AnnuAl Review 2010 - Manor Gardens

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AnnuAl Review 2010 - Manor Gardens

AnnualReview2010


MissionTo provide a range of high quality, accessible services to meet thechanging requirements for health and wellbeing of people in Islingtonand neighbouring boroughs.These services take the form of projects directly managed by theManor Gardens Welfare Trust and the provision of serviced officeaccommodation for partners sharing our vision.The Manor Gardens Welfare Centre is one of Islington’s treasures. It is a charitablecommunity asset that has provided health and welfare services since the early twentiethcentury. Our provision has focused on the poor, the excluded and the vulnerable in oursociety. As well as health enhancing and therapeutic practices our work has alwaysincluded training and education, enabling and providing access to public services.These values have remained constant throughout our history.Manor Gardens Welfare Centre is a multi-purpose centre. We share many of thepurposes and aspirations of such distinguished multi-purpose centres as ToynbeeHall, the Peel Institute and Bromley by Bow. We offer a portfolio of services thatchanges over time to meet the needs of the changing community. In our early yearswe were very much a north Islington charity. Now we work across the Borough andhave a strong partnership in Camden and links with other Boroughs.Our style and methods of work are inclusive, egalitarian and innovatory. We thriveat the cutting edge of best practice and aim to develop further partnerships andto influence public policy. Our vision is to be a leading exemplar of a charitableorganisation working in these fields.Dr. Andrew TurtonChairman


Chief Executive Officer’sReportAnnual Review 2010The Manor Gardens Welfare Trust was formed in 1913 in response to the healthand education needs of the local community. For nearly 100 years the Trust hasmaintained a proud tradition of providing health and social care services to meetthe changing needs of the population, being responsive to the local communityand seeking ways to provide innovative, cutting edge support in partnership withother voluntary sector organisations and the statutory sector in a way that lessonscan be shared beyond our geographical boundaries.This responsive approach is one that meansthe Trust has always been flexible and notbound by a prescriptive or restrictive definitionof what it is or what it does. This has beena great strength in enabling it to make adifference where it can and being able to takea lead in areas where others may not havethe agility to quickly identify organisationalresponses to new opportunities and challenges.Last year I wrote that when times get hard themutual support that communities provide iscrucial. The Manor Gardens Welfare Trustis proud to be part of the strong tradition ofworking with and in the community. PrimeMinister David Cameron’s Big Society visionwhere people “don’t always turn to officials,local authorities or central government foranswers to the problems they face, butinstead feel free and powerful enough to helpthemselves and their own communities” willonly be realised if the lessons organisationslike ours provide are learnt. Crucially, also,the need for community organisations likeours to have a secure and solid infrastructuremust be recognised if we are to play ourpart in supporting Civil Society. This annualreview is a testament to the way the ManorGardens Welfare Trust makes a difference tothe wellbeing of people by working with acommitment to putting people at the centre ofservices, giving people control and respect bydelivering excellence in health and social care.Underpinning all that we do is the tremendouscontribution made by the 200 or so volunteerswho give of their time and skills to help to makethe world a better place to live. Page 20 of thisreview highlights the Celebrating Volunteers eventwe held to express our appreciation and gratitudefor all that they do. It can be all too easy to forgetthat people want to do what they can to helpothers less fortunate than themselves and want todo this in a way that really makes a difference.We are in the privileged position of helping tomake this happen.Finally, I want to express my thanks to theCity Bridge Trust for the generous funding thatenabled us to undertake stage 1 of our capitalproject to improve accessibility to the ManorGardens Centre. The building of an extensionand the installation of a lift has transformed thephysical access to the premises, strengtheningour commitment to being an organisationserving all the community.Phillip WatsonChief Executive OfficerFor nearly 100 years the Trust hasmaintained a proud tradition ofproviding health and social careservices to meet the changingneeds of the population01


Manor GardensPre-SchoolChild care provision for young children has been a core serviceof the Manor Gardens Welfare Trust since its beginning in 1913.The Pre-School has emerged from those early days and has beenoperating for nearly 60 years.It provides places for 36 children, with24 attending at any one time, aged2.5 to 5 years old.The Pre-School is very popular - thereis usually a waiting list for places.It is noteworthy that within individualfamilies successive generations haveentrusted us with their young children.Within the Manor Gardens Centre, thePre-School is housed in a prime spacewith two secure outdoor gardensdedicated to exclusive use by thePre-School. This made it possible toimplement free flow between insideand outside play and activities for thechildren - an important requirementwithin the National Curriculum andEarly Years Foundation Stages whichis in operation at the Pre-School.All Pre-School staff are fully qualifiedand have long years of experience.This continuity of care by a consistentstaff team has underpinned its reputationfor high quality care and suitability asplacement for children with specialeducational needs and/or disabilities.Staff undergo continued professionaldevelopment in Early Years education,provided by Islington Council’s EarlyYears Department.During the last term of the year, thePre-School contracted The SportsSchool (a sports and physicaleducation provider) to run weeklysports sessions for children of allages and abilities. These sessionsare in line with Ofsted guidelines forphysical education. The Pre-Schoolchildren have been able to participatein a variety of activities and sportsand clearly have enormously enjoyedtheir sports sessions. We hope tocontinue contracting in the sportscoaches in the future. Donations aresought towards the cost of thesports sessions.Funding has been secured to improvethe kitchen, toilet and outdoor areasof the Pre-School and this work isplanned to be completed by theend of 2010.02


