Entries by Jamie Leeming

Venus Makers Keep On Making

Venus are renowned for the diverse range of activities and sessions that happen at Our Place, that anyone in the community can get involved with. One such activity is our Makers Project. The Makers Project started off with a funded tutor a year ago, with the aim of supporting people to participate and develop cottage-industry skills […]

A Lifesaver Comes To Sefton

The lifesaving drug Naloxone could soon be more readily available to residents of supported housing services in Sefton. A recent change in the law means that Naloxone, an antidote to heroin overdose, could soon be in every hostel in the Borough. Under previous legislation, only a hostel’s doctor or residents’ GPs could prescribe Naloxone to […]

Homeless street-drinkers brew their own beer

An innovative project in Vancouver, Canada, has come up with a novel way to help street drinkers refrain from drinking harmful products like mouthwash and hand sanitiser – they teach clients how to brew their own beer and wine. Launched last year, the alcohol cooperative scheme supplies members with five liters of home-brewed beer or […]

New Start Take Gold!

New Start has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard award, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their 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, […]

Venus Gives Volunteers The Training They Need

Venus is delighted to announce the start of their 6-week volunteer training course. Clare, who ran the first week’s training, gave us the low down on what happened on the first week and how you can get involved if you’re interested. “This week myself and Kati delivered the first session of the Volunteer Training. The […]

Bosco House AGM told: The Real Work Starts Now!

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of The Bosco Society was held on Friday the 17th of July in the Futures Suite at Bosco House. Over 30 people attended, including: staff and residents, committee members and representatives from other organisations. The Chairman, Alan Matthews, opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and introducing Danny and ‘Recovery Inc.’ […]