News and Events
Enrych Oxfordshire is rated GREEN in the 2014 Quality Monitoring Review
We are delighted to announce that in the recent Quality Monitoring Review carried out by Oxford County Council, Enrych Oxfordshire was rated GREEN indicating all areas covered by the review are adequate to good or better. This is the highest rating OCC gives and so this achievement is one we are proud of as it confirms our belief that we are offering an excellent service highly valued by our members, volunteers and the organisations in Oxfordshire that work with adults with physical disabilities.
‘There is evidence through interviews and feedback from members that services were delivered in a person centred way with direct involvement of people who live with a physical disability. Members felt they have a strong sense of being in control of their service and that the staff and volunteers of Enrych always listen to and respond to individual’s wishes and concerns.
During the review, there was clear evidence that Coordinators and the Branch Manager have regular and open communications. This good practice has resulted in good team work.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the review for their support.’
Ka-Lee Powell, Quality & Contracts Officer, Joint Commissioning Team, Oxfordshire County Council
We currently have a variety of volunteering opportunities so take a look at the bottom of our main webpage as there may be something of interest.
We currently seek volunteers for swimming, fishing, gardening to playing board games, cycling and many more.
If you have a hobby or interest to share as well as your time or want to support our charity by volunteering at our fundraising events or become a trustee, than contact the branch on the following details:
Email: Swindon.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07741 253509
They’re back! for Halloween
Due to popular demand and last year’s sell-out success!
As part of our ongoing fundraising activities for 2014, we will be selling boxes of delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts on Friday 31st October through the great support of Nationwide Corporate Citizenship.
Boxes of 12 original glazed and variety doughnuts can be availabe to pre-order by Friday 24th October based on a minimum order and delivery within the Swindon Borough only. For further details contact the branch by email: Swindon.email@example.com or phone: 07741 253509.
If interested in becoming a fundraising trustee for Enrych Swindon contact Rachel Waine for more information by phone: 07741 253509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrych Swindon attended the St. Mark’s church fete on Saturday 6th September and had a wonderful day.
Lots of people stopped by our stand having a go at our tombola (made by Men’s Shed Swindon) and also our lucky dip which everyone enjoyed and we had lots of winners too!
We also had the opportunity to speak to people about our charity which was of interest and to take literature away on the day about the support we offer.
We thank our volunteers who helped with our stall, everyone who stopped by and donated, played the tombola and lucky dip or bought our yummy sweets.
If you are interested in becoming a fundraiser trustee for Swindon please contact Rachel Waine on: 07741 253509 or email: for more details.
Swindon social event
Swindon held their first social event by having a cream tea and talk by The Swindon Society on Friday 5th September.
Attended by Enrych members, volunteers and trustees it was a lovely informal afternoon to meet new people, strike up conversations and have lots of chatter and laughs.
Not a cream tea was left in sight and the event was made even better by the wonderful presentation by The Swindon Society showing images of Swindon through the decades and imparting local knowledge which everyone loved.
Many thanks to everyone who helped and attended to make our first social event very enjoyable.
Lee Mack shows laughter is the best medicine
In support of Enrych, comedian and writer Lee Mack brought much laughter and wit with his trademark brand of high energy banter, gags and one-liners to the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury. The multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You, is going back on the road with his first live tour in years but just before he starts his tour he took an evening out to help raise essential funds to support the work of Enrych National; The evening was hotly anticipated and proved to be a tremendous success with a packed audience. Lee Mack is donating the proceeds from the evening to Enrych National.
On behalf of everyone at Enrych and all the charity’s beneficiaries we thank you Lee Mack for being a perfect gentleman and very funny… As our Patron Graeme Garden would say ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and we all agree after our fundraising evening with Lee Mack.
Job Vacancy – Office/Financial Administrator
Office/Financial Administrator – Leicester & Derbyshire Branch Office
Job Title Office/Financial Administrator
Location Coalville, Leicestershire
Salary £18,000 per annum (pro rata)
Hours 16-20 hours per week over 4 – 5 days
Responsible to: The branch manager
Based in our office in Coalville, we are looking for a highly-organised, task-focused but friendly team-player to work with us as our office and financial administrator. The work will be busy, varied and you may often face competing priorities which you will need to work through with accuracy, tact and compassion.
