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  • August Youth Activities 2015 | Dereham Community Support Centre
    esol international work club club finder y friday the hub boys own youth forum soul survivor foodbank volunteer donate resources multimedia newsletter gallery downloads blog contact August Youth Activities August Youth Activities 2015 August Youth Activities 2014 Share comment news Dereham Youth Forum August Youth Activities welcome what we do volunteer resources blog List of events Download Y Friday Form for Bowling 29th April YouTube A Y Friday club night

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  • DCSC – Welcome | Dereham Community Support Centre
    Community Support Centre is a virtual centre that brings together people who want to build a better community Free video music from Music4YourVids co uk We run our own projects partner with others in theirs and encourage groups and individuals who want to volunteer If you have ideas about how to support the community then we want to hear from you Tell us what you think Share comment news Dereham

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  • Challenges at Mid Norfolk Foodbank | Dereham Community Support Centre
    they took a list and began their shop Twenty minutes later they returned with two deep trolleys full of food and toiletries They walked over and removed one shopping bag off the top They then left the two trolleys for us When we checked with them they told us that they had been saving their winter heat allowance all last winter Foodbank had helped their son and they wanted to show their thanks On another occasion a lady arrived at the distribution centre with a car full of food Her husband had asked for an unusual Christmas present It was for his wife to donate in food the value of the present she might otherwise had bought him Outstanding acts of generosity happen regularly They are not always large loads of food Sometimes they may be a small collection in a plastic bag from a primary school child at Harvest Assembly or a person who has secured a job after 18 months and wants to give something back These acts of generosity are inspiring and they challenge my attitudes But sometimes the challenge can come in a very different way A few weeks ago a lady came for a food parcel because she had been sanctioned at the Job Centre She had missed her appointment and would therefore have to wait three months before she could receive any benefits It happened because when eight months pregnant with her third child she attended her normal out patients appointment Whilst there the doctor told her that there were complications It would be necessary for her to be induced and for the baby to be delivered prematurely Thankfully all went well and mother and baby are fine However when she returned to the Job Centre they informed her of the missed appointment It

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  • Uncategorized | Dereham Community Support Centre
    Tesco A retired couple looked unusually cheerful as they took a list and began their shop Twenty minutes later they returned with two deep trolleys full of food and toiletries They walked over and removed one shopping bag off the top They then left the two trolleys for us When we checked with them they told us that they had been saving their winter heat allowance all last winter Foodbank had helped their son and they wanted to show their thanks On another occasion a lady arrived at the distribution centre with a car full of food Her husband had asked for an unusual Christmas present It was for his wife to donate in food the value of the present she might otherwise had bought him Outstanding acts of generosity happen regularly They are not always large loads of food Sometimes they may be a small collection in a plastic bag from a primary school child at Harvest Assembly or a person who has secured a job after 18 months and wants to give something back These acts of generosity are inspiring and they challenge my attitudes But sometimes the challenge can come in a very different way A few weeks ago a lady came for a food parcel because she had been sanctioned at the Job Centre She had missed her appointment and would therefore have to wait three months before she could receive any benefits It happened because when eight months pregnant with her third child she attended her normal out patients appointment Whilst there the doctor told her that there were complications It would be necessary for her to be induced and for the baby to be delivered prematurely Thankfully all went well and mother and baby are fine However when she returned to the Job Centre

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  • Encouragement amid the gloom! | Dereham Community Support Centre
    and new initiatives are ignored Parents no longer consider their Sure Start Centre to be the thriving supportive and welcoming place that it once was Important support for families is lost In addition centres that are often used by the voluntary sector as is the case in London Road Dereham can give no assurances about the future As a result a variety of youth clubs are left wondering whether they will still have a venue in the autumn It is said that where there is no vision the people perish let s hope that inspired enthusiastic imaginative risk taking leadership is soon installed so that our Sure Start Centres can once again be places that help to give children a sure and secure start This morning David Cameron announced plans to remove Housing Benefit for those under 25 and to limit child benefit payments to families with three children or under He says he is just opening a debate I would like to invite him to spend two hours at the Foodbank and consider the consequences of his new ideas on some of the young people we meet The current cuts to benefits are leaving some of the most needy in society with very real difficulties I totally endorse the comment made by Liam Allmark Public Affairs Officer for Caritas Social Action Network who said It is worrying that the government would consider introducing a further package of significant limitations and reductions to benefits when we are only starting to see the devastating impact on families from the first round of changes On a more positive note I was really encouraged this week by the enthusiasm shown at the leadership meeting for the Soul Survivor trip People were happily volunteering to take responsibility for a variety of jobs and also

