Cherry D has had a very busy and successful year. We have worked with many worthwhile projects, these have included:
KWADS provide therapy and support for the families of people with drug and alcohol issues. This is currently free to all but they are looking to start a sliding scale of payment for services.
Cherry D is supporting the definition of the new service and helping them to market the changes.
Bristol Mediation is a local, charitable organisation with over 23 years’ experience of providing an independent and confidential neighbour and community mediation service.
BM have recently secured a 21⁄2 year contract with Bristol City Council and are using this time to plan for the future and have asked for support from Cherry D, especially in the areas of:
• Training more volunteer mediators • Alternative sources of funding
• Links with other organisations
• Looking at the mediation model
Supportive Parents provide help and advice to the parents of children with special educational needs.
As a result of changing national policy on the provision of health and social care they are looking to refresh ways of working to enable then to better react to changes in service delivery including:
- Cherry D are facilitating the defining and writing of an operational business plan
- A Cherry D consultant is reviewing and rewriting their HR policies
Youth in Transition
A preventative project initiated by Quartet and funded by Merchant Venturers, providing support for selected children who are identified as ‘at risk’ through the transition from primary to secondary school.
• In the first year 67 children were supported. Schools reported significant increases in attendance and behaviour
Bristol Hearing Voices Network
Cherry D has supported the group to identify and develop a set of Policies and Procedures. Including Data Protection, Confidentiality, Health and Safety, Banking procedures including financial recording and reporting systems.
This enabled the group to tender for delivery of services and secure an income for the future and identified the tasks needed to maintain the group and helped to share responsibilities for these tasks between members of the group. Now have role descriptions and appointed officers. Cherry D is currently supporting the group in Fundraising plan to raise £30,000 to fund them for the next 3 years.