The ‘Pilotlight Mark’ is a logo developed exclusively for Pilotlight’s partner charities and social enterprises, awarded once the organisation has written a strategic plan as part of the unique Pilotlight process. It recognises their ambition and their ongoing commitment to tackling disadvantage in the UK.
The mark is composed of the Pilotlight logo and the year in which the organisation completed the majority of its work with us.
The 999 Club runs two centres in Lewisham, open all day to all comers. We see 245 people every day afflicted by mental vulnerability, drug addiction, homelessness and abusive relationships. Our staff are local people having a deep cultural affinity with our users and giving immediate and long-term help. We provide food, clothing, hostel referral, a winter night shelter, clinical and psychiatric referral, outreach support, advice and advocacy, housing advice, drug services, in-house health services and a nursery.
Action Space is the largest provider of visual art projects for people with learning disabilities in Greater London. We offer a wide variety of visual art activities including painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography.
AVP supports people to handle conflict without using or being the victim of violence. We run intensive group workshops in the community, in prisons and in partnership with other organisations.
Ashiana works from a rights based approach and the premise that violence against women is a human rights issue. Ashiana's purpose is to:
- empower South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women who are experiencing domestic violence with culturally sensitive advice, support and safe housing - enabling them to make positive and appropriate choices for themselves
- raise awareness of domestic violence and carry out preventative work with the community as a whole.
Broadway Lodge is a non-profit making organisation and registered charity providing residential treatment, counselling and support services for alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders gambling and co-dependency both to individual sufferers and concerned others.
'Bromley Y is long established local agency offering free, confidential counselling to young people between the ages of 11 to 23 within the borough of Bromley.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was created on the initiative of HRH The Princess Royal in 1991. At that time people caring at home for family members or friends with disabilities and chronic illnesses were scarcely recognised as requiring support. Carer's Lewisham is part of its unique network of 144 independently managed Carers' Centres.
Our primary job is to match potential volunteers with a range of local voluntary organisations and community groups who need them (volunteering opportunities can also be accessed via our offices in Fairford, Tetbury and Bourton). We are an accredited member of Volunteering England and a specialist centre for Youth Volunteering in the county.
Centre of the Cell aims to give young people a better understanding of biomedical science; and act as a crucial destination to motivate, inspire and intrigue young people to study, and perhaps take up a career in, science/health care.
CTT provides access to basic capacity building technology (software etc) through a donation programme; and a range of hosted services which charities can use to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their fundraising and campaigning work.
The Child Brain Injury Trust helps children, young people, their families and professionals to come to terms with suffering a brain injury and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future holds.
CoolTan Arts believes mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity. It’s a charity run by and for people with mental distress, operating a vibrant arts centre near Elephant and Castle.
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
The Ealing Centre for Independent Living is an organisation of disabled people working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people from living full and independent lives.
Epic Arts is a small independent charity (no 1091059), which was registered in 2001. We reach out to those with moderate to severe physical and learning disabilities, of all ages and backgrounds, through workshops in art, craft, dance, music and drama. In the UK we work principally in special needs schools, mainstream schools, hospitals, residential communities, and hospices, currently running about 50 projects annually.
Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products. The prisoners do the work when they are locked in their cells, and the earnings give them hope, skills and independence.
YMCA George Williams College specialises in education and training for youth and community workers. The College is based in Canning Town, East London within the London Docklands area. It is the only specialist college in the UK in its field and the only institution offering a UK-wide youth work qualification. Since its founding in 1970 the College has become one of the largest providers of youth work training in the UK.
The purpose of the Helios Foundation is to bring about substantial improvements in the way that people in London deal with some of the more challenging health issues, particularly those from marginalized and deprived groups. We provide an extensive range of holistic therapies, support groups and classes in packages of care tailored to meet both physical and emotional needs.
Hope UK enables children and young people to make drug free choices. A national charity, it works through a network of trained voluntary Drug Educators who provide drug awareness sessions for children and young people, as well as those with responsibility for them, in their own local communities. Hope UK provides:
· Interactive drug and alcohol awareness sessions for children, young people and parents
· Accredited two-day training courses for youth workers and family workers
Jagonari promotes and actively facilitates the greater participation of black and minority ethnic women in civic society.
The Jeely Piece Club was started in 1975 by concerned parents of Castlemilk, one of Glasgow's largest housing schemes. They began running playschemes to offer better opportunities to children during the summer holidays. Today, the Jeely has around 50 staff operating in 2 locations. Our current services include the Jeely Nursery for pre 5s and their families. This includes 35 full-time equivalent places, non-residential respite care for families in crisis, pre-5 drop in, home play and a parent's programme.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by drug use and the spread of blood borne viruses by changing and preventing risk taking behaviour with dignity, empathy and insight.
Maytree's aim is to save lives and relieve suffering by providing a sanctuary for the suicidal. We offer guests a supportive, non-medical environment where they can rest, reflect, and be befriended confidentially and without judgement.
Our aim is that the experience of a brief stay at Maytree will alleviate despair and suicidal thoughts enough to re-connect, or accept introductions, to other sources of continuing help.
The Nia Project aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for women and children, who are escaping physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Reading Quest is an innovative children's literacy charity, with a 15 year track record of helping struggling young readers. Using tried-and-tested methods, we encourage our 'Questers' and their parents to become excited about their learning. We train tutors to give them the confidence and skills they need through a short course of 1-to-1 lessons in school.
Surrey Family Mediation Services provides a mediation service for families going through divorce or seperation, and also a couselling service for children (aged between 8 to 15 years), whose parents are in mediation.
Tender is a youth-led charity that engages at-risk young people in promoting healthy relationships based on equality and respect Tender's key aims are:
- To enable young people (5 to 25 years old) to develop positive attitudes towards relationships in order to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence.
- To equip adults with the skills and resources they need to promote healthy relationships amongst young people.
The Junction is a safe, friendly, confidential centre offering health related services, education and support for young people in Leith and North East Edinburgh aged 12-21.
The Yard was established in 1986 as a purpose built indoor and outdoor play facility and adventure playground for children and young people with additional support needs.
Trust is a community based women’s project offering support and positive opportunities to women involved in, exploited through or exited from street prostitution and women involved in, moving on from, or at risk of involvement in the Criminal Justice System. Trust’s long term goal is that every woman we encounter has access to the appropriate support and resources needed to achieve stability, increase opportunity & rebuild life in the community.
UNLOCK are an independent charity and membership organisation, led by reformed offenders, aiming to achieve equality for people with previous convictions. They believe in a society in which reformed offenders are able to fulfil their positive potential through equal opportunities, rights and responsibilities. They aim to do this by overcoming the social exclusion and discrimination which prevents reformed offenders from re-integrating into society and leading crime-free lives.
Who Cares? Scotland is a voluntary organisation working with and for children & young people in care. We provide a range of services to children & young people with experience of being looked after in Scotland including: advocacy, advice, information and support.