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  • Foodbank | Dereham Community Support Centre
    Benefit for those under 25 and to limit child benefit payments to families with three children or under He says he is just opening a debate I would like to invite him to spend two hours at the Foodbank and consider the consequences of his new ideas on some of the young people we meet The current cuts to benefits are leaving some of the most needy in society with very real difficulties I totally endorse the comment made by Liam Allmark Public Affairs Officer for Caritas Social Action Network who said It is worrying that the government would consider introducing a further package of significant limitations and reductions to benefits when we are only starting to see the devastating impact on families from the first round of changes On a more positive note I was really encouraged this week by the enthusiasm shown at the leadership meeting for the Soul Survivor trip People were happily volunteering to take responsibility for a variety of jobs and also offering new ideas that I am sure will help make the week even more successful The sense of team working was inspiring And to cap it the 39th young person has signed up to join us for the trip With only five weeks to go the excitement is building Posted in Foodbank Soul Survivor Sure Start Tagged Foodbank Soul Survivor Sure Start Leave a reply Foodbank Police and Tubing Posted on June 18 2012 by BO DCSC Reply Arrangements for the Foodbank have taken a further step forward in the last week The committee met with members of a Dereham care agency who were tremendously helpful They have warehouse and office space that we can use at minimal cost and have volunteers who can help sort and package the food It means that

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  • Soul Survivor | Dereham Community Support Centre
    ultimately it is the children who suffer What so often happens is that activities are reduced to a basic provision and new initiatives are ignored Parents no longer consider their Sure Start Centre to be the thriving supportive and welcoming place that it once was Important support for families is lost In addition centres that are often used by the voluntary sector as is the case in London Road Dereham can give no assurances about the future As a result a variety of youth clubs are left wondering whether they will still have a venue in the autumn It is said that where there is no vision the people perish let s hope that inspired enthusiastic imaginative risk taking leadership is soon installed so that our Sure Start Centres can once again be places that help to give children a sure and secure start This morning David Cameron announced plans to remove Housing Benefit for those under 25 and to limit child benefit payments to families with three children or under He says he is just opening a debate I would like to invite him to spend two hours at the Foodbank and consider the consequences of his new ideas on some of the young people we meet The current cuts to benefits are leaving some of the most needy in society with very real difficulties I totally endorse the comment made by Liam Allmark Public Affairs Officer for Caritas Social Action Network who said It is worrying that the government would consider introducing a further package of significant limitations and reductions to benefits when we are only starting to see the devastating impact on families from the first round of changes On a more positive note I was really encouraged this week by the enthusiasm shown at the leadership

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  • Sure Start | Dereham Community Support Centre
    ultimately it is the children who suffer What so often happens is that activities are reduced to a basic provision and new initiatives are ignored Parents no longer consider their Sure Start Centre to be the thriving supportive and welcoming place that it once was Important support for families is lost In addition centres that are often used by the voluntary sector as is the case in London Road Dereham can give no assurances about the future As a result a variety of youth clubs are left wondering whether they will still have a venue in the autumn It is said that where there is no vision the people perish let s hope that inspired enthusiastic imaginative risk taking leadership is soon installed so that our Sure Start Centres can once again be places that help to give children a sure and secure start This morning David Cameron announced plans to remove Housing Benefit for those under 25 and to limit child benefit payments to families with three children or under He says he is just opening a debate I would like to invite him to spend two hours at the Foodbank and consider the consequences of his new ideas on some of the young people we meet The current cuts to benefits are leaving some of the most needy in society with very real difficulties I totally endorse the comment made by Liam Allmark Public Affairs Officer for Caritas Social Action Network who said It is worrying that the government would consider introducing a further package of significant limitations and reductions to benefits when we are only starting to see the devastating impact on families from the first round of changes On a more positive note I was really encouraged this week by the enthusiasm shown at the leadership

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