Transforming Lives

Dedicated Advice Service for Mental Health and Money Problems Launched

Mental Health UK has launched a pioneering service designed to help the UK’s eight million[i] people experiencing both poor mental health and money problems. Mental Health and Money Advice will be the first service to combine support for people with mental illness who are struggling with their money, as well as people whose money problems […]

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Christmas Isn’t Christmas Without You: Charity Single Aims to Transform Lives

Representatives from leading businesses from across the UK have come together to write, perform and release a Christmas song in a day. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to The Amber Foundation – a charity that supports homeless and unemployed young people in crisis. Christmas Isn’t Christmas is a song all […]

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Christmas Isn’t Christmas Without You: Charity Single Aims to Transform Lives

Representatives from leading businesses from across the UK have come together to write, perform and release a Christmas song in a day. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to The Amber Foundation – a charity that supports homeless and unemployed young people in crisis. Christmas Isn’t Christmas is a song all […]

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The Power of Art: Woman Overjoyed to Use Touch to ‘See’ Painting

An art-loving woman with restricted sight was overjoyed to use touch to ‘see’ a painting by a Saatchi-shortlisted Dorset artist at a conservation charity’s auction at the Cutty Sark in London. Disability is not inability. In a cultural context, the essence of the statement is to express that people living with disabilities have the same […]

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Knowledge is Power for New Diabetes Patient

When Shamara Henderson was rushed to the emergency room, diabetes was the last thing on her mind. Aged just 33, she thought she had the ’flu – in reality, her blood sugar levels had soared dangerously high. Before being admitted to hospital, Henderson’s primary care provider, Brain Nwaozuzu, had warned her she was obese, pre-diabetic, […]

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My new kind of normal: Lisa’s Story

Six years ago Lisa woke up to a different life. A survivor of brain haemorrhage and stroke, her forties have been different to what she had expected. There are 100,000 strokes in the UK each year with 1 in 4 happening to somebody of working age or younger. Lisa explains how she has adapted to […]

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War Veterans Use Music Project to Reflect and Explore their Future Plans

When most people think of war veterans, they don’t usually picture them playing South East Asian gongs. But visitors to a project in London last week may have a different view. Last week, 16 veterans and their family members came together at Stoll Mansions in Fulham, to make music for a week, using the gamelan […]

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The Sky’s the Limit for Air Cadets

The RAF Association’s Flying Scholarship Awards, which give six exceptional young people the chance to fly, is now open for application. The six winning candidates will be given a place on a course of 35 hours flight training in a light aircraft. The Scholarship also awards 12 hours training to five ‘runners-up’, significantly contributing to […]

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Book Project Helps Adults with Autism Get Work Experience and More Confidence

Good books​ can nurture your spirit, but what if they could also help you achieve a place within the community? BookBox is a project operating in several Italian cities. Originally launched in Florence, it is now also gaining popularity​ in Milan and Piacenza. It is a driving force of education, social integration, independence and group […]

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