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Dorset’s Disability Charity

Winter Newsletter 2014

With good Grace Our Children’s Team works wonders

15 years of CHAOS Celebration time for CHAOS

Train to gain Find out why our staff are the best! 1


Contents 3-6 Charity news 7-8 With good Grace 9-10 Mini news 11-12 Festive spirit 13-14 Our supporters 15-16 Community News

17-18 Thanks to everyone 19-22 Events 23-24 Who’s who 25 Meet a volunteer 26 Get involved

Diverse Abilities Plus is a Dorset based charity that provides a lifetime of invaluable support and care for many hundreds of children, young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities in our local community.

Diverse Abilities supports 495 individuals with disabilities

Across all of our Children’s Team we support 400 families

Disability Wessex assists 388 people

It costs us over £13,000 a day to provide all of our services.

Diverse Abilities Plus is the trading name of Diverse Abilities Plus Ltd. Registered as a charity in accordance with the Charities Act 1993. Charity No. 282197

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You would think that the winter is a time of staying indoors to beat the challenging weather and to bide our time until the spring. Not at Diverse Abilities! We have just had a hugely successful Christmas with everybody enjoying the festive spirit. Our team’s commitment and support over that period was simply fantastic. Post Christmas all of our services are full and active with the people we support, enabling them to access both indoor and outdoor pursuits, and our projects teams are focussed on half term and the Easter holidays which are coming up fast. Our growing team of volunteers also need another big thank you. It’s amazing how Santa can be in so many places at the same time. It is also amazing how many people take part in sport events and community events for us to raise the important funds we need for all of this activity. I hope you enjoy this latest version of our newsletter. Roll on the spring. Mark Powell CEO

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Celebrating 15 years of CHAOS Coping with CHAOS, one of the services run by Diverse Abilities, is excited to be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and is looking forward to the 16 July when the service can officially celebrate its birthday. The service that joined Diverse Abilities in April 2011, providing support to families with disabled children in Dorset up to the age of 19, has been described by many local parents as a lifeline.

Coping with CHAOS was set up by two parents, Liz Morris and Anne Boyce, both of whom had children with disabilities. Both felt frustrated that there were not any services available for children with a disability, their siblings and parents to bring the whole family together. Coping with CHAOS offers a variety of play sessions during the school holidays for children

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with disabilities and their siblings, giving parents the opportunity of a short break, plus a weekly youth club for teenagers with disabilities, called Awesome Nights. The service also has a one-to-one befriending service and coffee mornings providing support, signposting and guidance for parents and CHAOS Juniors, a once monthly stay and play session for disabled preschoolers. Since becoming a charitable organisation in 1999, Coping with CHAOS has grown and grown and now supports over 300 families in Dorset. To run Coping with CHAOS it costs ÂŁ265,000 per year and therefore the service relies on grants, donations and volunteers. If you can help in anyway, do get in touch on 01202 855105 or to fundraise or donate e-mail fundraising@ diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk.


Forget Gordon Ramsey... Our very own Eric gets all bossy in the kitchen while cooking up a storm making his favourite caramel cheesecake – the perfect dessert for mums this Mother’s Day. Here’s how you do it...

Ingredients • 200g digestive biscuits • 125g butter • 500g soft cheese • 100ml double cream • 100g icing sugar • 1 tin of caramel • 2 tablespoons chocolate spread • 1 bar of milk chocolate STEPS 1. Grease and line an 8” round tin. 2. Melt the butter and add to crushed digestive biscuits. 3. Push into the tin pressing down firmly. 4. Chill. 5. Beat the soft cheese; add the caramel and chocolate spread and mix well. 6. In a separate bowl whisk the cream and icing sugar until stiff, then fold this into the cheese mixture. 7. Pour onto the biscuit base and chill. 8. Before serving grate chocolate over the cheesecake.

Vist us on Youtube to see Eric making the caramel cheesecake.

http://www.youtube.com/user/diverseabilities

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Are you looking for a new job? As we make our way into 2014, did you or a friend or family member make a new year’s resolution to try and find a new career? Well look no further because we have some great opportunities for you to join Diverse Abilities and work with our supported living team.

