Established in the 1970’s, the Makaton language programme is widely recognised internationally. Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order, which helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straightaway with signs and symbols. For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton opens up all kinds of possibilities by enabling people to connect with others and with the world around them.
With 15 years of experience, Sedex works with some of the world’s most recognisable brands and standard-setting organisations, including the United Nations and Ethical Trade Initiative. We believe that, working with the right information and technologies, business really can shape the future of global trade to have an increasingly positive impact worldwide.
We are actively seeking new trustees to join our board. Earlier this year, we relaunched our charity with a bold and inclusive new brand and an ambitious four-year strategy aimed at making our grant-making more focused and doubling the number of clergy families which we help. Following a review of current skills and expertise, the Trust is now seeking new trustees who can bring expertise in: investment; finance, audit and risk, social work and social policy, and welfare and benefits. We are seeking people who are proven leaders within their field, who have strategic acumen and the ability to see the bigger picture. You will be an excellent communicator with highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills, sound and independent judgement, and the ability to think creatively. Of course, we are also looking for people who share our deep commitment to the wellbeing of Anglican clergy families today.
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) is a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and one the largest Minds in London. It delivers cutting edge, holistic and evidence-based services and works in co-production with service-users to develop individualised, effective support plans. As a long-standing community organisation, well respected in its area and with outstanding connections, it has a strong spirit of social justice and determination to support others, putting users at the heart of all it does.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives. Within the UK, the British Red Cross operates through about 3500 staff and over 20,000 volunteers.
These are exciting times at the Lending Standards Board (LSB). Following the launch of the Standards of Lending Practice for business customers in 2017 we embarked on a mission to become the home of voluntary standards for the financial services industry, seeking to extend our remit beyond consumer credit.
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, the Banqueting House Whitehall, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We are a charity and a commercial business, raising all our own funds and depending on the support of visitors, members, donors, sponsors and volunteers. We have an extensive record of achievement in recent years, and ambitious plans for the future of all our sites.
GambleAware is an independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help reduce gambling-related harms in Great Britain. A commissioning and grant-making body rather than a service provider, its strategic aim is to broaden public awareness of gambling as a public health issue while helping those suffering from gambling-related harms get help and support quickly and effectively.