2 This year’s report ocuses on the continued growth o our charity and the urther development and reach o our services which have been our priorities over the past 12 months. We are pleased and proud that our Drop-in acility, launched last year, has now become part o our core service and is accessible to all amilies, regardless o the circumstances o their bereavement. We have also extended our SWITCH outreach programme (supported by the Big Lottery Fund) into the West Sussex region. Another very positive step orward in broadening the services that we oer across the UK is the introduction this year o a new Callback acility as an enhancement to our existing national Helpline service. We are also incredibly grateul to our new and long-standing corporate partners, trusts and oundations and individual unders whose invaluable support has enabled us to begin developing a new location rom which to deliver our services in the North West region in 2014. Launching a new website and strengthening our presence in the media have been key priorities or us this year and have enabled us to urther raise awareness o our work. We have also engaged a host o celebrities to help us with this by sharing stories o their journey to date and their hopes or the uture. We are particularly thankul to Patrick Kielty, who attended our Young Ambassadors launch event in November at the House o Commons. It is thanks to the talents, generosity and dedication o our sta, volunteers and supporters that we have been able to oer so many additional services over this past year. By continuing to develop our teams and by sharing our learning and expertise through training courses, publications and research fndings, we will continue working together to ensure that all bereaved children, young people and their amilies are oered the best level o support during their grie. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We look orward to sharing with you many more exciting achievements as we continue to extend our services to amilies who need our help. Welcome to our 2013/14 Impact Report Fiona Talwar-Lomberg Chie Executive Paul K Winter Chair o Trustees
2 About Tameside Ladysmith Shopping Centre hosted its Autumn/Winter fashion show on September 20th to highlight some of the new styles for the season. Retailers involved included Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Dappa, Bon Marche, Peacocks and JD Sports. Some fashionable eyewear was also provided by Specsavers too! FOLLOWERS OF FASHION
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About Oldham 2 BUILDING WORK STARTS ON NEW OLDHAM SPORTS CENTRE The construction rm has signed up to the Get Oldham Working Construction Charte which seeks to link physical regeneration projects to employment and training opportunities for local residents and supply chain opportunities for local businesses. The local authority’s charte seeks to link physical Construction work is underway for the new £15million fagship leisure facility for Oldham town centre. Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, was on site at the end of June with delivery partner Willmott Dixon’s Managing Director (Northern) Anthony Dillon to mark the start of building work on the Oldham Sports Centre, which will be located at the junction of Manchester Street and St Domingo Street. regeneration projects to creating new employment and training opportunities for local residents and supply chain opportunities for local businesses. Developers and contractors who adopt the principles of the charter are undertaking a voluntary commitment to help us produce work- related opportunities for the people of Oldham. seating gallery to the main pool and 150-competitor seats at pool side. The new centre will also feature Sauna and steam room, Wet changing village, Eight-court sports hall including exible seating for 500 people, 80-station tness studio, Spinning studio, Separate changing facilities for dry sports and tness suite, Four-rink indoor bowls hall and 122-space car park. The current Oldham Sports Centre, on Lord Street, will not close until the new facility is complete – set to be Autumn 2015 – to ensure there is no break in service. Earlier this year Oldham Council also revealed proposals for a new £8 million Royton leisure facility – which will be located on Byron Street. Work is set to begin on this facility later this year and expected to open Autumn 2015. The new sports centre will have the correct specications to attract major regional competitions in some sports and attract televised events. The facility will act as a physical bridge linking Oldham College to Oldham Sixth Form College, helping to deliver our vision for a coherent campus site with rst-class facilities. These include a 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool of county-level competition standard, separate learner pool, 250 spectator Thousands more Oldham children are enjoying tucking into free school dinners in the new term. Oldham Council was been busy over the summer holidays ensuring all the necessary works were completed in kitchen facilities across the borough so that everything was ready to meet the demand for extra meals. The work carried out has ranged from changing layouts and upgrading kitchen equipment to building small extensions in primary schools. From September 1 all children in reception, Year 1 and 2 in state- funded schools automatically recieved free school meals as part of the government’s School Food Plan. This is an automatic ‘opt- in’ system, which includes academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision, and maintained schools. In the last academic year 7,783 local pupils were already taking free school meals. from existing means-tested offers across all school ages Some of those are amongst the estimated 5,000 primary school pupils now automatically eligible to take advantage of the new scheme, but the overall local free meals provision will increase by thousands next term. Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Cabinet Member for Education and Safeguarding, said: “Our primary schools will all be ready to offer the new free school meals and we are expecting a big uptake across the borough “This offer will help parents to save much-needed money on the cost of meals and packed lunches – around £390 each per year – which is especially welcome for families at a time when budgets are tight.” To nd out more information about free school meals in reception, year 1 and year 2 – and about the simplied new method to apply for means tested free school meals for older pupils – please visit our website at www. oldham.gov.uk/schoolmeals” FREE SCHOOL MEALS ON TRACK FOR THOUSANDS OF OLDHAM PUPILS The Saddleworth Cheese Company scooped some great awards at The International Cheese Awards in Nantwich. The company, created by Sean Wilson, won recognition in several classes which included: Gold in the specialist cheese makers section with Muldoons Picnic Crumbly Lancashire. Silver in the Crumbly Lancashire block section with Muldoons Picnic Crumbly Lancashire. Bronze in the prestigious Traditional Crumbly Lancashire section with Muldoons Picnic Crumbly Lancashire. AWARD WINNING CHEESE
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