Annual Review 2010within individual familiessuccessive generationshave entrusted us withtheir young children03


Annual Review 2010VolunteerBefriendingThe service provides regular home visits to socially isolated olderpeople. Where possible people are supported and encouraged todevelop and maintain local contacts and activities in the community.An increasingly important aspect ofthe service is assisting with attendanceat medical appointments which mayotherwise be missed without thebefriending support.The service has responded to thechallenges of changes and restructuringto social services and referral pathwaysby ensuring that the service users andtheir needs remain at the centre of whatwe do and are the focus of our work.As with many services provided by thevoluntary sector the future is uncertainbut we are sure that our commitment todeliver excellence to those in need putsus in a strong position to respond to thechallenges ahead.Jane, a volunteer for 15 years, hasbeen supporting Mary for 9 years.Now in her mid nineties, Mary is afiercely independent woman who wantsto stay living at home. Jane helps tomake this happen. Mary is visited everyweek, with Jane sharing her concernsand observations with the staff at theBefriending Scheme so that appropriateactions can be taken in response.Jane will also respond to situationsindependently and is happy to chaseup failing services to ensure that Marygets the things she wants and needs.For Jane as a volunteer this meansshe gets the satisfaction of knowingthat she is making a difference forsomeone who needs her help. Abefriending relationship is one ofmutual respect and trust developedover time and regular visits. Somepeople are supported to regainindependence after a personalincident, such as bereavement, orill-health episode. For some people,however, the reality of their socialisolation and physical frailty is suchthat they need the security of anon-going friend – the volunteers thatthe Befriending Scheme are proud tosupport in this invaluable work.A befriendingrelationship isone of mutualrespect andtrust developedover time andregular visits05


Manor GardensThe Befriending and Respite SchemeThe Befriending and Respite Scheme started in December 2001.Since that time, many hundreds of Older People and their Carershave benefitted from the scheme.The purpose of the scheme is toprovide companionship and socialsupport to Older People who havemental health difficulties, especiallythose with Dementia. It aims to providesupport to their Carers, and providesome “time off” from their caring role.The scheme also aims to support theindependence of people so that theyremain longer in their own home, andpromotes the well being of the Carer.The demand for the scheme remainshigh and we always have more clientsawaiting a volunteer befriender thanactual volunteers. To volunteer for theBefriending and Respite Scheme requiresgreat sensitivity and an understanding ofmental health issues. Our volunteers visitOlder People in their own homes. Thisrequires tact, discretion, understandingand great sensitivity. The scheme isrelatively small in numbers and thisreflects its specialist nature.We need new volunteers. So if youare reading this and think that youmight be able to offer a few hourseach week, we would be happy tohear from you. We give training andsupport. This form of volunteeringisn’t for everyone but if you feel youhave the attributes necessary then youmight find that being a befrienderis rewarding for you. One of ourvolunteers recently said that shebenefitted as much as the client fromthe interaction between client andbefriender. Giving of oneself is alsogood for our own mental health.Dementia is of growing concernfor Society and many of us can betouched personally by the illness. TheBefriending and Respite Scheme inManor Gardens has a good trackrecord of providing support in responseto this. Many changes are taking placein central and local Government, andthe future of the project is unknown.However, what is not in doubt are thebenefits of the scheme to those withDementia, their Carer, our volunteersand the wider Community.Dementia is ofgrowing concernfor Society andmany of us can betouched personallyby the illness06


