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Emergency grant scheme opens doors for mental health

Richmond Fellowship has praised an emergency grant scheme after a new report highlighted the benefits it brings to people with mental health problems experiencing extreme poverty or disadvantage. The Open Doors report released this week showed that emergency grants provided by Family Action helped people, especially those with mental health problems, recover their independence while providing them […]

Annual Review 2014 published

We’ve published our annual review for 2014. As Richmond Fellowship develops into a new group so the annual review reflects the achievements of all the partner organisations – 2Care, CAN, Croftlands Trust and My Time. Chief executive Derek Caren said: “The past year has been an exciting one for our new group of not-for-profit organisations. After […]

Richmond Fellowship awarded the Investors in People Silver standard

Richmond Fellowship has been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating our commitment to realising the potential of our people. Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making […]

Richmond Fellowship retains its Matrix Standard accreditation

Richmond Fellowship has retained its Matrix Standard accreditation, which we have now achieved for 12 years running. The Matrix Standard is the unique outcomes-based quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately supports individuals in their choice of career, learning, work and life goals. We were required to provide […]

Minister of State for Disabled People to speak at Swindon Mindful Employers conference

The Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP, will speak at the annual conference of the Swindon Mindful Employers network. Since it was formed in 2008, the Swindon Mindful Employer Network has attracted top speakers and excellent attendance at its annual conferences. David Latham, who manages the network at Richmond Fellowship, said: “There is […]

Richmond Fellowship to be part of Home Office trial to reduce the use of police cells as a place of safety

We’re to take part in a Home Office scheme to trial alternative ‘places of safety’ to police custody for individuals in mental distress. Home secretary Theresa May announced the pilot during her speech at the Police and Mental Health Summit today. She told delegates of the plans to provide a number of alternative places of safety over the course […]

Richmond Fellowship to speak about diversity, crisis care and person-centred approaches at university event

London Metropolitan University is running a ‘Connect Week’ in order to engage with local organisations and communities and, as Richmond Fellowship’s head office is just down the road from its campus, we’ve been invited to take part. As part of the week, Thursday’s theme (23 October) is ‘Thinking about mental health?’ and representatives from Richmond Fellowship […]