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The Emily Jordan Foundation

Unit 9, Fine Point,

Kidderminster

DY11 7FB

01562 861154

enjoy@theemilyjordanfoundation.org.uk

Registered Charity No:

1125382

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Supporting people with learning
disabilities to lead fulfilled lives

April 15, 2019

31st May 2019 10am - 3.30pm

April 15, 2019

St George’ s Church

Radford Road, Kidderminster.  DY10 2BS

On Saturday the 11th May 2019

Starts at 7.30pm

KMC have an extensive range of male choir musical arrangements with over 131 items in their music library. Their repertoire is varied and caters for all audiences. Not only do they sing in English but also cover songs in other languages. Arrangements include show songs, popular music, spirituals, and other traditional male cho...

April 1, 2019

On Friday 31st of May our shop will officially be opened from 10am - 3.30pm. You'll be able to see the opportunities we offer to people with learning difficulties and celebrate and thank all of our volunteers for their contribution!

March 8, 2019

Further success of The Emily Jordan Foundation Reaching Out project, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, (formal known as the Big Lottery Fund) was seen in February when Four Supported Volunteers recently completed re-building four bikes.  A presentation ceremony was held to mark the occasion.

These bikes started their life at Spokes as donated old bikes.  They arrived in various conditions.  Under the leade...

March 8, 2019

We have another new supported

volunteer start following the taster last month; she told us, “ I already she feel comfortable and people are so nice.”    She wants to learn to build bikes which and is starts off with dismantling older bikes and cleaning them.

Andrew carried out a survey with volunteers to check what works well and what could be Improved.  Feedback has been great with good suggestions and comment....

March 8, 2019

A fantastic month for new people joining us, we had two lead volunteers, Gill and Ann and one Supported Volunteer .

They are settling in quickly.  There were 4 people who joined for taster days with an opportunity to build a bike; there is real indications that they would like to sign up as Supported Volunteers.

One of our fantastic volunteers, John has had to take a break due for an operation, we hope to see him back in a few m...

March 8, 2019

A short month due to Christmas, however plenty to do at the Foundation with Lead Volunteers continuing working with the Supported Volunteers/Trainees in small groups and in some cases 1:1. Our Lead Volunteers not only support by offering learning in building bikes, growing plants and assembling wooden items, they also help them in building self confidence in everyday situations.  A lot of this happens through conversation they...

December 4, 2018

Six new volunteers were recruited during the months of October and November.

Twigs and Spokes have benefited greatly from the number of volunteers. With the supported volunteers, at this time, often selecting Spokes as their preferred project to learn new skills.

We carried out some collaborative work with the local Wyre Forest School (SEN) providing opportunities for the pupils and the school’s career strategy. The pupils integ...

December 4, 2018

Volunteers from NCS (local schools) gave inordinate amounts of their time volunteering through the summer. 

IGS/Specsavers hosted their annual staff quiz with the Emily Jordan Foundation being named as their nominated charity. Staff kindly donated their time to volunteer and to raise money to support the charity.

At Spokes supported volunteers are being trained and are working towards a formal bike technician accreditation. They...

December 4, 2018

Cycle club started up again with more people taking part this year as the group was extended to include families of people with disabilities.  It offers parents, and siblings the opportunity to participate either as a family or individually.  In some weeks there have been more than 22 people out on the cycle track in Stourport.

Five engineers from Zurich Insurance volunteered on “A day-to-make-a-difference” and were helped...

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