Our supported living service allows adults to live as independently as possible in their own home and make everyday choices with the 24/7 support of a dedicated team. Working in the supported living team at Diverse Abilities Plus provides many opportunities to progress within the charity. Many of the team started working for the charity from a young age and have developed their skills and become a team leader. Five reasons why working with us is right for you: 1: We provide hourly rates from ÂŁ7.65 2: Full/Part/Zero contracts are available 3: Flexible working (evenings and weekends) 4: Full training provided 5: Opportunity to achieve diploma level 3.

Come to our recruitment events: 3 March 28 April 16 June 22 September Event location – Diverse Abilities Central Office, Unit C, Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole BH12 4NZ A full UK driving license is required for the role.

Find out more by contacting lee.brady@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk 5


Train to gain! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Diverse Abilities to ensure all our staff have the right qualifications and are properly trained to work with the people we support? As a charitable organisation that works with adults and children with profound physical and/or learning disabilities, and their families, we ensure that all staff are fully trained and feel confident in their role to make sure they undertake their job to a high standard. The charity’s inhouse training team are in charge of ensuring these standards are met so the people we support receive a great service. All of our employees complete an induction training programme so that they are well prepared for their role, which also refreshes skills and knowledge. Some services in particular that are run by Diverse Abilities are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted and there are many courses that are mandatory to meet their standards which our staff also undertake. In addition we continually deliver courses that are not mandatory, but that we consider are best practice to offer the best training support possible. As well as training courses, the charity supports front line employees to complete their Level 3 Health & Social Care diplomas and many of our staff have successfully achieved their qualifications. “I was made redundant from Engineering after a 30 year long career. I was lucky enough to be employed by Diverse Abilities Plus. They gave me the opportunity to achieve my diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3.”

In the last year • 137 in-house courses delivered • 1097 people were trained • 31 of our staff gained a Level 3 Health & Social Care Diplomas 6


With good Grace Grace is aged 14 and has severe learning difficulties. She regularly visits our Children’s Team services for short breaks, overnight stays and practical support, plus holiday and afterschool activities, which ensures she is living life to the full. When Grace attends the services her mother, Zoe, is assured that her daughter is safe, supported and being cared for. Being a lively young girl, with a great sense of fun, Grace always needs to be busy and enjoys spending time with other people. Like any young teenager, she enjoys discos, girly pamper times, going for milkshakes and being with her friends. She especially likes spending time with her support workers as she looks up to them like big sisters. Grace has used the services of Smithers, the short breaks service and Project, the after school and holiday activities, for six years, and started using our the home support service at the end of last year. This home support provides Grace the time to expand her social inclusion and enjoy more age appropriate experiences; one weekend last December she went shopping for Christmas presents with her support worker, Georgie. Grace was extremely excited to feel the festive atmosphere and

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brought some lovely gifts for her family. Also, while they were out in town they stopped for some lunch which was lovely for her to experience and feel like a regular teenager. To complete the day they wrapped the presents and labelled them on their return home. Zoe, Grace’s mother, said: “The support that Grace has serves many needs, but the joy she experienced by going Christmas shopping for just a few hours was priceless. Working with the staff we thought this would be a great activity for her and I wanted her to understand the festive time of year and how it is about giving as well as receiving. This was a wonderful opportunity for Grace to feel like she was giving and contributing, as well as learning important life skills, and simply enjoying the festive atmosphere. The day was a whole new experience for Grace, and one she will never forget.” During December Grace also attended Smithers ready for an overnight stay. She filled her time going for a walk to the park, making craft items, going to the cinema and seeing the Christmas lights in the dark, plus she still had time to chill out and listen to music before bedtime. The following day she went for a long walk and had a picnic lunch. She then joined in with her chosen Project My Time activity – going to see the pantomime Aladdin, before Mum picked her up to take her home later that afternoon.

Lucy Kirby, one of the Children’s Team managers, said: “We work together with Zoe to plan Grace’s activities to ensure she has the best experiences possible. One of the benefits of using all three of the services is that it allows the parents a longer break that works for the family as a whole, while Grace gets to continue having a lovely time with her friends.”

Zoe added: “Diverse Abilities Plus works so hard to diversify and meet the differing needs of all the children in its care as they develop and grow. A truly holistic package which works very well for Grace and the rest of the family.”

