Adviza is a charity providing support for the most vulnerable young people in our community as they transition from school to further education, training or work. We aim to raise their aspirations, help them overcome barriers and motivate them to achieve their full potential.
We also provide careers services to more than 130 schools and colleges across the Thames Valley and deliver the National Careers Service in the region, providing support to adults who are looking for a career change or facing difficulties such as redundancy.
We develop a variety of innovative community work-readiness programmes including Energise and Work Fit as well as delivering partner programmes such as The Prince’s Trust.
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Founded in 1994, ategi Shared Lives Scheme arranges accommodation and support to vulnerable adults in the homes of carefully chosen people living in the community. The service suits adults who need support from another person in their day-to-day lives and who choose to have that support within an ordinary household setting. This can range from people who need constant support to people who just need to know there is someone around.
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The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is the not-for-profit trade association of the £1.85bn refreshment vending industry. The Association represents all sectors of the industry and is committed to collectively advance, represent and promote the UK and Ireland's vending industry. It takes an active role in representing the vending industry to government and opinion formers, lobbying on key issues to protect members' interests and raising standards.
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Barnardo’s transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our projects, our campaigning and our research expertise. We believe we can bring out the best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.
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Buckinghamshire Business First
Buckinghamshire Business First has been formed by business leaders who have an interest in ensuring the continued economic success of Buckinghamshire. Our remit is to build a strong and sustainable economy in Buckinghamshire in which businesses, other organisations and individuals can thrive.
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Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS)
BuDS is a Buckinghamshire charity run by disabled people and carers or disabled people and carers. As a real user-led organisation living by the social model of disability, we tackle only the issues which matter to disabled people and aim to provide the services which disabled people and carers most need. BuDS is non-political and non-partisan and is not tied to any council or government body.
British Furniture Manufacturers Ltd
British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is a trade association that has represented the interests of the British furniture industry for more than 60 years. We are run by members for members and the wider industry. Membership is open to manufacturing companies in all sectors including upholstery, cabinet, bathroom, kitchen, office, mattress & beds.
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Carers Trust Thames
Formerly Crossroads Care Bucks and Milton Keynes, Carers Trust Thames aims to promote, support and deliver high quality services for carers and people with care needs by placing paid, fully trained carer support workers in the home on a regular basis to relieve the primary carer. We currently employ around 120 carer support workers, providing care to nearly 450 clients, in the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes area.
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Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK is the UK’s leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.
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Founded in 1985 Deafax is a charitable company with a national remit and strong international links. It pioneers the innovative use of educational, research and training projects involving technology for deaf people of all ages. By applying our expertise in using the latest technological innovations and advances we generate simple, practical solutions that bridge the gap for both deaf and hearing people, helping them to communicate better, whilst remaining firmly committed to breaking down the barriers of isolation that can exist.
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Global Recordings Network UK
"Global Recordings Network UK" is a Christian charity who provide “The Good News" message on audio in story telling form in over 6,000 different languages around the world. We supply these recordings on CD, DVD, MP3 free download and mobile phone. We provide our recordings primarily for those who don't or can't read, which amount to two thirds of the world. We have 35 centres around the world doing recordings and we are the UK team, recording mostly in the European region.
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Kids in Sport
Kids In Sport, in memory of Julian Budd, simply aims to help children participate in sport who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity.
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A new, non-profit trade association set up to represent financial advisers, planners and wealth managers across the nation with conviction and transparency.
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Before aid agencies can help people in a crisis, their first need is for information. Where are the people in greatest need? Where are the relief resources? Who is doing what already? MapAction delivers this vital information in mapped form, from information gathered at the disaster scene. By creating a 'shared operational picture', our service is crucial in coordinating response and delivering aid to the right place, quickly. MapAction is unique. We are the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team anywhere in the world, often within a few hours of an alert.
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Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice. Everything Mencap do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
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National Education Trust
The National Education Trust was created in 2006. NET are the UK’s leading education think and do tank, harnessing our extensive national and international experience to bring about improvements for learners, from early years onwards. The Trust assist education leaders and practitioners in sustaining success and tackling underperformance.
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“We are a charity and completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations. We have over 3.7 million members and 61,000 volunteers. More than 17 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties. We protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments. We also look after forests, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.”
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ngage solutions is a not-for-profit organisation which helps other not- for-profit, charity and public sector organisations to perform more effectively by offering professional, efficient support solutions for funding acquisition, finance, marketing, and ICT. ngage also delivers publicly funded programmes on behalf of UK and European agencies.
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Pets as Therapy
Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983. It is unique in that it provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament tested and vaccinated dogs and cats. Today there are currently around 4,500 active PAT visiting dogs and 108 PAT cats at work in the UK. Every week these calm friendly dogs and cats give more than 130,000 people, both young and old, the pleasure and chance to cuddle and talk to them. The bedsides that are visited each year number a staggering half million.
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POhWER offer a range of advocacy services and was set up by people with disabilities or who had experienced exclusion to help people make their voices heard. Service users continue to make up over half of the Board. POhWER now have over fifteen years of experience in supporting people to get the help and services they may need.
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RAF Central Fund
The RAF Central Fund provides charitable support to the serving RAF community within which it is embedded.
The Fund’s mission is to identify areas of divergence between the needs of our community and the fulfilment of these requirements and to act as an enabling force for these needs to be met.
The Fund is currently focused towards facilitating an enhanced sense of belonging, motivation, morale and community spirit within the serving RAF community which is articulated within its two key objectives:
- Facilitate and support the motivation, morale and community spirit of the serving RAF Community, leading to organisational and personal resilience.
- Encourage, support and facilitate the development of sport in the RAF, thereby promoting military efficiency, esprit de corps, teamwork and well-being.
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The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers
The AMUSF was founded in 1947 (then as the AMU) to protect the interests of upholsterers, small furniture makers, and soft furnishers. Today, the Association is a Non Profit Making Organisation dedicated to give help and support to its members and the wider craft community. It is still a lobbying body but it also provides diverse services to individual members including advice on sourcing and use of materials, the current fire regulations, a group buying scheme, a legal help line, a mediation service and many others benefits.
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The Caesura Centre
The Caesura Centre provides affordable, unbiased and confidential Psychotherapy and Counselling for individuals and couples in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London.
The Caesura Centre has private counselling suites available in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire and Harley Street, Central London.
All information disclosed during therapy sessions will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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The Retreat Association
The Retreat Association is a national Christian organisation set up to enable people to explore and deepen their spiritual journey through retreats and reflective activities. We are an ecumenical organisation providing support through resources, events, training and individual advice. Our Christian faith gives inspiration to what we do as we strive to be open and inclusive, offering advice to whoever approaches us, whatever their background or belief.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Bible Translators believe that the Bible is the best way for people to come to know and understand who God is. Our vision is that by working with churches, organisations and individuals around the world, all people will have access to the Bible in a language that they truly understand. Wycliffe’s UK team is part of a global family of organisations that are working in almost 1,500 language groups. Currently there are around 300 members living and working around the world who are associated with the UK office. Their roles range from language surveying, translation and project management to media, infrastructure and finance. In addition to the faith-based element of our work, we also support mother-tongue education, language development, and health and welfare initiatives among some of the world’s most marginalised communities
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