You will need to understand financial systems and processes within a third sector environment and previous experience of working with local authorities and direct payments will be an advantage. You will need strong office skills with a good knowledge of computers, and effective time management. The job also requires people-centred skills, initiative and enthusiasm.
To provide office-based financial and administrative support across all aspects of Enrych’s work. This includes support to the Enrych branch manager, clients, personal assistants and volunteers. Enrych offers a range of services which enable adults with physical disabilities to access leisure and learning opportunities within their local communities.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Bank reconciliation
- Financial transaction storage and recording, accurate data input
- Management reporting using Excel
- Invoicing and credit control
- Processing of time sheets
- Data management, financial and HR
- Organising rotas
- Telephone services, accurately recoding information
- Document management
- Office stationery, minor office purchases
- Managing working lists and client files
- Supporting branch manager and volunteer co-ordinator
Providing timely financial information to central office and payroll
To apply, ring Rachel on 01608 676209 or email
You will need an Application form and job description which we can email you, or you can download them by clicking on the icons below. (CVs will not be accepted).
Closing date for applications is Monday 13 October 2014. Interviews will take place on Monday 20 October 2014 in Coalville.
This job is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not re-apply.
Enrych is a well-established charity with a 30 year history of enabling disabled adults to enjoy culture, leisure and learning opportunities. Our vision is enabling adults with a disability to recognise their potential, to connect, engage and enjoy life within their community.
Norman is 76, a major stroke had led to significant mobility, balance, coordination and memory problems. Norman had also been relocated as a result, and had no friends or family nearby. He was feeling extremely frustrated and isolated. Prior to the stroke, he had been very active physically and a passionate cyclist and would cycle over 40 miles every day. Norman was despondent that, as of 2 years ago, his days in the saddle had come to an abrupt end.
Norman was having difficulty walking more than 500yards. Given his mobility difficulties, we agreed to search for a volunteer with similar interests, in cycling conversation, visiting art galleries and listening to classical music. We also supported Norman with social media training to allow him to feel more connected with friends, family, and with his cycling and art interests. Following this he told us, ‘You are marvellous spending energy to make my life better. I am eternally grateful.’
In our meetings together, Norman continued to speak of his desire to get back out cycling, describing his situation as feeling like being, ‘in an open prison, with me as the warden.’ So, when his mobility showed a minor improvement, we investigated a local gym to explore the possibility of cycling on a stationary bike. It was evident that his legs could perform the cycling motion once again and that their combined power made it possible to turn the pedals.
Following this achievement, we re-advertised for a gym buddy. A volunteer came forward, was inducted and trained and is now working with Norman to facilitate regular trips to the gym.
In agreement with Norman, our support is now being steadily reduced to a model of ‘monitoring and review’ to promote his independence, whilst also enabling us to help other people in need.
Oxfordshire Golf Day 2nd Sept 2014
Enrych Oxfordshire is delighted to announce their annual Golf Day will take place on 2nd September at Cherwell Edge Golf Course. It’s going to be a great day – 25 teams of four are have already booked and if you would like to join them, please email
As well as an excellent day of golf, there will also be an evening auction of sports and leisure items including – a tour of Aston Martin Lagonda in Gaydon and Prodrive where they build Aston Martin Le Mans racing cars, a crate of House of Commons Whisky donated by Tony Baldry MP, a pin flag signed by Phil Mickelson, signed Arsenal first team photograph and many more .
All the money raised will go directly to the work of Enrych, a charity that has been working for nearly 30 years in Oxfordshire supporting physically disabled people to engage in their community and enjoy leisure and learning opportunities.
We are very grateful to our sponsors: Glazpart Ltd, Michael Jones Jewellers, Mike Swann Solutions, Hampton’s International and many others. Enrych also wants to thank Elaine for her remarkable energy and resourcefulness in organising this event.
(Photo courtesy of The Banbury Guardian)
Have a vehicle you want rid of?
Then please think about donating it to us through Giveacar!
Giveacar raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars. They provide a nationwide FREE service which:
- Arranges the collection of the vehicle from your home
- Depending on its age and condition, recycles it at an authorised facility or sends it to auction
Scrap donations raise about £100 for the charity (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.
To arrange donation of a car, visit
http://giveacar.co.uk/charities/enrych-buckinghamshire?cat=disability?page=2 or call 020 7736 4242, quoting Enrych Bucks as your preferred charity.