Social housing provider launches grantmaking Longleigh Foundation

first_img Howard Lake | 27 January 2017 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Social housing provider launches grantmaking Longleigh Foundation Social housing provider Stonewater has created a national charitable foundation which will make grants to support elderly people, young people, women in crisis due to domestic abuse, and residents with physical or mental disabilities.It established it “in response to the impact of Government Budget and welfare cuts affecting some of its most disadvantaged residents”. It has an endowment of £500,000.George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater, which manages 30,000 homes in the UK, explained:“The financial impact on housing associations of recent Budget decisions and policy reform has put immense pressure on our ability to provide enhanced services and support over and above our core offering. “Stonewater can provide a roof and a place to call home but many people need additional help beyond their initial housing needs. This is what inspired us to establish the Longleigh Foundation, which can work with our most vulnerable residents, supporting them with opportunities to create better lives.”Three areas of grantmakingLongleigh’s grant-giving programme has been split into three areas covering:• community projects aimed at health and well-being, isolation and inclusion, employment and training;• individual hardship cases;• and funding for strategic research.The Foundation has already agreed funding awards for some projects.In Southampton, it is financing an innovative ‘Recovery Toolkit’ programme at Stonewater’s Southampton Women’s Refuge which provides residents in crisis with specialist support and coping strategies for breaking the cycle of domestic abuse.It is also funding an IT equipment and digital ambassadors scheme to help tackle digital exclusion among older people in its communities, and a project for residents in Stonewater’s supported housing schemes, aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles. Advertisement Main image: (l-r) George Blunden, Chair of Stonewater and Sue Terry, Longleigh Foundation’s Chair, celebrate the launch of the Longleigh Foundation.  195 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img More funding?To achieve more, Stonewater is encouraging its 700+ staff to help raise money for the new Foundation. It will match-fund funds raised up to a total of £15,000.The Foundation is also working to attract further partners and funding for its work through partnerships with other established charities, community groups, businesses and local authorities.David Emerson CBE, formerly Chief Executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations, spoke at the launch event, saying:“Trusts and foundations play a vital, but often less recognised role in support of civil society, the strength and diversity of which is one of the great successes of British Society.  The Longleigh Foundation is a very welcome addition to this important grant-giving community, and one that will bring a unique perspective and insight from its housing association roots.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: Funding  196 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20last_img read more

Shirlee Smith | “What do I Tell My Children About the Recent Racial Violence in America?”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News Business News The question seems to go something like this: “What do I tell my children about the recent racial violence in America?”Well, folks, if you’d been on your job, which is that of preparing kids for life, there would not now be a panic search for answers .Whether Black or White, we’ve owed our children a picture of what they are now being exposed to on a daily basis.Parents tend to be oblivious of a couple of very crucial facts, the most important being that the kids are watching, listening, and jumping to their own conclusions.The second most important omission that’s made is not recognizing the power of the home environment we establish.But the killing of the five policemen and the street demonstrations by “Black Lives Matter” just have no explainable approach for a young kid, say too many white parents.My friend Ty Vance, a phenomenal on-stage story teller, would offer these folks who are in denial as to who they are and how they conduct their lives around their children, a very strong example as to how they’ve already laid the groundwork of the way their kids view the racial divide.As a kid, Vance was door-to-door selling something for his Boy Scout troop. A young kid, around the age of 5, answered the knock.Vance asked, “Are your parents here?”The kid said “Yeah” and left the door calling for his mother.“Mom, there’s a nigger at the door.”Mom bought all of Vance’s products and apologized for her child by saying, “I just don’t know where he got that from.”Well, I know where, AND Mom also knew where.Oh, you think my friend Ty Vance, being a story-teller made this up?I can share a first-hand experience that’s just as clear.We dropped my second-grade daughter off at a party being given by one of her young white friends.When I picked her up, my kid explained to me that the reason the party-giver’s dog was barking when she arrived was because the dog didn’t like black people.Oh, the household members talked about this around the dinner table. My second- grader wasn’t having any of our conversation and protested “My friends aren’t like any of that.”But only a few months later when the white family had to evacuate their home in the Altadena foothills due to flooding, they asked if their young girl could stay with us.Of course, she was welcome for as long as the weather emergency lasted.When the young white second-grader stepped into the house, she reached to pat our cat.One of my teenagers shrieked, “Don’t touch that cat – it doesn’t like white people.”My second-grader was devastated and took off to her bedoom in tears, sobbing and telling me the cat didn’t know white people from black people.Uh, huh!Well, my second-grader is now a grown woman who has withstood the rigors of being black in America, and if anyone were to ask her now about “friends not being like that” she’d give you a straight-up answer on how kids, no matter how young, learn from their parents.And the white second-grader? Well, who knows? But we do know she didn’t get any good lessons on race from her parents.Parents, let’s stop kidding ourselves, because we’ve been discussing the racial divide down through the years. And now the black young men being killed by the police – which never prompted white people to wonder what to tell their kids – the murder of the Dallas officers and the Black Lives Matter street protests have brought the simmering American racial pot to a full-fledged rolling boil.Don’t know what to tell white kids? Ask me. I’m available for any age group.Don’t know what to tell black kids? Aw, come on now. But I’m available for you folks, too. 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She is a Los Angeles Press Club first place awardee and author of They’re Your Kids, Not Your Friends and the Spanish edition, “Son Tus Hijos, No Tus Amigos.” Smith can be reached by email at [email protected] Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Wanted Suspect Wearing Wig, Silicone Mask Arrested in Pasadena

first_img © OpenStreetMap contributorsDespite wearing a wig and a silicone mask in an effort to disguise his identity, a tip led police in Pasadena to arrest a wanted man they had been seeking on Monday afternoon, officials said.Officers were notified about 3:45 p.m. that Richard Phillip Torres, 32, of El Monte was in the area of Hill Avenue and Corson Street, Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Russo said.They pulled over a car Torres was riding in, which was ultimately determined to be a rideshare vehicle, he said.Torres was taken into custody without a struggle, Russo said. A loaded handgun was found in his waistband.Torres had failed to appear in court for a previous case in which he was accused of vandalism and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.A second man traveling with Torres was also arrested on suspicion of violating probation, Russo said. HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Make a commentcenter_img Public Safety Wanted Suspect Wearing Wig, Silicone Mask Arrested in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 6:29 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more