In 2012 Diverse Abilities provided 70,000 hours of support for children

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Mini news

Big Impact! Children supported by Coping with CHAOS, and their siblings, were lucky enough to enjoy a fun session at Lemur Landings at Tower Park in December and receive a gift from Santa following a Christmas appeal to local businesses. A big thank you goes to Innovate, Supply Shack, Spectrum Housing, Christchurch Cruisers and Sembcorp Bournemouth Water who donated either toys or funds to us so the children could receive a lovely gift.

We are excited to announce this year’s Rugby Lunch, which is taking place on 5 September at Hoburne Holiday Park in Christchurch. We’d like to thank Saffery Champness for sponsoring the event and look forward to beating last year’s fundraising total of £22,000!

A big thank you goes to Haskins Garden Centre for choosing us as its charity of the year in 2013 and raising £3,078 through events and helping us raise another £643.99 through in-store collections. Such a fantastic effort.

Following the support of Ferndown Golf Club last year, Diverse Abilities received a cheque for £4,750. The funds were raised by holding a Christmas Fayre, a Christmas Carol Concert, an Evening with golf professional Peter Alliss and a Charity Bridge Day. Donations were also made from a number of companies that supported a Charity Golf Day at the club in August.

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Our Christmas cards went down a storm at the end of last year and sold many packs raising over £1,000. All the funds go direct to our services as they were lovingly designed by children at Langside School, kindly photographed by Steve Cook Publishing and printed for free by International Cards and Gifts. Thanks to everyone that purchased cards and sent to family and friends, it really helps the local community, and further afield, be aware of us and the work we do.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to our fab fundraisers - Joe Thompson, Stew Balmer and Dave O’Grady for their fundraising efforts. Stew and Dave raised just over £1,200 between them by undertaking the Great South Run and Joe Thompson who undertook four challenges, including the Great South Run, raising a total of £1,135.

Caroline and Roy took part in a charity choir performance to raise money for Smithers at Alderney Community Centre. Both had a lovely time and the event raised £350. Special thanks to all of the choir, and to Chrissy who leads them and organised the whole event, who gave their time to raise money for Diverse Abilities.

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Festive spirit While we were all enjoying too much food, visiting our families and relaxing on our sofas during the festive period, many of our services continued to run and our staff ensured that the children and adults Diverse Abilities supports enjoyed themselves at this special time of year. Simon lives in his own bungalow and is supported 24/7. At Christmas Simon usually stays with his parents from Christmas Eve until Boxing Day but decided he wanted to cook for his parents for a change. Danielle, his support worker, was a key part of making Simon’s day special and ensuring it all ran smoothly. Without her support the day could have been very different.

Simon’s Day To start the festivities Simon popped out for a few beers Christmas Eve before returning home and prepping the vegetables, potatoes and meat for the Christmas Day feast. The big day started with finishing meal preparation and getting ready into his Santa suit! Ready and raring to go, he went and visited his family at his sister’s house and delivered presents to his two sisters and

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nephews, plus his parents who were also there. Simon also received some lovely presents from his family. Danielle, Simon’s support worker, then drove Simon home and they got both started cooking Christmas lunch for themselves and his parents. Simon was giving Danielle a few tips on cooking the festive roast as it was the first time she had cooked a roast of any sorts before! Thankfully everyone enjoyed a fantastic meal of turkey, roast potatoes, brussels and carrots and they were all very stuffed after and couldn’t even fit pudding in! The rest of the afternoon was spent chilling out, watching TV and drinking a few ciders, which was perfect. At other services Langside School put on a fantastic Christmas play and all children and staff took part in the ‘Santa’s Workshop’ performance. Much fun was had by all involved.

Raising money for Diverse Abiliites is very important over this time as our services are really important over Christmas as they continue to run and support adults and children over the festive break.


Christmas 2013 8650 Hours of support

ÂŁ This cost ÂŁ149,947

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150

Adults supported

Children supported

6,765 Hours of support for adults

1,875 Hours of support for children 12


Supporter Survey Results A big thank you to all who replied to our supporter survey supplied in the last newsletter. We appreciate your feedback, here is some of the information we gained.

What other mediums our supporters access:

www.

19%

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23%

Opinion on information provided by the charity

86% Satisfied 14% Unsure

Opinion on the amount of communication.

90% Satisfied 5% Too much 5% Unsure

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How many people would recommend Diverse Abilities

76% Definitely 24% Probably

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29%

5%

90% Believe that their donation can make a difference

“I’ve been delighted to be able to support you for over two decades and intend to continue to do so.”