Friendship Phone NetworkAnnual Review 2010The Friendship Phone Network providessupport, companionship and informationfor isolated older people in north Islingtonthrough telephone befriending.There are 70 of us in the Friendship PhoneNetwork – volunteers, members and onepart-time member of staff, so it is a small butlively community, chatting happily about aweird and wonderful collection of topics. Allof our members have hobbies, interests orbees in their bonnets and we try to match themwith volunteers who share these, or who areinterested and willing to learn. Amongst ourgroup is a watch mender, a railways enthusiast,an expert in family history, and a handful ofembroiderers, cooks, and football fans; peoplewith a passion for Eastenders or Newsnight;people who love listening to Vera Lynn or LedZeppelin. Our members have 16 differentcountries of origin and this is matched by thediversity of our volunteers who, between themspeak 18 languages.Being a volunteer in the Network isn’t justabout helping other people – though that isimportant. For our volunteers it can also beabout connecting with an older and wisergeneration, using their mother tongue, learningabout Caribbean cooking, getting some tips onbeing a working mother, or talking over sharedexperiences and interests.Our core service – telephone befriending,has strengthened again this year with a slightincrease in numbers from the previous year.This year has also seen some interestingdevelopments, led by our members who have letus know what things would make life easier ormore fulfilling for them.After protracted negotiations we were given10 reconditioned computers in August andwe passed these on to members who werenot already familiar with the joys of moderntechnology. Knowing only too well how difficultit can be to get to grips with computers if youhave had no previous experience we realisedit was vital to provide some one-to-one tuitionand support, so six IT volunteers were recruited.They have helped get the computers up andrunning, solved the inevitable start-up problems,and helped people access the internet. Thenthrough weekly visits they have taught basiccomputer skills and helped our members get themost from their computers. As a result we nowhave seven new ‘silver surfers’ in regular emailAll of our members havehobbies, interests or bees intheir bonnets and we try tomatch them with volunteerswho share these, or who areinterested and willing to learncontact, doing some shopping on-line, keepingin touch with relatives in far-flung places andresearching hobbies and interestson the internet.The other exciting new project this yearhas been running our first telephone group.Seven of our members joined togetherin four phone calls with an occupationaltherapist and physiotherapist to talk aboutliving with arthritis. Using an organisationcalled Community Network who providetelephone conferencing facilities we trainedsome facilitators and set up a series of calls.Although it may sound strange and a bitdaunting to be having a phone call with eightother people instead of the usual one it workedsurprisingly well with none of the membersdropping out and all giving verypositive feedback.With many thanks to Dunhill Medical Trust, theMorris Charitable Trust, the Worshipful Companyof Grocers, and the Inman Charity we havesurvived for another year and look forward todoing so for many more years to come.07


Manor GardensManorGardens CaféThe Manor Gardens Caféis a social hub for the localcommunity that aims to:• Promote healthy eating• Provide fresh, healthyaffordable and tasty meals• Provide volunteer and trainingopportunities in a supportiveenvironment• Work towards becominga sustainable socialenterprise and anaccredited training centre.08In November 2009 a Café DevelopmentManager was recruited to review theCafé operations and work towards itbecoming a sustainable social enterprise.A number of areas for change wereidentified and an action plan developedfor the staff team to work towards.In January 2010 the staff team wasrestructured to reflect the operationalneeds, whilst considering efficiencyand financial constraints. Three FutureJobs funded staff were recruited andtrained within the Café. The FutureJobs funded staff are made up of longterm unemployed 18 -24 year olds.The Café provided experience, skillsand training to support them with theirfuture career aspirations. Unfortunately,funding has now ended for this scheme.The Café continues to have strong linkswith the Community Kitchens Project(CKP). Working with the CKP helpspromote the healthy eating message.During the year the Café had a total of17 volunteers. They were a valued andvaluable part of the Café team; gainingskills and confidence helping with foodpreparation, baking, serving customers,tidying and washing up. A number ofthe volunteers have passed the CIEHlevel 2 Award in Food Safety. Thisyear, we identified a need to offer thelower level CIEH level 1 qualificationto meet the learning needs of some ofour volunteers. As Manor Gardens is aregistered training centre we ensuredthe CIEH level 1 qualification has beenmade available.


Annual Review 2010Future Job FundedStaff Case Study(the name has been changed to protect identity)A number of thevolunteers havepassed the CIEHlevel 2 Awardin Food SafetyFarah started at Manor Gardens Café in February 2010. She isoriginally from Sri Lanka and has been in London for less thanone year. The Future Jobs fund opportunity provided her withher first job in London.Along side working, Farah is studying bookkeeping on a parttimebasis at college and in the longer term she wants to havea career as an accountant. In her interview she was very openabout not wanting to have a career in catering but could see thetransferable skills she could gain through coming on board (teamwork and develop her understanding of how a business worksincluding marketing and budgets)Initially, she was extremely shy, but as her skills grew so didher confidence.A real confidence boost for Farah was when she passed the CIEHLevel 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering exam.09


