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We have been awarded Excellence again - Quality in Befriending Award 2016

Jane
19.11.2015 - 12:30

We're very proud to have been rated EXCELLENT again in Quality In Befriending

One of only 8 organisations in the UK to achieve this. And so far we are the only organisation to achieve it twice.

The award was developed by Befriending Networks to assess "the management expertise, processes and resources to deliver a consistently high quality service. Both client and volunteers can expect to be fully prepared and supported throughout their befriending experience. ”

 The nine Practice Areas assessed by QiB are:

  • client referrals, assessments and waiting lists
  • volunteer recruitment, assessment and selection
  • volunteer training
  • matching
  • reviews and ongoing support for clients and befrienders
  • endings
  • risk management and safety
  • project resources
  • monitoring & evaluation, and implementing change
Children's party

Our 30th Birthday party was amazing!

Jane
16.10.2015 - 15:14

We celebrated our 30th Birthday this week (though we still look 25 honest).

Families and volunteers had a wonderful time choosing crafting sessions.  The children made rag dolls, autumn pictures, rattly bottles, model figures, and everything you can think of from a paper plate.

Brilliant entertainment was laid on by Tricky Ricky and we had funny food related stories from Mrs Mash and her knitted mice.  Lewis Notarangelo from Immagine set up a photo studio and took incredible family portraits.  Faces were exquisitely painted with delicate stars and rainbows and this marvellous cheeky dog.

Liberton Green Watch even brought their fire engine and let the children clamber all over it.

We couldn't have done it without a fantastic team from Standard Life who came to help (I think they'll be booking Tricky Ricky for their Christmas do).

Job Vacancy - Systemic Practitioner

Jane
23.09.2015 - 13:36

We are currently seeking a part time Systemic Practitioner for Midlothian.

Full details click here

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