Your support Do you ever wonder where your donations to Diverse Abilities go? Well, every penny counts and 84p of every £1 is spent on our services, and we feel it is really important that you know what we do here at the charity and where your money goes. Below are a few examples of how your kind donations help us and those we support.

Do you have any other questions that you’d like answered? Email them to jenny.pearce@ diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk and we will endeavour to answer as many as possible in our next newsletter. If you’d like to make a donation, please call our fundraising team on 01202 718266.

£27.50

could fund a place at the charity’s evening youth club for young people with disabilities called “Awesome Nights”

£36

can fund a day’s medical supplies for use by the Nursing Team at Diverse Abilities’ specialist school - Langside

£53

is enough to pay for a child to enjoy a play sessions for two hours, fully supported by trained support workers

£185

is enough to run the charity’s Therapy Pony Project for one week

£270

can pay for a 12 hour overnight stay at our respite home for young children, giving Mum and Dad a full night’s sleep

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News from our community Students get stuck into our services Students from Bournemouth University’s Student Union are putting hours of their time and effort into our services. Last year a number of students visited Langside School and spent a day clearing the overgrown bushes in the sensory garden. This is the first stage in a six month project to rejuvenate the area and provide a new sensory walk and wildlife garden for the children to enjoy. Coming up this year, the students will be helping out at the Kingston Lacy allotments that our adults keep up together, more gardening at Langside and also decorating at our supported Living properties.

Green fingers The gardens in our supported living bungalows, day opportunities centre and school are in need of a spruce up and we are looking to recruit a number of green fingered volunteers to help out. We are also looking for some assistance with maintenance at our allotments at Kingston Lacy, that the adults we support look after. If you have got what it takes to give our green areas a life, please get in touch.

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Get involved We are supporting the Step Up to Serve campaign, launched by HRH The Princes of Wales, which is aiming to encourage more young people to volunteer and take social action in the local community. We continually encourage the local Dorset community to give something back to society by volunteering for us. Currently100 people in the local area volunteer for Diverse Abilities Plus and it also has temporary volunteers from organisations such as LV=, Nationwide and Bournemouth University. Based on these volunteers providing an average of two hours of their time every month, the value of this contribution is in excess of ÂŁ25,000, which is very important for a not-for-profit organisation such as Diverse Abilities. There are many different ways that the Dorset community can volunteer and get involved with the charity. A few examples are:

PAINTING

DECORATING

OFFICE ADMIN

GARDENING

EVENTS

Fab craft fair A local group of knitters and crotcheters are holding a spring craft fair and coffee morning on Saturday 22 March at Langside School between 10.30am and 1pm. Money will be being raised for Diverse Abilities Plus so come along and join us and see what items you can purchase while enjoying a hot beverage. Langside School is located at Langside Avenue, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BN.

If you have something to offer us and would like to get involved with Diverse Abilities Plus to help us support those with disabilities in Dorset, please get in touch with

Sarah Harrison on 01202 718266. 16


Thank you

Everyone who recycled a phone or printer cartridge and helped us raise £182 during the year

Supply Shack for its fantastic support in 2013

Wimborne Disabled Club for a donation of £12,000 Talbot Village Trust for a pledging £30,000 to refurbish a supported living home and buy vital physiotherapy equipment for Barnabas

John Browns Garden Centre for donating £1,000 to us from meeting Santa at special breakfast events and in his magical grotto 17


The Victoria Cross pub for holding the ‘What’s on my Plate’ event and raising £730

Staff at Perenco for raising £845

Fratelli La Bufala, Bournemouth, for hosting ‘Many Thanks Monday’ White Pepper Cookery School raised almost £250 holding a second hand cook book sale and cookery demo event. Despite all this great support, Diverse Abilities still really needs the help of our local community to help raise the funds needed to provide support and care for people with disabilities. Please email: fundraising@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk or call us on 01202 718266 if you wish to help. 18


Challenge yourself for charity Harbourview Abseil – 11 May 2014 Poole, Dorset Take on one of the most exhilarating and exciting challenges while enjoying a stunning view of Poole Harbour. You will get a huge buzz from the excitement of your decent and the achievement of completing your challenge. No experience is required as you will be trained by a highly skilled and professional abseil instructor. It’s a Knockout – 22 June 2014 – Weymouth, Dorset It’s time to get out in the sunshine (hopefully!) and have a fun-filled action packed day taking part in a highly hilarious event, kindly supported by Wessex FM and Weymouth & Portland Council. Teams of eight to 12 compete head-to-head with each other in many fun and out of the ordinary games, just like the hit TV show from the 80s.