Manor GardensCommunity Kitchens ProjectCommunity Kitchens Project (CKP) works with localcommunity groups and individuals to promote healthyeating and living, and healthy cooking. This involvesrunning cook & taste courses, healthy eating workshops,presentations and food hygiene training. The projectoffers smoothie making workshops and stalls at localhealth events and has helped to develop the FoodStrategy for Islington. Also CKP aims to provide trainingand employment opportunities for local people.Community Kitchens Project has continued to be verybusy this year. The Health Trainer scheme was launchedin January 2010. The scheme provides one-to-onesupport to people wishing to improve their lifestylehabits. A team of health trainers have being seeingclients all over the borough and over 100 people havingbeen making changes and becoming healthier. SteppingStones is a 10-week course for overweight adultsthat supports people to lose weight in a healthy andsustainable way. Since May 2009 seven courses havebeen held in local community centres.The 5 a day campaign continued well and as usual weoffered a range of workshops, events, cook and tastecourses and food safety training to the community.CKP launched the project ‘Tasty Opportunities’ inpartnership with the Gardens Cafe and funded by EsmeeFairbairn. This provides food and mood courses andvolunteer placements in the cafe to people with mentalhealth problems. People attending reported that theywere eating more fruit and vegetables after the course.The Children in Need funded project which offersLife Skills courses to young people, including cookingskills, shopping and budgeting is still running. CKPdelivered themed cooking sessions as part of theNHS run Workfit programme, aimed at encouragingstatutory sector staff to be healthier. A range of cookand eat activities are being offered to the residentsof Canonbury this year to help bring the communitytogether in a celebration of food as part of the WellLondon project.CKP began the process of registering Manor Gardensas an Open College Network recognised centre. Thiswill allow CKP to deliver the Community NutritionAdvisor Training course as an accredited course.CKP is already registered with the Chartered Instituteof Environmental Health (CIEH) to provided accreditedfood safety training.When asked ‘what were the main things you learnt fromthe course’, some Stepping Stones participants replied:“Portion control, healthier but funcooking. Lifestyle change (weightmanagement as part of everydaylife). Eat first before going shopping!Exercise as part of everyday life.”“Confidence to startcooking again- healthy cooking.”“I have become labelconscious and havemade more mealsfrom scratch and nolonger use jars! I havemade an effort to getmore active by ditchingbuses to walk instead.”10


Manor GardensThe Mental WellbeingChampions ProjectThis new project works to promote positive mental wellbeing and to combatthe stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health which prevents somany people from getting well or staying well.The project, which represents a new directionof work for Manor Gardens began at the endof 2009, with the recruitment of a DevelopmentManager and is a partnership between us, thePeel Centre and Islington Mind.The aim is to recruit local people who live,work, study or volunteer in Islington to becomeChampions around mental wellbeing issues andto train as ‘First Aiders’. The 2 day Mental HealthFirst Aid course taught by Mind, equips people tobe able to inform, support and sign post peopleto appropriate sources of help and support.Our Champions come from a wide rangeof backgrounds, become part of a networksupported by project staff, and are gettinginvolved in all sorts of ways. This includes:using their learning from the First Aid course toenable their project users, fellow staff membersor local community members to get the helpthey need; organizing events that promotemental wellbeing and make the links betweenphysical and mental health; helping to combatdiscrimination by organizing talks and trainingor putting up campaign materials; joining us atpromotional events that spread the word andreach out to people who wouldn’t get help inother ways.This project runs until March 2011 so the aimis to spread the net as widely as possible in thistime and to break down some of the fear andprejudice that still surrounds mental healthand wellbeing.Case StudyKate works with volunteers at a local project that supportsisolated older people. She signed up as a Champion asshe wanted to develop and share new skills. Kate says “Itis really important that we promote positive mental healthfor our volunteers, so that they in turn can promote this forthe people they visit”. Since joining, Kate has spread themessage by supporting some of her volunteers to becomeChampions, has encouraged others to get trained upas Mental Health First Aiders and has helped organizewellbeing events for the project. Kate says “being aChampion has really informed not just the way I do myjob, but the way in which I interact with others. I think itgives you a real chance to look at your approach to lifein a more positive way”.being a Champion has reallyinformed not just the wayI do my job, but the way inwhich I interact with others12


