Charities and Partners
The Diana Award
The Diana Award is a legacy to Princess Diana's belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. The organisation identifies and develops young people, then engages them in social action. They are proud to have the enthusiastic support of HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry and their team at the Royal Charities Forum of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Diana Award mission is to inspire and recognise social action in young people.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.diana-award.org.uk
O2 NSPCC - Let's keep kids safe online
To kids, online life is real life. They see no distinction between the people they speak to over social media and their friends at school. And the experiences they have over the internet are as real to them as the activities they take part in. When it comes to safety, children need us to be aware and involved in what’s going on - both online and offline. And that's why we’ve joined forces with the NSPCC. Our aim is keep kids safe by helping UK parents and guardians to explore and see the internet as children do - a world that’s creative, fun and exciting - as well as understand the real dangers that exist online..
Please visit the website to learn more : www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc
Action for Blind People’s employment service is available to all visually impaired people, providing guidance on making the most of their existing skills; building confidence to gain and retain employment. They provide practical support in looking for a job; arranging work experience and organising interview techniques training. Guidance is also available to employers.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Talk Direct has partnered up with the Kirklees College giving vital work experience to their students on a brand new course. We are proud to be supporting the upcoming Entrepreneurs and business individuals and giving them real life time work experience across our retail stores and operations team. Each student from the course will be given an opportunity to spend some time on the shop floor and at Talk Direct’s Head office learning about the retail environment and all the different department which play a pivotal role in ensuring the growth of a business.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
ROUNDABOUT is Sheffield's local youth housing charity, providing shelter, support and life skills to young people. We give emergency accommodation for homeless young people at our direct access hostel and support young people to live independently in secure bedsits and in shared housing throughout the city. Roundabout also offers young people a comprehensive programme of training and involvement which breaks the cycle of homelessness and develops long term independent living skills.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.roundabouthomeless.org
The Partially Sighted Society
My name is Anita Plant and I am the Executive Director of The Partially Sighted Society. We recently hosted a technology day with Mark Skelton and his team at The Partially Sighted Society which is a registered charity providing help, support and equipment for anybody with a visual impairment and I must say how impressed I was with Mark and his team. The day was well attended and the feedback from our clients was extremely positive. Everybody felt they had learnt something and wanted to know when the next day would be! I would like to say thank you to O2 and Mark for taking the initiative in this area and look forward to working together on more events in the future.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.partsight.org.uk
Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
SRSB has a wide range of services to meet the needs of children and adults of all ages. Our services improve our clients’ quality of life. We deliver these services primarily in the community, supported by the facilities at our Mappin Street Centre and Cairn Home. We support over 3,300 visually impaired people in Sheffield and in excess of 300 people access the services within our Mappin Street Centre each week. Our residential care home, Cairn Home cares for up to 30 people. In addition we are able to offer some support for people from outside Sheffield if they are able to visit us at our Mappin Street Centre. We spend a lot of time charity fundraising through various Sheffield events from charity golf to skydiving. Whilst we are an independent Sheffield charity we also work closely with government departments, local authorities, national charities, local charities and support groups to enable blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield to receive the most suitable support in an efficient manner.
Please visit the website to learn more : www.srsb.org.uk