The Apprentice Challenge – 4 June 2014 Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth Have you ever wanted to be part of the BBC hit show The Apprentice? Well now is your chance to see how well you would do in our charity challenge spin off. The event is set to be full of fun, great for team bonding and very competitive as teams take part in three Apprentice themed tasks and compete against each other in order to succeed and win on the day. Eric, one of the people we support, is taking on the role of Alan Sugar so be scared, very scared! Dragon Boat Race – 20 July 2014 Poole, Dorset Go head-to-head in this year’s colourful and competitive Dragon Boat team sport event, sponsored by Spectrum Housing. It is a fun and physical event, while testing teamwork and concentration. The day is a fantastic atmosphere with friends and family lining the shores cheering the teams of nine to 17 on until the very end. No experience is necessary as you will be given all the coaching you need.

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Castaway Challenge – 20 – 24 September 2014 Mystery south coast location Sail away with us on this fun adventure, swap life’s luxuries for bare basics and become a castaway survivor. During the five day challenge you will learn all there is to know about survival, take part in fun challenges plus much more. No experience necessary... just lots of enthusiasm.

On your marks get set go... If you like running and getting your heartbeat going, we have plenty of great running events for you to take part in. For adrenaline junkies take part in the four or eight mile VOTWO Kamikaze Run on 18 May or 7 September. For long distance runners, why not take part in the second Festival of Running in Bournemouth on 4/5 October. There are also other races across the weekend for all ages and abilities so you can take on the 5k, 10k or half marathon if 26.1 miles is too much of a challenge for you in 2014.

Skydive – any day, any time! Gain an experience of a lifetime and feel what it’s like to fall from 10,000ft. Feel the wind against your face, the sensation of falling and see the detail of the ground below become clearer as you descend. You can skydive any day, any time, apart from Christmas Day. Further afield... If you are planning further ahead into 2015 then one of these exciting overseas events may take your fancy... Kilimanjaro – October 2014 Arctic Adventure Challenge – January 2015 Sahara Trek – March 2015 Sweden Canoe Adventure Challenge – July 2015 Iceland Trek – July 2015

For more information on any of the events please contact Sharon Wells at sharon.wells@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk 01202 718266 20


THE GREAT DO RS ET

BAKE SALE 2014

Due to the fantastic success of the past two year’s Great Dorset Bake Sale we are excited to announce this year’s event is taking place from 5-11 May 2014. We are very much looking forward to one whole week of baking and eating cake! What could be better? Plus, while baking and eating you will be helping support children and adults with disabilities in Dorset through selling your tasty treats. The overall aim of the Great Dorset Bake Sale is to have as many bake sales as possible being held over the county all raising money for Diverse Abilities. Over the past two years 57 bake sales have taken place and raised over £8,000. If you or your company, church, club or school would like to take part please get in touch with beccy.payne@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk. You will be then provided with a great pack to get you started with everything you need to raise money for our charity. Kindly supported by: www.supplyshack.co.uk

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DIVERSE ABILITIES 200 CLUB Don’t forget our 200 Club is still running for 2014. The 200 Club contributes to our ongoing fundraising efforts, which help us to continue to provide our services for children and adults with disabilities in Dorset. By joining not only are you showing your support for us and helping the charity raise well over £1,000, but you could be in with a chance of winning a cash prize! How it works Purchase a number, or several numbers, at £12 each and your number(s) will be entered into 12 draws over 12 months. The first number drawn each month wins £50, the second £20. Winners will be notified monthly. Full terms are on the charity’s website or available on request. Return completed forms to: Nuisha Abab,Freepost RTES - KTBR -KKUG, Diverse Abilities Plus, Unit C, Acorn Business Park, Ling Road, Poole, BH12 4NZ Name ____________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Post Code ____________________________ E-mail ___________________________________________________________ I would like ________ number(s) @ £12 each (Mar 14 – Feb 15 incl) Totaling £ _______ I would like to add a donation of £___________ I enclose a cheque for the total of £ __________ (payable to Diverse Abilities Plus)

200 CLUB

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Who’s Who....

