Being the Difference

Last week I spent two days participating in the ‘Being the Difference’ Training Workshops delivered by Expert Link: http://expertlink.org.uk/being-the-difference/ I have to say that this was a genuinely wonderful training experience and I had the privilege of spending...
Volunteering

Volunteering

So… this week is Volunteers’ Week, when we as a nation get to say thank you for the work of volunteers. Here at Empowerment, we to would like to say a great big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. Over the past year we have been enthusiastically building up the...
Mike’s #BigSleepout18

Mike’s #BigSleepout18

On the night of Friday 23rd March 2018, rather than sleeping in my own bed, I slept out on the street in the middle of Blackpool with 250 other people to raise money for Streetlife, as part of the 2018 BIG Sleepout. It was an uncomfortable experience as it rained for...

It’s cruel to be ‘not’ kind!!

Last week I spent two days interviewing for our new Fulfilling Lives Lived Experience Team. As is our usual practice one of the interview panel was a person with multiple complex needs and had a huge amount of lived experience. He is now working very hard to turn his...

Good enough is not good enough!!

Empowerment has a passion for providing the very best enabling support for the people we serve. It is essential that we constantly strive to improve, to do things better and change when we need to. Increasingly this drive for improvement has to come from people with...

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

One of my very favourite songs is’ Changes’ by the incomparable David Bowie. In the song he exhorts us to, ‘turn and face the strange’. By this I think he means changing what you’re used to into something which is new, exciting and uncomfortable! So, I thought I’d use...
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