News and Events
Volunteers Week 2015
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2015.
This is a great opportunitiy for us to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers – you make such a difference to the lives of the disabled people you support.
For more info about whats going on in your area, go to the Volunteers Week website by clicking here
To find out about current volunteer opportunities with Enrych. click here
Hear what our members say…
I haven’t been out for what seems like forever and it has been years since I fished. Today meant the world to me.
Thanks to all our supporters who enable us to continue our work and make a difference for people like Tom
Buckinghamshire Newsletter Summer 2015
Take a look at our latest newsletter including our upcoming trip to Bucks Railway Centre, new bowling group, photography afternoons in July and Summer tea party for all members and volunteers.
Meet Volunteer Jessica
Jessica is a student at De Montfort University and she writes:
“I first met Kate in April, and originally I was worried I didn’t have any skills to match what she wanted doing! However, as time went on we soon learned that with a bit of patience, I could design the website she wanted to create.
I’ve had a brilliant time so far, it’s been really rewarding to see Kate’s visions for her website come to life, and it’s gratifying to know I have helped make that happen for her.
She’s helped me by widening my horizons and my knowledge – I now have website development and maintenance skills, and her knowledge of dyslexia is phenomenal! She’s taught me so much that I try to use to help friends with dyslexia.”
If you want to find out more about voluntering opportunities with Enrych, click here
Enrych gains ‘Living Wage employer’ accreditation
The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Enrych has today been accredited as a Living Wage employer.
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Enrych, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers; receive a minimum hourly wage of £7.85 – significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said: “We are delighted to welcome Enrych to the Living Wage movement as an accredited employer.
You can now earn Time Credits for your volunteering hours in Bucks!
Enrych Bucks has recently signed up to Time Credits, this means that for every hour you volunteer with us you can earn one Time Credit to spend on something you like to do. There’s no limit to how many credits you can earn, and the more you earn the more you can spend. Time Credits never expire and they don’t cost any money. In Bucks they are developing lots of ways to spend Time Credits across our community and there are already hundreds of ways to spend them across the country. More information and venues accepting Time Credits can be found here Bucks Time Credits.
If you would like you can also gift back your time credits to Enrych Bucks for us to do group activities with our members and volunteers, or give to a friend or family member as the credits are transferrable.
If you are a current volunteer for Enrych Bucks and you want to sign up please complete the form below and return to , if you are interested but are currently not volunteering with us please get in touch with 07511 142268 or take a look at our current opportunities
Wheelchair basketball – Let’s play!
News from Let’s Play
Let’s Play is an exciting new programme funded by Sport England. It sees Boccia England, British Wheelchair Basketball, GB Wheelchair Rugby, Goalball UK, Wheelchair Football Association and the Tennis Foundation working in partnership for the first time ever, offering you the chance to learn the basics of their activities. These 12 FREE multi-sport events will be taking place across the country this year, with your chance to not only try the activities but to build a connection with your local club. To find out more or to register your place at this unmissable event please visit, www.letsplay-it.co.uk
Let’s Play offers you the chance to come and try multiple activities. Go to www.letsplay-it.co.uk to find out more #tryitloveitplayit
Enrych’s model of providing parallel and integrated support in paid-for and voluntary services recently cited by a local authority leader as ‘something to be commended’
We were very pleased to see our model of service delivery noted for praise in this way.
Read how Enrych enabled Derek to access community services
Derek joined Enrych looking for a volunteer or group to match his wide array of interests. Derek has spina bifida and hydrocephalus causing reduced mobility – but this doesn’t hold him back from living life to the full! Ruby, a young volunteer looking to do a short term placement, came forward to play tennis with Derek at Halton Tennis Club. After 10 weeks Derek had integrated well and joined their wheelchair tennis group practising and improving week after week.
‘I really enjoy the tennis, the coach is very encouraging’
A word from our patron
“It’s a privilege to be associated with Enrych, a much needed charitable service. And it’s a joy to see the difference their work makes in supporting individuals and helping them to achieve the things that make life worth living.”
Graeme Garden, Enrych Patron
Thanks to Graeme from all at Enrych for his continued support – we very much appreciate it