Lord Ashcroft released the ‘Veterans' Transition Review’ on the 11th February which was warmly welcomed by The PR Office’s client: The Forces in Mind Trust.
AVM Ray Lock said: "The publication of Lord Ashcroft's Veterans' Transition Review has underlined the work we published last Summer under the Transition Mapping Study”
"The six key recommendations align with our Study's findings and can only help us as we try and have them implemented. Our recent commissions to Manchester Business School and the Directory of Social Change will provide solutions to Lord Ashcroft's suggestions of helpline consolidation and a Charities Directory, whilst our funding of the Future Horizons Programme at Catterick Garrison has already caused the MOD to introduce better transition support to Early Service Leavers.
"We're delighted to see strong support for a work placement scheme, which we believe Lord Ashcroft is uniquely placed to gain Industry's…
Ahead of the first ever G8 Summit on Dementia Care Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt visited Nightingale House to see examples of best practice care for older people and learn about how innovative care programmes and dedicated caring teams can enrich the lives of residents.
Mr Hunt met with Chairman Harvey Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Helen Simmons and outgoing Chief Executive Leon Smith to discuss residential care home issues facing the UK and their thoughts on how these should be addressed. He also toured Nightingale House and at the activity centre, whilst baking a pineapple upside-down cake, spoke with Betty Weinberg and her fellow residents about their time at Nightingale Hammerson.
The tour was completed with a viewing of the Wohl Wing, which was opened by Prince Charles in 2011. Mr Hunt said: “I want to congratulate Nightingale Hammerson on creating a care home that has to be one of the best I have ever seen. You can see that their pioneering approach to…
The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has just awarded a grant to the Directory of Social Change (DSC) to conduct an independent and comprehensive review of the military charity sector. This is to produce an authoritative online Guide to the Military Charity Sector which aims to dispel any confusions or misconceptions that the public may have.
FiMT was the charity which was awarded £35 million by the Big Lottery Fund in 2011 and is in partnership with the Royal Foundation. The Guide will include: a breakdown and analysis of money raised by each charity; examples of good practice; distribution of funding for grant-making versus service delivery; types of organisations within the sector; an analysis of geographical distribution of support versus need; performance comparisons with other sectors; contact information. The Guide will be publically accessible via DSC’s sophisticated on-line searchable website.
PRO client, The Officers’ Association is sponsoring a new award: “The Spirit of the Royal Navy sword” which is presented to the BRNC Officer Cadet who demonstrated the strongest adherence to the Naval Service’s values and ethos throughout their 30-week initial naval training course a Britannia Royal Naval College.
Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Oliver Hounslow, was presented with the sword by Officers’ Association Chief Executive and former Naval Officer, Lee Holloway at the passing out ceremony on Thursday, 19th November.
Officers’ Association Chief Executive, Lee Holloway commented: “For the Officers’ Association to be given the opportunity to be involved in this ceremony is a real pleasure. As an organisation the OA is uniquely placed in being able to offer a resource based on a thorough understanding of the background and needs of Commissioned Officers and their families.” For more information, visit http://www.officersassociation.org.uk
Shimon Cohen and the whole team The PR Office deeply mourns the passing of Madiba, Nelson Mandela. For some six years The PR Office enjoyed the immense privilege of working closely with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and directly to Madiba on the magnificent 46664 campaign. Since the launch of 46664 in 2003 we worked on programmes and events in Cape Town, George, Johannesburg, Tromso, Madrid, London and New York and had the honour and privilege to greet Madiba many times. The highlight of all must be our work on the most incredibly successful 90th birthday celebrations held in London's Hyde Park, photos of which adorn our office walls, with pride of place going to the letter from Madiba thanking us for our efforts.
To have worked with Nelson Mandela has been a lifetime highlight. Madiba showed the world leadership, courage, humility and warmth. For those of us privileged to have met him, he showed a strength of character through a huge heart that will never be forgotten.