Following on from our sponsored walk, Akilah Akinola, the chief executive of Outreach and I, were invited on to BBC Radio Manchester to talk about the work Outreach does. You can listen here ...
I've managed to persuade brother Dave to join me for the Summerseat Walk for Outreach.
Please sponsor us for Outreach Community & Residential Services, so we can help them in their work with adults with learning difficulties and/or mental health needs.
The walk is next Wednesday 29th August.
Outreach has for the past 35 years been successfully providing a range of services supporting adults with a learning disability and/or long term mental health needs, to live an independent life. Our aim is to provide person centred support to people living either in their own homes or within our residential services.
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Guest Blog by Laurence Grant:
Hi everyone! A minute of your time....
As an avid cyclist (my friends say Cyclist Nut) and someone who works closely with communities as Director of Grant Moar Communities www.grantmoarcommunities.com
I have decided to fuse the two and ride the ominous and iconic 'Manchester 100' to raise money for Outreach Community and Residential Services http://www.outreach.co.uk/
a fantastic and noteworthy charity funded organisation that have been providing a range of support services to adults with a learning disability and/or long term mental health needs for 35 years. Originally formed as a service to disabled young people from the Jewish community, they now provide long term and personalised residential and domiciliary services to all denominations and sections of the community.
I shall be riding 'The Dog', my superb trusty Onix Azzuro
a 100 mile loop through Manchester and Cheshire from Wythenshawe Park along with many others and a number of my buddies from SSG Oldham Cycling
You can also see a detailed map and profile of the route here:
I really need your support on this in whatever way you can afford. I appreciate that with the austere climate that we all are currently experiencing twinned with the increasing numbers of people doing sponsored events that money is tight but please consider two things:
I shall no doubt be suffering a little on Sunday 2nd September (and the day after!) and ask if you could join me and 'suffer' a little too to make others' lives happier.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 'MANCHESTER 100' click here
AND HOW YOU CAN DONATE HERE: http://www.justgiving.com/Laurence-Grant
Thanks so much for your support and donations!
I'm on the radio tonight talking about Outreach and May the Best House Win. I'll be on Basil Herwald's show on BBC Radio Manchester at 7pm. Listen live on 95.1FM http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/programmes/schedules
Support Outreach at the NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER PARTY £35.00 per head donation, including drink on arrival at Tao’s Chinese Restaurant, Scholes Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0RP
Choice of menu, including vegetarian option.
If interested please ring or e-mail one of the following as soon as possible as places are limited:
Office: 0161-740 3456, Jennifer@Outreach.co.uk
Ivor Silver: 0161-425 4083 or 07831 882 232, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Preston: 0161 980 2432 or 07977 047 394, email@example.com
Last night on 27th October 2011, at the AGM at Maccabi North Manchester, I was voted onto the Management Committee of Outreach, Community and Residential Services
In his Chairman’s report, Dr. Peter Elton, Director of Public Health for NHS Bury said ‘I am delighted that Outreach has been able to continue to improve the support we give to our service users whilst remaining in financial balance. It is the quality of our services that has made Outreach attractive to the Local Authorities as they have placed more residents with us.’
I hope to bring my expertise in property to the organization. ‘This is an amazing opportunity to give me an insight into housing provision for people with learning disability long term mental health needs, and help raise the bar in the future’
David Raynes, my brother and Outreach Service User, said ‘I am really really proud of my big sister that she is getting involved. Really proud and happy’
At the AGM we also heard from John Boyington CBE, Managing Director NE Manchester (Incorporating NHS Bury, NHS Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale and NHS Oldham)
Outreach is a voluntary organization that is registered with the Charity Commission. We were established in 1977 after parents/carers identified that there was a need.
We provide indiviualised Residential and Community services for Jewish and non-Jewish adults with learning disabilities and/or long term mental health needs.
Outreach have a Domiciliary registered Community Support Team and elen Residential Services within Prestwich and outlying areas, which encourages ordinary living and community involvement with mainstream community.
People within Outreach’s care are encouraged to develop independent living skills (according to their ability) and receive support from our staff to facilitate this.
For more information contact Chief Executive Akilah Akinola http://www.outreach.co.uk/
Or to donate, visit http://www.justgiving.com/outreachcommunity
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