The Sheppard Trust - Recruiting Trustees
The Sheppard Trust is an almshouse charity founded in 1855 based in west London providing sheltered housing for 29 elderly ladies of limited means in self-contained one-bedroom flats.
Extra care housing enables residents to live in their own self-contained flats, but for those who need such help, they are supported by a domiciliary care service provided by an on-site care team. In addition, the provision of a range of communal facilities, including some form of catering provision, contributes to a sense of community and counters the likelihood of inactivity and loneliness in older age.
Dynamic Chair sought for pioneering medical charity
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK (EDS UK) was established in 1987 to support, advise and inform those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and to help them live a full, active and positive life. EDS UK is the only UK based charity that exclusively represents and supports all people with any of the types of EDS regardless of their position on the EDS spectrum.EDS is a genetic connective tissue condition known as a multi-systemic syndrome. Connective tissue covers over 90% of one’s body so there are few bodily systems which escape the effects. Within the 6 main types of EDS there is a spectrum of symptoms with one of the types being life-limiting.
ActionAid Seeks Trustee
ActionAid UK is looking for a trustee with an interest in direct marketing, communications and fundraising coupled with extensive experience of managing in a substantial organisation, preferably in the private sector mass marketing and communications field. This role represents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional who wants to be part of an organisation that is delivering a bold strategy to provide sustained improvements to the poorest and most excluded people in the world.
West Essex Mind (WEM) - New Board Members
West Essex Mind (WEM) is a local charity working across the West Essex district to support people affected by mental ill health, and the people around them, on the journey towards recovery. Affiliated to National Mind, WEM offers services that are sensitive to local needs: we believe that with the appropriate support everyone has the potential to take steps that will improve their quality of life and are committed to finding ways of developing these activities in a way that makes them responsive to the needs of the local population.
A message from Lynn Woo about The Karen Woo Foundation (KWF)
Thank you for considering applying to join our small board of trustees to take a lead on fundraising. Our charity was set up as a grant making foundation in honour of my daughter, Dr Karen Woo, after she was killed while on a medical aid mission in Afghanistan in August 2010. The team she was part of had taken a week to trek to the remote province of Nuristan where over the course of 8 days they treated over 1,500 people for medical problems. Some of those seeking medical assistance had walked for 3-4 days to the village of Parun, where Karen’s group had based itself, upon hearing that medics had arrived in the area. This is indicative of the complete lack of basic healthcare resources in much of rural Afghanistan and this fundamental requirement was one of the driving factors for Karen. She strived to increase access to medical care for those in the country who need it most.
The Abbey Community Association
Are you interested in leading a medium sized important and influential central London charity through an exciting period of change?
The Abbey Community Association is a successful charity and social enterprise based in south Westminster with a 65 year+ track record of delivering diverse community programmes which improve the lives and wellbeing of local communities. The charity continues to innovate and design exciting programmes to maximise its impact for the benefit of local communities, serving the diverse local population of the south Westminster area covering the 5 wards of Warwick, Vincent Square, Churchill Gardens, Tachbrook and St James Park.
The Circulation Foundation– a committee of the Vascular Society of Great Britain - funds research into vascular disease and provides information and support for patients and their families and is the only dedicated vascular disease charity in the UK. Established in 1992 by vascular surgeons committed to saving lives and limbs, the Foundation exists to fund research that in the short term, advances treatment of circulatory disorders and in the long term, prevents vascular disease altogether. Vascular disease is as common as both cancer and heart disease, and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK, and yet many of these deaths could be prevented with more research and greater public awareness of the symptoms and how to prevent them. Research into the disease is vastly underfunded and the organisation relies solely on donations to fund its essential work.
Prospect Housing and Support Serviceswas formed in 1989 by several local organisations and authorities, who wanted to improve housing facilities for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, so they could live independently. The organisation now runs a variety independent living schemes for vulnerable adults and people with physical and learning disabilities and other special needs.