Meet the HR and Training Team This month we are focusing on the HR and Training Team in our Who’s Who feature. They are based at head office in Poole. Charlotte Curtis Head of Business Resources As the Head of Business Resource, Charlotte is responsible for human resources, learning and development, payroll, facilities and admin teams. She manages a diverse group of specialists who fulfil a number of critical roles for Diverse Abilities which includes ensuring it is meeting legislative requirements and improving and building on the charity’s resources to make sure it is able to provide a great service in years to come across all the services. Liz Woodford Learning and Development Manager Liz heads up the training team and is responsible for ensuring all training and development meets Diverse Abilities and regulatory requirements, and is of a high standard. She also manages the budget and delivers management training and development. Stephanie Vaughan Internal Trainer Stephanie has a lot of experience in the care sector and delivers training on a wide range of care related subjects, including safeguarding, disability, equality and diversity. Melanie Cox Administrator Melanie’s role involves dealing with all the administration involved in scheduling courses, booking places, sending joining instructions, issuing certificates and updating employee records.

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Sarah Harrison Volunteer and Recruitment Manager Sarah’s role is to develop and manage the growing need for volunteers for the charity. She focuses on recruiting the right volunteers to meet the needs of each service and oversees induction, training and ongoing communication with them. Sarah has put in place an award recognition initiative for volunteers to ensure they feel valued and remain with us. When not working with volunteers, she also gets involved in the recruitment process for employees for the services. Sarah says she loves her job and is proud that the charity has some amazing volunteers! Lee Brady HR, Payroll and Project’s Advisor Lee’s role at the charity includes advising staff and management on policies and procedures and assists with the updating of company policies and procedures. Lee is also involved in the recruitment process from arranging interviews to preparing the contracts of employment and co-ordinating inductions for new starters. He also manages the pensions and annual leave for employees. Sandy Ranu Payroll Administrator Sandy’s role within the charity is very important to all staff as she processes the payroll and ensures everyone gets paid on time! Sandy also supports all staff on tax, national insurance, sickness, pension and annual leave queries. Sandy has the responsibility of dealing with the Inland Revenue in regards to deadlines for payment and reporting, plus any queries from the company regarding the charity’s staff. Team volunteers As part of the team there is also a small, but growing, number of regular volunteers that help out for a few hours each week with various HR, training and volunteering tasks.

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Meet a volunteer Why would you recommend volunteering at Diverse Abilities? Everyone at the charity is very friendly and I really enjoy working with them. Also, it is lovely to see the amazing work they do to support adults and children in Dorset with disabilities.

Michelle Moore How did you hear about volunteering with us? I heard about Diverse Abilities Plus through a volunteer website – www.do-it.org.uk What volunteering do you undertake? I work in the central office with the HR team as Administrative Assistant. I come into the office two afternoons a week so fits in with my other responsibilities. Why did you choose to volunteer for Diverse Abilities? The role of Administrative Assistant was suitable for me with my experience and Diverse Abilities looked like a fantastic charity so I was very interested in joining the team.

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What is your favourite memory of volunteering? Back in 2012 Phyllis Edwards, the founder of Diverse Abilities, received a Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Wessex Charity Awards and I was lucky enough to be in the office when she received it. I was also in the photo that was published in the Bournemouth Echo, which was very exciting.

Spare time? Call 01202 718266 to find out how you can help!


Get involved JOIN OUR EVENTS SQUAD around Dorset at lots of fun and exciting events including the Dorset County Show! JOIN AN EVENT. There are lots of exciting ones to choose from Pages 19-22 Help us by spreading our COLLECTION POTS out to as many shops and places as possible. If you know of a place that a collection pot would work we’ll get in touch! HOLD AN EVENT FOR US such as a quiz night, concert, car wash or something crazy. We’ll help you all the way! VOLUNTEER in one of our services. There are plenty of different opportunities throughout our organisation. Give us a call to see which one suits you! BECOME AN ADVOCATE for Diverse Abilities and speak about us to groups and clubs, or just your family and friends.

If you liked this issue please pass it on for friends and family to enjoy. If you would like more newsletters for your place of work or club/society just e-mail Hugh. hugh.felstead@diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk If you would like to make a donation to Dorset’s Disability Charity please see the back page.

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Business Park, Ling Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4NZ

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