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Safeguarding: Are you compliant?

  The latest headlines about Charity organisations having to deal with safeguarding issues prompts us to write this post as a general reminder to those who work in various organisations, churches, sports clubs, and community groups etc. If you are a club, sports group, church, or community organisation please make sure that your Safeguarding policy and protocols are up-to-date. A named person should be appointed as Safeguarding officer, and the Safeguarding Officer […]

Carers Rights Day 2017 and Support for Young Carers

Here at Action for People we wanted to join with other organisations to recognise Carers rights day, as more people in the UK become carers it is so vital that we can help raise their voice and support the issues that face them every single day and to make sure that importantly carers know their rights. Action for People provide it's staff and resources to a Charity called GO! who […]

Today is World Prematurity Day – featuring mum Lucy

Today is world prematurity day. World Prematurity Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of premature birth and work with partners around the world to prevent it. Internationally 15 million babies are born early every year around the world and sadly 1 million of these babies will not survive. Prematurity is the leading cause of death for children under 5. World prematurity day is to raise awareness and an opportunity […]

Make time for mental health on World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health day, with one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem at any given time, it has never been more important to look after your own mental health and the wellbeing of those around you. We want to encourage people to follow five simple steps to wellbeing, as well as providing information about how people can access support if they need it. […]

Today is #WorldSepsisDay help us raise awareness and read one of teams experiences of sepsis after giving birth

SEPSIS is a potentially life-threatening condition however it can be easily treated if caught early. We wanted to highlight the issues of risk of sepsis after giving birth. WHY? Did you know that Sepsis is the biggest cause of death in UK pregnancies - so even though it is a little uncomfortable to talk about, people need to be aware how serious sepsis can be. OUR TEAM STORY Last August one […]

Need a bit of bank holiday inspiration? check out this guide

Well we have been keeping an eye on the weather, it looks like we may be able to venture out and enjoy this bank holiday weekend in the sun (let's keep our fingers crossed)! We found some great things to do with the kids this weekend, for the young and not so young - make the most of the rest of the summer holidays and the long weekend. Getting the […]

Mental Health Support offered as part of National Citizen Service but some are saying this is this too little, to too few

Theresa May this week has announced that Mental Health training will be offered as part of the National Citizen Service training programme. Mrs May said: “Mental health issues can have a devastating effect on young lives and that’s why making sure young people are fully supported both inside and outside of the classroom is a key priority for me. “We know that early intervention, along with giving young people the […]

Prepare for Results day with UCAS

With results day fast approaching, it is good to be prepared about what to do next once you get your results. UCAS have lots of useful information and tip on how to track your results, what to do next and clearing. Access their website here https://www.ucas.com   When is A level results day 2017? Exam results dates for 2017 are as follows: SQA results day is 8 August 2017. A level […]