Pathways Residents Learn Cooking Skills

Four Pathways to Independence residents have started a 6-week cooking course, run in partnership with Ashdown and Medway Trust who run a housing related support hub in Ch…

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16 June 2021
Step Down Service – Luton Synergy

Our Luton Synergy service ran a sexual violence step-down service from January to March, with 3 months funding received from the Police & Crime Commissioner. The serv…

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16 June 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week 21

SIG participated in the just concluded Mental Health Awareness Week with several activities. Below is just a snapshot of those activities. Biscot House Biscot House decid…

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17 May 2021
SIG Penrose Partners with ELFT

SIG Penrose is pleased to partner with the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) in ‘The Coppice’ service, an exciting new pilot project in Bedfordshire. The project will l…

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7 April 2021
SIG Penrose’s CJS Partners with Reed In Partnership

SIG Penrose’s Criminal Justice Service is pleased to be a lead partner with Reed in Partnership in the provision of CFO Activity Hubs for offenders in Croydon and Lewisha…

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30 March 2021
SIG Penrose Partners with Only A Pavement Away

SIG Penrose is pleased to partner with Only A Pavement Away, to help the people we support through our Criminal Justice Services into employment in the hospitality sector…

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19 March 2021
International Women’s Day – Celebrating SIG’s Women

This is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Choose to Challenge. Today we celebrate the incredible and inspirational women who work for the SIG. We are…

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8 March 2021
Early Trauma & Domestic Abuse

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave? Women stay in violent and abusive relationships for all kinds of reasons, says Janie Pamment – and childhood trauma is a significant one When…

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2 March 2021
LGBT+ History Month

This is LGBT+ history month and the theme this year is, ‘Body, Mind, Spirit.’ The overall aim of LGBT+ History month is to promote equality and diversity and SIG is an in…

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5 February 2021
Bridge House Changed My Life for the Better

Our women’s services provide a lifeline for women who are living in fear, being exploited or in many ways disadvantaged. The support we provide to vulnerable women…

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27 January 2021
Pathways to Independence Joins the Social Interest group (SIG)

We are pleased to announce that Pathways to Independence has joined the Social Interest Group. We welcome Pathways to Independence, a Kent based charity specialising in…

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27 January 2021
Highlighting Our Work – Interview with Mo

Our frontline staff are a crucial part of our business. Their interventions and interactions with Service Users is the foundation of all that we do. They are the true exp…

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25 January 2021
Bridge House Saved my Life

The importance of the work we do can never be over emphasised! The services we provide and the support that we give to those that need us is sometimes the difference betw…

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13 January 2021
SIG’s Christmas Roundup

Our services try to give Service Users as much normalcy as possible in order to live fulfilled lives. Christmas was no exception as they did all they could to ensure Serv…

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8 January 2021
Fulfilling Lives – Spreading holiday cheer

Our Equinox Brighton Fulfilling Lives team have been getting into the festive spirit despite the constraints now placed upon us. They have made Christmas packs which are…

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23 December 2020
Solace – Combatting Loneliness & Isolation

The wonderful work that our Solace Centre service does and has continued to do throughout the pandemic, has been featured in the Ealing news. Solace is our is our daily…

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7 December 2020
We Pledge to help End Violence Against Women

During these 16 days of action to end violence against women, we continue to raise awareness of the pervasive nature of male violence against women in our society. We als…

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1 December 2020
Changes to Criminal Record Disclosures

SIG welcomes the news that that planned changes to the rules on criminal record disclosures will come into effect on Saturday 28th November. In essence, it means that chi…

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23 November 2020
New Hope Anniversary & BHM Celebration

Our New Hope service held a joint event in celebration of its 22nd birthday and Black History Month. The event was Service User led and took place in a marquee in the bac…

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11 November 2020
Black History Month – Staff Views

This Black History Month has seemed more significant for a number of reasons, due to events that have taken place this year. The theme ‘Dig Deeper, Look Closer,Thin…

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3 November 2020
Therapeutic Garden

When the Service Users at Farley Road were asked what they wanted to do with their outdoor space, their responses included, having an area for smoking and growing herb fo…

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26 October 2020
Black History Month Advent Calendar

Here is another great resource for BHM. It is a calendar which contains a wealth of information on black achievement. Each day features a different person, with a profile…

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20 October 2020
World Mental Health Day Round-up

At SIG, World Mental Health Day was celebrated in a number of ways throughout the group. The first SIG virtual Tea and Talk was held on Thursday 8th October. Great conve…

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15 October 2020
Penrose CJS’ Work Highlighted in MOJ report

Our Criminal Justice Services are doing extremely important work in the resettlement area. The October quarterly report from the Ministry of Justice Data Lab has highligh…

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9 October 2020
WMH Day Art & Poetry Competition

Our SIG Equinox Service, The Solace centre, has held an art and poetry competition for World Mental Health Day. Comedian Jo Brand, a  supporter of the centre, judged the…

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8 October 2020
Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK, which began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. But it is now much more…

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2 October 2020
Bedford Blues Foundation Programme

The Bedford Blues Foundation has agreed a six-month programme with us, supporting physical & mental wellbeing. Service Users at our Homan House service will have…

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1 October 2020
Make Change Count Now ‘Live’

SIG Equinox Brighton are amongst a group of organisations supporting the city’s Make Change Count campaign. The campaign, which supports people who are rough sleeping, is…

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28 July 2020
Surviving COVID-19

Over the last few weeks, Service Users and Staff at our Churchfield service have been reflecting on the months in lockdown, what this means to them, and how they have bee…

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2 June 2020
Lettuce Be Kind

Our garden based project, SIG Penrose Roots observed Mental Health awareness Week with the a unique intuitive. Their “lettucebekind” campaign involved leaving lettuces wi…

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1 June 2020
Mental Health Awareness week – Be Kind

In 1989, the movie ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ was released in the cinemas. Within that film the main characters coin the term, ‘Be Excellent to Each Other’ as a…

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19 May 2020
Make Change Count 2020

SIG Equinox is proud to be a part of Brighton and Hove’s Make Change Count campaign, supporting people who are rough sleeping, is back for 2020. More than £100,000 has be…

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4 May 2020
Urgent appeal for Makers of Scrubs

With intense pressure on the supply chain for PPE equipment, we are challenged to provide Scrubs to our frontline staff as recommended by the government. We are urgently…

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27 April 2020
Joining the Fight Against Coronavirus

Today, in partnership with Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, the Social Interest Group through SIG Equinox joins the direct fight to help people recover from COVID 19! As of…

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15 April 2020
SIG New Year Honours Awards 2020

Honouring Service Users & Staff Approximately 40 guests gathered at Lift Angel in Islington for the first Social Interest Group Awards Luncheon on Monday, 24th F…

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26 February 2020
Figures Show Gender-Based Violence at An All-time High

Today we are saddened by the news that female homicide is at its highest level in over a decade. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) released that in March 2019 and t…

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14 February 2020
The True Cost of Homelessness

Knowyourmoney.co.uk has published a new study on “the true cost of homelessness.” Research suggests that the main underlying cause of homelessness is lack of ac…

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10 February 2020
Alcohol and Me – Michael’s Story

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week (11-17 November), Alcohol Change UK requested guest blogs called, Alcohol and Me, which is the theme for the week. The week is…

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18 November 2019
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