ORGANISATIONS BASED AT THE MGCAnnual Review 2010Age Concern IslingtonWe work for and with local olderpeople. The help and opportunitieswe offer include: supporting peoplecoming out of hospital; runningtwo lively day centres; providinginformation, advice and support forpeople wanting to know their rights,including benefit entitlement, or indealing with concerns and problems;support planning assistance forthose receiving Personal Budgets;enabling volunteering and communityinvolvement by older people; andsupporting those seeking employment.Tel 020 7281 6018Email admin@islington.org.ukWebsite www.acislington.org.ukARSP Aims and objectivesAfrica Relief Support Project is a newlyregistered charity set out to alleviatesocial hardships such as unemployment,education and health inequality in theAfrican communities in the UK and Africa.These aims are achieved through theprovision of relief support from fundraisingactivities and charitable donated items;scholastic materials and equipmentin order to promote literacy amongstpupils; awareness about the preventativemeasures against diseases and otherdeadly illnesses; volunteering projects,in order to enhance the opportunitiesfor employment. The ARSP is aimingto co-operate with other charities andorganisations to achieve common goalswith the above stated aims.Tel 020 7272 3882Email arspltd@gmail.comAssociation of Greater London Older WomenAGLOW is a membership organisationwhich has had a very successfulyear. We have greatly expanded ourperformance work, which challengesageism, sexism, racism, homophobia,disableism and discrimination.We have performed for manyaudiences including Health and SocialCare Staff, Housing Association,festivals, Capita Conference, HousingCorporation, Liberal Synagogue,older peoples’ groups, and 2 shows atQueen Mary University.We raise awareness and promotegood practice around services for olderpeople, particularly older women.We have just won the award forSocial Cohesion from the LondonHealth Commission! We are veryproud of our members’ work.Thismeans more publicity and increasedfunding opportunities.We welcome ideas for newperformances based on realexperiences of ageist practices.We are keen to perform at a rangeof events and welcome donations.We welcome new members.Please contact us on020 7281 3485Emailaglowlondon@hotmail.co.ukWe perform sketches to facilitatediscussion about challenges toageism (including sexism, racism,homophobia and disableism).We will come to any organisationin Greater London. Events can beFestivals, Conferences, AGMsand Training.African Women &Children Support OrgAWACSO is a not-for-profitcharitable organisation workingwith women children andyoung people.It’s a registered charity foundedin the United Kingdom whose aimis the promotion of well-beingfor women, children and youngpeople within the resident Africancommunity.Services to the Community:• Health Workshops andseminars.• HIV awareness• Fitness training initiativesfor women• Advice• One to one social events• Training and Volunteeringplacement schemes• Referral of clients to otherspecialist organisations• ESOL classesMain contact Shifa SsaliTel 0207 2814065Emailawacso.s@btopenworld.com13


Manor GardensORGANISATIONS BASED AT THE MGCcontinuedCARILA – Latin American Welfare GroupOur mission is to promote andsupport the wellbeing of the LatinAmerican Community and empowerthem to meet their needs and exercisetheir rights within British Society.Activities:Telephone Helpline Only: 10-12 pm– Tuesday, Thursday and FridayHealth Advocacy Project for Spanishand Portuguese Speakers mainlyfrom Latin American communities –Book by Health Providers OnlySpanish Class for children age 6 to12 years old Saturday – 11 to 1pmPartnership working with SecondarySchools and Homework Club inIslington – Wednesday 3:30 to 5pmat Mount CarmelFamily Coaching Programme forBME communities in Partnership withMother Tongue Supplementary Classby appointment onlyVolunteer and Work placementOpportunities; E-mail you C.V toinfo@carila.org.ukCoram Islington –Parenting Support ServiceCoram Islington Parenting SupportService is a team of experiencedparenting support specialists thatoffer information, advice and supportto carers of teenagers. Parents canreceive free information, advice andguidance on our free phone parentsupport line, 0808 168 5717. Inaddition we offer a range of servicessuch as running specialist parentinggroups to help strengthen parentingskills, we offer one to one support forparents and we run regular drop-insacross Islington, for parents to comeand talk in confidence about anyissues they are having withtheir teenagers.Telephone 020 7561 8461Websitewww.coram.org.ukemail info@coram-islington.org.ukOur activities are financed by Camdenand Islington PCT, Education inIslington, Cripplegate Foundation andsupported by Cambridge EducationContact Alba Arbelaez – DirectorE-mail info@carila.org.ukTel 020 7561 1931 – Open 10-12only Tuesday, Thursday and FridayHelpline 08 08 8000 540Fax 020 72723566Website www.carila.org.ukiCope – Islington PsychologicalTherapies and Wellbeing ServiceiCope is an NHS service thathelps people to learn ways to helpthemselves cope with feelings of stress,worry and depression. We also workwith people with more complex issues.After an initial assessment, we offer anumber of free, confidential options.These include guided self-help andlinking with various organisations. Wecan offer employment support withIslington Mind Well4Work. We alsooffer individual therapy for peoplewith more longstanding and complexproblems who may need further helpIf you feel that you or someone you knowmight benefit from our Service, please callour self referral line on 0303 123 1000.You can also email us atIAPT.referrals@islingtonpct.nhs.ukWebsite www.islington.nhs.uk/iapt.htmJabbok Support ServicesA non-profit organisation supporting andmentoring service set up for Women Exoffendersand those with Mental Healthissues residing in Islington. Our Aim andfocus is how to support these womenby encouraging and helping them togain confidence, courage, self esteemand breaking barriers to integrate andachieve their dreams.We offer Training and referralservices including:• Information, advice and support onaccessing training and employment.• IT and Literacy Skills• Volunteer recruitment• CV writing• Filling out job application forms• Interview techniques• Disseminating health informationto preserve and protect health.• Providing facilities for recreationand other leisure time occupations,in the interests of social welfare,for those who by reason of theiryouth, age, infirmity or disablement,financial hardship or social andeconomic circumstances, haveneed of such facilities.• Developing the capacity and skillsof clients in such a way that theyare better able to identify, and helpmeet their needs and to participatemore fully in society.• Information, advice and supporton housing and benefits.• To listen, encourage, support andhelp the individual build theirconfidence.• This is a unique project whichwill identify the needs of eachclient referred and deliver servicesappropriate to their individualrequirements. The project willdemonstrate by supporting theindividual towards building a crimefree life through to employment.Tel 020 7272 2625EmailInfo@jabboksupportservices.org.ukWebsitewww.jabboksupportservices.org.uk14


