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We thought we'd come on today to give our readers and supporters an update of what the activities and volunteer team have been doing at this strange & difficult time.

We're delighted to announce that as of today we've been awarded a grant of £1000 from a fellow local charity, Lewisham Almshouse! 

We are delighted to announce that our current HR Manager, Mary-Anne Fiorini, is now a member of the Senior Leadership Team at QVT. Mary-Anne’s title will now be Head of People.

 

We're over the moon to announce that Elmwood Lodge has been shortlisted for The Care Home Team Award at the 2019 Great British Care Awards

The Covid-19 lockdown during Easter weekend didn’t stop QVT staff ensuring that the clients had some enjoyment and were able to get involved in various activities!

Toni Hale, one of our Relief Workers, made some beautiful Easter cards for each of the houses at Verdant Lane, distributed leaflets inviting all of them to a Sunday lunch specially prepared by Francis (one of our clients); decorated the outside with colourful bunting, and attached individual messages of positivity written by some of the clients (see above pictures).

Here at Quo Vadis Trust we're delighted to announce that our CEO, Ingrid Tennessee, has stepped into a public governor position at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

An update today with a little bit about a couple of the food-related initiatives we've been running for our clients lately. 

Today we are taking part in Starts at Home Day #StartsatHome that celebrates the positive impact that supported housing makes to thousands of people up and down the country. 

Last week some of team Quo Vadis Trust attended the Ravensbourne Rotary Club presentation evening. At the event Quo Vadis Trust were presented with a much appreciated cheque for £500 by the Mayor of Bromley, Nicholas Bennett.

September is National Recovery Month - below is the calendar of events that Quo Vadis Trust will be running. 

On Friday we held a fun, Valentine's-themed lunch for some of our clients at our Verdant Lane site. The food was amazing, and we have to give a big 'Thank You' to one of our clients, Francis, who took over the cooking from QVT team member, Akjen, who had a agonising back injury poor thing. His Pineapple Upside-down cake was incredible! 

It's been a busy month here at the Quo Vadis Trust!

We always have a huge array of events and social opportunities for our clients to take part in, run by our hard-working volunteers, but over the past month or so we've been particularly busy and have managed to capture on camera some of what we've been up to: 

On Saturday 25th January we took part in our very first 'Get Involved Fair' at Lewisham Library. The aim of the event is for local organisations to publicise the work that they do and by doing so try and recruit some volunteers. 

 

In the first of new mini series, we meet member of the Quo Vadis Trust team and get to know them, their roles and their backgrounds a little more. First up is Angela Jommo, our Interim Client Services Manager...

Some more great awards news here to finish off 2019 (we've been on a roll!): On the 5th December our Finance Team (pictured here are Steve, Pooja and Sharon) attended the Charity Finance Awards after being nominated in the 'Embracing Digital Reporting' category, and ended up with a 'Runners Up' award. 

We always appreciate feedback on how we are performing as a charity, and how our clients feel about the services we offer and our staff. 

It's especially nice when this feedback is positive, and we were delighted and humbled to have received this email from a client of ours: 

We mentioned here in a news section a while ago that our Elmwood Lodge team had been shortlisted for The Care Home Team Awards at the Great British Care Awards, with the final being held at the Hilton in London if we were lucky enough to make it that far. 

 

It is Volunteers' Week from 1st to 7th June 2019. QVT are always grateful for the contribution of our Volunteers & Student Placements. To celebrate, we are hosting an Open Day at Verdant Lane on Tuesday 4th June from 1pm to 5pm. It will be an opportunity to visit our Art Exhibition, relax in our gardens & enjoy a BBQ buffet.

Last week (4th-8th November) was Trustees Week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do, and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

 

It is Mental Health Awareness Week from 13th May to 19th May 2019. This year's theme is: Body image – how we feel and think about our bodies

A great start to the week here- we're delighted that Quo Vadis Trust has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund! 

Our CEO recently had the pleasure of visiting the LAPD Department initially as a guest of a colleague but then on introducing QVT’s purpose to the host, was accommodated to take an inside look at their Homelessness initiatives.

Last week was a busy one here for us all at QVT, with staff conferences, external conferences, plus our open day at Verdant Lane which ended up being a huge success thanks to our staff, clients, volunteers and contributors! 

Quo Vadis Trust are proud to have been named finalist for "Frontline Team of the Year" at the 2018 Housing Heroes Awards for our Verdant Lane Team.