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Community Navigation: Winter Pressures

    involve has secured some short term funding to trial an expansion of the Community Navigation scheme. Community Navigation is all about signposting. We can provide information to people (professionals and the public) about services, charities, groups...

Befriending Week

    Every year, Befriending Week is celebrated from 1-7 November. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the positive impact befriending makes in communities and in people’s lives and invite your befriendees, befrienders, staff-members,...

Competition: Win a Trustee for Your Charity

    It's Trustees' Week from the 4th - 8t ovember. Registered Charities across the Thames Valley are invited to involve's recruitment giveaway which will be ongoing throughout November. inTRUSTe s a trustee recruitment service provided...

Diverse News From the For-Profit World

    No doubt, all of us in the charity sector spend all our time reading the Harvard Business Review. Or maybe we don’t. But there have been interesting articles about diversity in teams, on corporate boards and in for-profit companies that resonated with us...

The Bracknell Volunteer Pool

    Could you make a difference in your community? If everyone took small positive actions, it would add up to make such a huge difference! At involve, we want to encourage more people to ‘Dive In’ and get involved on their own terms! If you don’t have time...

New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

    The publication of new multi-agency arrangements to safeguard children marks an important stage of development within the loca artnership and sees significant changes to existing arrangements. However, this is being built on strong foundations that...

Community Lottery Advisor Makes Local 1 to 1 Outreach Visits

    Thames Valley Community Lottery funding advisor Sarah had a day of 1 on 1 meetings with 8 local charity, voluntary and community groups, hosted at the involve offices in the old Bracknell Court House. The Link Visiting Scheme Wokingham said “It was a...

Young People & Volunteering

    The benefits of volunteer work -- for anyone, of any age -- are virtually endless. Volunteer work expands your understanding of other people's lives. It gives you a new view of the world and the problems within it; it also shows you how hard people will...

Developing Support in Individual Giving

    Income from individuals accounts for58% of small charity income (small =income <£100k /year).  This is fromthree main streams: a) Voluntary income from donations and legacies  (45%)b) i) Earned income from charitable trading  e.g. fees for service...

Corporate Volunteers Help Renovate Community Projects

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when a workplace or business incorporates some sort of sustainable development project in to their business model. This normally involves employees taking part in some sort of volunteering project and/or getting...

£1000 Award for Befriending Scheme from L&G Homes!

    We have been awarded £1000 towards our befriending scheme by Legal & General Homes!Thanks to the recognition and support from L&G Homes, involve is able to continue to support hundreds of older, isolated people in the Bracknell Forest community...

Bracknell Forest Cultural Festival 2019

    The halls of Bracknell and Wokingham College were filled with hundreds of bright and excited faces last weekend, who had come together to celebrate diversity with us! On Saturday 23rd March, we ran our fourth annual Bracknell Forest Cultural Festival,...

New Cancer Support Network Set Up in Wokingham

    Have you, or has someone you know, been struggling with cancer? A Cancer Support Network has been set up by a local charity, involve Community Services, for people in Wokingham who have been or are currently affected by cancer.The aim of the project is...

Improving Local Residents Health & Wellbeing

    Did you know that 20% of GP appointments are spent dealing with non-medical issues? Wasted time and resources is a big problem within the NHS right now because people don’t know which health services are appropriate for their condition or problem. There...

Do Good December

    Merry Christmas!! We hope you're all having a lovely time during this festive season; everyone in the Voluntary & Community Sector has worked so hard in 2018! Let's all try and work even harder in 2019 to make sure we keep developing and improving...

Apps to Help Your Wellbeing

    We've been working on the Wokingham Health & Wellbeing Boar ince April 2018, which means that for the past 7 months, we've been trying to share to share helpful tips and tricks on ways people across Wokingham Borough (and beyond!) can keep...

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