Annual Review 2010Jubba Youth CommunityAssociationWe are a group of young people livingin Islington who have come together andset up our own youth led organisation.We currently work with over 200 youngpeople from the community to developtheir skills and confidence through sportsand mentoring. We campaign on issuesimportant to young people and work inpartnership with statutory, communityand faith organisations.JYCA promotes higher achievementand engagement amongst Blackand Ethnic Minority Communities isIslington, specifically targeting youngSomali youths. The project aims tohelp young people achieve better ineducation, provide sport activities tobe healthier, provide opportunities foryoung people to develop themselvesand their skills. It also aims to bring adivided community together, promotingunity and respect towards one another.Through engaging with these youngpeople we aim to improve the quality oftheir lives and the life chances of youngpeople within the community.Tel 020 7503 1314Mobile 07950687683Email amin@jubbayouth.orgMusic for PeopleMusic for people is a musicperformance charity providingperformance opportunities for usermusicians alongside professionals.We play music for older people invarious day centres, homes andsheltered housing.We run Performance SkillsWorkshops for mental health serviceusers and hold regular concertswhere we can showcase their talents.We play many concerts for thevoluntary and local governmentsectors and private sector.Our ethos is playing interactivesing-a-long concerts – user musiciansplaying for user groups.Kurdish Children& Youth CentreThe Kurdish Children & Youth Centreis the provision, or assistance in theprovision of facilities for education,recreation and other leisure timeoccupation, in the interest of socialwelfare, particularly for membersof the Kurdish community, with theobject of improving the conditions oflife of the said beneficiaries.We are a volunteer organisation whorun two supplementary schools, oneyouth project and IT and ESOL classesfor parents.Tel 020 7272 9980OpaMOrganisation of HIV Positive Africanmen providing psychosocial supporttherapies, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS, awareness, prevention, brokerage,referrals and emotional support such ashome and hospital visits, befriending,budding, telephone support, andmentoring. We are promoting communitycohesion through working withheterosexual and homosexual Africanmen living with HIV/AIDS.Tel 020 7281 2254Website www.musicforpeople.org.ukTel 020 7263 17510798 114 2376RoundaboutRoundabout is a registered charityfounded in 1985 to provide aDramatherapy service throughoutLondon. The North London office wasset up in 2000 to develop work inIslington and neighbouring boroughs.We work extensively at all levels inschools and adult services.Dramatherapy is a highly accessibleand enjoyable form of therapeuticintervention, adaptable to the fullrange of needs experienced by ourclient groups. Roundabout has anexcellent track record in developinguser’s confidence and self-esteem,increasing social communicationskills and developing trustingrelationships. These benefits lead toimproved creativity and imaginationand increased mental well-being.Tel 020 7263 4076Emailnorthlondon@roundaboutdramatherapy.org.ukSolace Women’s AidSolace Women’s Aid is a charitythat provides services to womenand children affected by DomesticViolence within the boroughs ofIslington, Camden, Enfield, andLambeth.Solace Women’s Aid work closelywith service users to identify waysof meeting their differing andchanging needs by providingsupport services such as Advice andLegal, Advocacy, Floating Support,Parenting and Children’s Servicesand Outreach as well as managingseven Refuges. The Services basedat Manor Gardens include Children’sOutreach Services, Family Support,Counselling and Parenting.Tel 020 72721279Fax 020 72630596Website www.solacewomensaid.org15


Manor GardensSessional UsersAction For Employment (A4E)All of Us DesignArea Child ProtectionCommittee (ACPCA)Association of Sri Lankanlawyers UKBassacCambridge EducationCamden Adult Social CareCASA Families Partners andFriends ServiceCenterprise TrustCity and Islington CollegeCommunity Hygiene ConcernCripplegate FoundationCultural Exchange throughTheatre in Education (CETTIE)District Nursing ServiceDisability Action IslingtonEbony EducationEquinoxEritrean Community GroupEvelyn Oldfield UnitFamily ActionFamily Group ConferenceFamily MosaicFamily Welfare AssociationFour Communications GroupFriends United NetworkHolloway Arts FestivalIdeas into Action16Inspirations ConsultancyIslington Carers CentreIslington Children ServiceIslington CouncilIslington Disability NetworkIslington LinkIslington Mental Health ForumIslington Primary Care TrustIslington to BarnetRe-Evaluation CounsellingIslington Voluntary ActionCouncilIslington Youth OffendingServiceJewish Socialist GroupKeniston Housing AssociationKurdistan Refugee Women’sOrganisationLBI Community SafetyPartnershipLeap Confronting ConflictLondon Borough of IslingtonLondon Civic ForumLondon Voluntary ServiceCouncilLR Capital EducationManic Depression FellowshipMcKay SolutionsMinster CentreNafsiyat InterculturalTherapy CentreNigerian Council of Elders(NCE)North London ME NetworkOne Housing GroupOromo Community UKOromo Women’s GroupOmegaPartners For ImprovementPeabody TrustPilion TrustRevaluation CounsellingRefugee CouncilRefugee Drop InRegents QuarterRelateRespect RenewalResponsible Health ChoicesRowan Arts ProjectSmart TrainingSomali Speakers AssociationThe Association of African andCaribbean PeopleThe Other Side GalleryThe Refugee CouncilU5Voluntary Arts NetworkYMCA TrainingYoga MosaicYour Best


