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Hill Street: Saving a vital community asset

Hill Street Youth & Community Centre has been serving the people of Rugby for decades. When it was threatened with closure, a group of volunteers stepped in to save the centre.
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SFHT: Enriching lives through supported living

The Stable Family Home Trust offers a range of services for people who have a learning disability. Its newest supported-living property has ‘wowed’ tenants.
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Target Housing: giving homes to the people society rejects

Target Housing’s clients often have multiple needs, from addictions to mental health issues and disabilities. Many have been turned away from other housing providers and some are in the last five years of life.
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The Light Church: Modern Christianity & social justice

Along with regular church services, the Light Church runs a food bank, debt support service, education centre, mental health support café and more.
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Burnhams Surgery: Ensuring NHS patients get a great service

Burnhams Surgery has found an innovative way to move premises, take on more patients and attract new GPs.
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Magpas Air Ambulance: Saving lives 24/7

Every second counts in an emergency. Magpas Air Ambulance is often the first on the scene, and its new airbase could see response times cut even further.
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St. Anne’s Hostel: Keeping people and their pets together

St. Anne’s is one of the few homeless hostels that are dog friendly. The charity is now starting an ambitious project to provide long-term homes for formerly homeless people and their canine companions.
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Head2Head: Involving disabled young people in drama

A work experience placement with the Royal National institute for the Blind led to Anni Rhodes-Steere launching a theatre company for disabled children and young people. 15 years on, Head2Head reaches thousands of people across the South of England.
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Whitley Bay Big Local: helping to bring a community together

“I dropped in one day for a coffee and a chat, and I kept coming back. Everyone is looking forward to the refurbishment. It means the centre can grow, which will help the people to grow.”