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Some exciting news here at Quo Vadis Trust today- we've been shortlisted in not one, but two categories at the Housing Heroes Awards 2020

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've got some really, really great news here at QVT today- we have been awarded a large grant from the Postcode Community Trust, which is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. 

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. 

Morning all,

Hope you are keeping well,

 

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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.

Some great news here at QVT- we're over the moon to become a recipient of a 'The Sun' 50 grant, receiving £2000 for our charity! 

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! 

In the thick of what is understandably a tough time for many right now, it's lovely to see glimmers of hope and acts of kindness.

Therefore we were so appreciative of this fab care box donated by the 7th West Kent Boys Brigade at Crayford Baptist Church

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! 

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...