OUR VOLUNTEERSAnnual Review 2010Heart & StrokeProjectAde AdgumoAktar AhmedHagir AhmedMary ArthurEmma BanguraPatrick BatesJourdell’e BennettZena BlewuadaAgnieszka BurbanFabio de SouzaMonique DixonVictoria EriemoBernabe EstradaBen FerryKathleen FosterSarah GheotomZahra GibsonAnnie HenneyJayne KayeCharlotte KhanBelinda KigoziPatricia KigoziSally McDonaldLeo MendosaDavid OliverJo PierreVanessa RiggAmanda RobinsonMaame SimmonsKathryn SlayAlisa WhartonElizabeth YirenkyiVolunteerBefriending SchemeJowita AbegundeAnjum AhmedAmar AcharjeeAlaa AlkarmyFariba AzarinejadKirsty BallochKadi BaryohLaura BestLaura BoydTom CrewsEmma DeanCarmel ElwellKatherine FairhurstSally FordHannah GeorgeFrances GraceJj GurgaJames HayesIlean HenryAngela IsaacsKuljeet JagdevMohammad JameerRichard JarvisClare KerriganGeorge KrainskiDanny LonerganKarin LordSandra MannSusie MatthewsKelly MoffittBarizoge NweeniRegeat OgbagaberMandy Osei-OwusuHelen OyedepoRaphael RauJulie RitchieSwapna RoyKate TimperleyPaula WalshNicola WoodShana WedderburnEmma WhiteheadClaire WilliamsEmma WillisYordanos YohannesCommunityKitchens ProjectIram KauserKaren McCabeLaura WashburnLisa RoyleNatalie PerezSandra GaynorSharon RoseGemma PhillipsGardens CafeTracey StirlingIris BrowneNicholas GeorgiouMeral OkurNigel DebonoCharles JessJulia AshbyZainab IbrahimPaul BottMansour NjieCarlo DavanzoSimon LiuNichola CleminsonAbdul MiahPaula LearColleen MoyleKrystyna NegusHealth AdvocacyProjectZewdalem BarakiKhadija IdrisYodit SolomonGenet TayeJabir UmranHagir AhmedFouzia NeronNaima AlbarziVenus RidhaNaila AhmadovSajna BegumNissarullah SahebzadaAdela QuaribParveen RahimiMonique EbrahimniaPhilo MutebaKarolina PlebanTomasz FurmanekMohamoud HassanMaxamed MaslaxLeyla JamaacMaryan Hassan DhibeHabteab FereTesfamichael AbrahamMehret TecleabAnna TomaszewkaAnna MichalakEmanuel AlmedonMary Masanga MundoniFartuun ShideSagal HersiElizabeth DamtewMessert AmdeFazilat ShirzadRESPITE SCHEMEFrances GraceMay ChoAlison SteadmanKrystyna PeplinskaTracy WinstanleyDora NwaforJulia DickensonAngela HartAmran FarahFrancis KiseroAlice WorkmanHaley ThomasSelina AkintobiAnna EastonTsega HabtemariamNina JoannouTam O’NeillTom BageFriendship PhoneNetworkAndriana OrphanidesAndy SabapatheeAnne SpencerBiri TesfaldetBolanle AladesuruDavid ZhongEmma BrearleyEmma WhiteheadGavin WardImre GazdagIoannis VompirisKate JohnstoneKaty DurwardLara PuppettiLei FuLisa FergusonLydia FlorenceMathew PearmanMaureen MurphyNadine HarnessNicola CarkettNiloufar LamakanPeter AndersonRachel StarrSam RedieSamantha PayneSarah AylwardSarah AzamaSuzy MacGregor17


