SCB (Special Needs) are delighted to announce it has been successful in its application to police and crime commissioner David Keane’s Community Police Fund to deliver a project to make a wellness and training room at the workshop.
The project has been awarded a £1,000 grant to help fund the room which will enable staff to offer dedicated safety training to small groups whilst also providing a ‘safe’ space to those who maybe require some ‘time out’ when overwhelmed with the challenges of everyday life.
The Community Police Fund links directly to the recently launched initiative to increase police visibility in every community in Cheshire by providing a dedicated Police Constable (PC) and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for all 122 policing communities. SCB worked closely with its local policing team, PC John Roberts and PCSO Tim Davey, to develop the bid to ensure it addressed local community safety issues.
The fund has been developed using money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (PoCA) 2002 to send a clear message to criminals that crime doesn’t pay.
PCC David Keane said: “By taking out the profits that fund crime and reinvesting them into community, we can help prevent further offences and increase community safety. This fund is empowering our local communities to work directly with our 122 community PCs and PCSOs on tailored projects which make a real difference to your local area. I look forward to seeing the difference this project will make in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Colin Mills, SCB Workshop Manager & Trustee, said: “We have welcomed the support shown to us by the local Police Community Officers over the past few years through their visits. Service users have formed good relationships and respect for the community officers and taken on board their advice. This grant means we can now take this relationship to the next level and provide more dedicated training in an informal manner.”
Please note: Photograph from our archive and taken pre Covid19
We are delighted to announce that SCB (Special Needs) has been chosen by the Co-op as one of the causes who can be selected by Co-op members to receive funding through their Local Community Fund scheme.The funding round started on Sunday, 25 October 2020 and will run for 12 months until 23 October 2021. During this time, Co-op Members will be able to select SCB as their cause, and every time they shop and purchase selected Co-op products & services a donation will be made to their chosen cause, just by scanning their membership card. It’s quick & easy to sign up as a member via the following link coop.co.uk/membership or ask about joining in your local store. Once you’ve signed up just select SCB (Special Needs) as your cause and remember to scan your card each time you shop at the Co-op. If you live outside the catchment area but still wish to support SCB please use the following link https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/48252
Please can we ask as many of our loyal followers to sign up and support this campaign, as any support we can get during these difficult times is much needed and gratefully received.
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Everyone associated with SCB wish to express their gratitude to members of the Crewe & Nantwich Weaver Rotary Club for their tremendous support over the past twelve months. Retiring Club President, Sandy Cowen, a long time supporter of the workshop through his company Alexandra Paper Supplies, chose SCB as his Charity of the Year, raising funds towards a new warm air blower. Together with incoming Club President, Simon Yates, & other Rotarians from the club, Sandy presented SCB Workshop Manager, Colin Mills, with a cheque for £2,500. Colin said ‘this donation means a great deal to us, as a small local charity, and will make a huge difference to our working environment’. Following the presentation service users extended an invitation to those present to join them for a cuppa, which was enjoyed by all.
We are delighted to announce that Supported Community Business (Special Needs) Limited were bestowed the ‘Crewe Business Award’ by current Crewe Mayor, Councillor Brian Roberts, at the recently held ‘Crewe Town Council Civic Awards’. Nominations for ‘an individual or organisation who has demonstrated initiative and enterprise in business in the Town of Crewe’ were sought from the public, following which a short list was compiled.
Staff & service users were delighted & honoured to accept the award, sponsored by Funki Print.com, from The Mayor of Crewe at the event, which followed a Vintage Tea.
All associated with SCB wish to express their thanks for this honour and for the sense of endorsement this gives us all to continue the work we do in the community of Crewe.
Everyone at SCB would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to ‘Crewe Rotary Club’ for their generous donation of £250, which will help towards the purchase of new uniform polo & sweat shirts. Your continued support of the workshop is very much appreciated.
Following our success this week all associated with SCB would like to extend their sincere thanks to the following: –
😀 To Aviva Insurance for not only the award but for thier generous sponsorship of the scheme. Your backing is very much appreciated & has touched many peoples lives through your generosity
😀 To RK Henshall Insurance Brokers choosing SCB as their community project & putting us forward
😀 & finally to everyone who took the time to register & vote for SCB in the public ballot
Many thanks to RK Henshall for the nomination & Aviva for the award 👏🏻😀
We are pleased to share the news that following the recent public vote SCB have been named as a ‘Finalist’ in the Aviva Community Awards. Thank you to everyone who took the time to register and vote in support of SCB. Special thanks also to RK Henshall Insurance for putting us forward for the awards. The first winners are due to be announced on 24 January 2019.
Supported Community Business (Special Needs), have been nominated by R.K.Henshall Insurance Brokers to participate in the ‘Aviva Community Fund Awards 2018’. There are over 50 cash awards, ranging from £1,000 to £25,000, with winning projects based on ‘Public Votes’. As a small local charity every penny counts, so any votes you could cast in support of SCB, via the link below, would be much appreciated. If you could also share this post with friends & family, businesses & contacts and get them to vote too it would certainly help our cause. Thank You!