Written by Kylie Barton, Assistant Manager Eastleigh Young Carers Project
Written by Solomon Kumuyi, Home Care Services Manager One Community
The aspiration of almost every young person is to choose a progressive career path in life and to move as high as possible.
As a young man, I started my career as a chemist, then I moved into customer relations and then to IT. During my post-university time of serving the Nation in Nigeria, I was privileged to lead a charity organization that supported the less privilege in the society – the motherless babies, inmates in the prisons, and disabled children. Putting smile on their faces. The vision to improve my skills in the world of IT and business brought me to UK and during my studies I worked as a part time Healthcare Support Worker, assisting the elderly, young, and disabled people in the community. [Read more…]
Written by Jean Roberts-Jones, Chief Executive, One Community
Work experience is often a student’s first time in a work place. It provides them with invaluable insight and experience as to what to expect after leaving full time education. It can also help them consider different career paths, and experience different elements of working.
This week I was joined by an enthusiastic young student from Barton Peveril College who approached One Community for some work experience as part of her business course. She will be with me for another 5 weeks, every Wednesday morning, so it will be quite challenge for me to find her meaningful tasks. I want to help her understand the range of day to day operational activities which happen to allow One Community to function. [Read more…]
Written by Kylie Barton, Researcher, One Community
There has been a rise in popularity of the community gardening scheme of late, with people of all ages realising the benefits of reconnecting with nature. A new UN report shows that local organic gardening is the only way to feed the world! With allotments becoming harder to come by, with a waiting list of over two years at present in Eastleigh, there is an increasing need for innovative solutions to allow vulnerable people access to green spaces. [Read more…]
Written by Kylie Barton
Although One Community is classed as a medium sized organisation from employee number perspective, when looking at revenue alone, it is indeed a small organisation. It is made up of several smaller projects who look for funding and other opportunities themselves as independent entities with their own accounts. It is a dog eat dog world out there when it comes to bidding for funds, but what is not always considered, is the opportunity for big organisations to support local community projects in a number of different ways and not just through funding. In this article, we shall look at a number of these opportunities and demonstrate that organisations can support each other even if money is limited.