Manor GardensTrustees & StaffTrusteesDr Andrew Turton(Chairman)Catherine Bekoe-Tabiri FCCA(Hon Treasurer)Sue Glover (left Sep 2009)Alan EliasSusan LacyEva LloydAndrew Chaplin(started Mar 2010)Jasmine Choo(started Mar 2010)Nadya Wolferstan(started Mar 2010)AuditorsArmstrong & CoSolicitorsRussell-CookePhotographyRobert AbermanArchitectsCazenoveFundraising ConsultantMike ButlerOur staffas of 2009 - 2010Chief Executive OfficerPhillip WatsonDeputy ChiefExecutive OfficerChrista MoeckliFinance DirectorWilliam Meghoma FFA ACCAFinance AssistantAbdihafid SiyadCentre AdministratorNorma ParsadAdministrative AssistantJohn GriceAdministrative AssistantNorma ThomasVolunteer AdministrativeAssistantJohn RhuleVolunteer GardenerRichard JarvisResident Site ManagerJacek SlotwinskiGardener/Handy PersonColin BrowneAdvocacyAdvocacy Project ManagerHekate PapadakiAdvocacy Project Service& Volunteer Co-ordinatorRos ColmanAdvocacy Project WorkerEleanor Tomlinson(started Apr 2010)Advocacy Service AssistantFarah Seedat (left Mar 2010)Advocacy Project ServiceCo-ordinatorAnna Churcher Clarke(started Sep 10)Advocacy Project ServiceCo-ordinatorJacob Matthews(started Sep 10)Community KitchensProjecTProject ManagerJulie Ritchie (left Aug 2010)Project ManagerAri Clowney (started Nov 2010)Stepping Stones Project LeadGabriel MesquitaData Entry & Analysisand AdministrationViolet JereviaPersonal Assistant tothe Project ManagerPaula Burgess (left Mar 2010)Project Development WorkerSiobhan MannionHealth Trainer ProjectCo-ordinatorJose VeigaVolunteer BefriendingSchemesManagerRuth FathaddineVolunteer BefriendingScheme WorkerKaren DokuRespite Volunteer SchemeCo-ordinatorPaul Forster (left Oct 2009)Respite Volunteer SchemeCo-ordinatorPeter Guinan (started Oct 2009)18


Manor GardensCelebrating VolunteersWithout the tremendous contribution madeby over 200 people giving of their precioustime and skills the Manor Gardens WelfareTrust would not be able to provide thesupport and services it does.MP Jeremy Corbyn handingout Volunteers CertificatesOur volunteers want to dowhat they can to help othersless fortunate than themselvesand want to do this in a waythat really makes a difference.The CelebratingVolunteers eventwhen volunteers aregiven certificates inrecognition of thisis one of the ways wesay thank you to ourwonderful volunteers.


FinancesIncome and Expenditure BreakdownWhere the money came from:£Grants for the Supplyof Specific Services 1,186,094Fees and Charges 36,571Income from Property 362,040Investment & other income 24,774TOTAL 1,609,479Where the money went:£Property Costs 71,614Administration 112,600Direct Charitable Expenditure 869,428Staff Costs 193,873Governance Costs 12,128TOTAL 1,259,643Grants for the Supply of Specific ServicesFees and ChargesIncomes from PropertyInvestment & other incomeProperty CostsAdministrationDirect Charitable ExpenditureStaff CostsGovernance Costs✂MANOR GARDENS WELFARE TRUST. YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT OUR WORKI enclose a cheque for a one-off donation of £……………… to Manor Gardens Welfare Trust.I would like to make a regular donation of £………………. per month/quarterly to Manor Gardens Welfare Trust.Please send me a form to pay by Standing Order or a form to pay by BACS.I would like to include Manor Gardens Welfare Trust in my will. Please send me more information.Name………………………………………………………. Address …............………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………...…………Post Code……..........……………….………..Tel…………………………………………….Mobile…………………… Email………………………………….............PLEASE SEND THIS SLIP TO PHILLIP WATSON, MANOR GARDENS WELFARE TRUST, 6-9 MANOR GARDENS, LONDON, N7 6LA


Principal FundersAhmadiyya Muslim JamaatBBC Children in NeedBritish Heart FoundationCamden PCTCapacity BuildersCity Parochial FoundationDepartment of Health -Volunteering EnglandDunhill Medical TrustEsmee Fairbairn FoundationGrocers TrustHelp the AgedHospital Saturday FundInman Charity Trustees LtdIslington Children in NeedLondon Borough of IslingtonLondon Sustainability ExchangeMorris Charitable TrustNHS IslingtonNorth London Waste AuthorityPCT - EC1Richard Cloudesley’s CharityThe City Bridge TrustThe Goldsmith’s CompanyWith generous funding from the City Bridge Trust, theextension to the rear of the Manor Gardens Centreincludes a lift providing greatly improved physicalaccess to the buildings. The Manor Gardens WelfareTrust has a commitment to equality of service deliveryand challenging social exclusion and this developmentis one of the practical ways that this is put into practise.Manor Gardens Centre6-9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LATel 020 7272 4231Fax 020 7263 0596e-mail admin@manorgardenscentre.orgwww.manorgardenscentre.orgRegistered Company No: 3386929Registered Charity No: 1063053Registered Address as above

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