Earth Day is 22 April and the theme #RestoreOurEarth is a chance for us all to think about what changes we can make as individuals and organisations to help combat climate change and reduce our environmental footprint.
Following yesterday’s budget announcement, I can’t help but feel disappointed that support for charities has not materialised despite the
Whilst there is much to celebrate during LGBTQ+ History Month and it is important to mark how far we have come in protecting the rights of people from LGBTQ+ communities, it is also a time to remember that there is still work to be done to ensure no-one is discriminated against or subject to Hate Crime. Sherene Meir, our Hate Crime Advocate, interviewed George



Fighting for your rights

December 10th is Human Rights Day and a time to reflect on how human rights and advocacy go hand in hand.

LGBTQ+ and homelessness

Connected Voice is hosting a 'Doing Things Differently' event on 2 December, which includes the Albert Kennedy Trust talking about meeting the hidden needs of young LGBTQ homeless people as demand for their services has soared. Here we tell the story of one of our service-users from the LGBTQ+ community and how we supported them.

Using Care Act Advocacy to protect people at risk of harm and abuse

During National Safeguarding Awareness Week (16-22 November) we want to focus on the support our Independent Advocates provide under the Care Act 2014.

Hate Crime Advocacy in National Hate Crime Awareness Week (12-17 Oct)

We welcome our new Hate Crime Advocate, Sherene Meir, who joined our team in September. Read her article below which provides a really useful analysis and local information about hate crime and shows how an independent advocate can support you if you are a victim of hate crime.

Who knew? - marking Black History Month

Guest Blog from Sandra Morland and First Step, Newcastle 

Refugees and Asylum-Seekers: Zohreh's Story

We were grateful to receive a small grant from the Community Foundation made up of contributions from The Pea Green Boat Community First Fund, The Daphne & Martin Cookson Fund and The Sara Alexandra Bernstone Fund.