing and building outdoor structures.
The Royal Alexandra & Albert School
The Royal Alexandra & Albert School was originally set up 250 years ago as an orphanage and is now a respected boarding and day school with a reputation for high standards of achievement. Her Majesty the Queen is its Patron. The charity’s main object is to maintain a public school for boys and girls who are without one or both parents or whose special circumstances make it desirable that they should go to a boarding school.
The Royal College of Nursing
The Royal College of Nursing is the leading professional union and royal college for nursing in the United Kingdom. External advisers play a key role in our main governance committees to inform and support our decision making.
As an External Adviser, you will provide independent and objective specialist advice to our Audit, Business and Investment, Committees. You will have an interest in the work of the College, as well as the skills and experience to help one of these committees fulfil their responsibilities.
On Track Education Services Ltd
On Track Education Services Ltd was established in 2005 by a group of five teachers as a result of seeing a real need to provide full-time education placements for very vulnerable and challenging young people to meet both their academic and non-academic needs. A ‘not for profit’ company was set up to provide specialist alternative education provision through our own schools for groups of vulnerable young people, including LAC, with or without statements. Unique, self-funding sustainable services are provided to Local Authorities and schools in six locations; Northampton, Totnes in Devon, Mildenhall in Suffolk, Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, Westbury in Wiltshire and Silsoe in Bedfordshire. All six On Track Education Centres are DfE-registered as Special Independent Schools for students between 11 and 18 years old and has students placed with us by schools nationwide. Our students can be some of the most vulnerable in society, having a history of disrupted school experiences and limited achievement due to exclusions, multiple placements, challenging behaviours and other barriers to leaning including Special Educational Needs. Please find full information about how our curriculum is put together and accredited here.
St Joseph's Hospice
St Joseph's Hospice is looking for two new Trustees to join the Board to help provide strategic direction to enable the Hospice to achieve its mission and to be effectively managed in line with its core values.
The organisation was established in 1905 by a small group of Religious Sisters of Charity who had come to work in Hackney to address the plight of the poor in this impoverished area of London. The Hospice remains under their care today, although it was recently incorporated as a separate charitable company.
St Martin in-the-Fields is a landmark church in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London. It is unique in bringing together extensive charitable work, a large cultural programme and a thriving commercial enterprise, all rooted in a vibrant and inclusive congregational life.
Throughout its history, St Martin's has been an innovator and boasts an impressive list of notable achievements and contributions to wider society: it was the location of the first lending library and of the first religious broadcast. Amnesty International was conceived at St Martin’s, Liberty was founded here and Shelter and the Big Issue were both launched here. From 2006-8 St Martin’s engaged in a remarkable £36m renewal programme; the church now offers a host of different activities and meeting places. Visitors can take part in daily church services, attend regular concerts and jazz nights, view free art exhibitions and enjoy shopping and meals in the award-winning Café in the Crypt or Café in the Courtyard.
TRINITY HOSPICE SHOPS LIMITED
Making a difference to end of life care in London
Chair Trinity Hospice Shops Limited and Trustee of Trinity Hospice Board
London - Voluntary
Trinity Hospice’s thriving network of 24 shops are highly successful and a vital source of income. With an expected turnover this year of £3.9million, all the profit from the shops company goes straight to Trinity. This contribution means that we can continue to ensure that people at the end of life have access to our expert services, either at home or as an inpatient.