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Friends of Ouch

Welcome to the Friends of Ouch page. We believe in the power of collaboration and are delighted to recommend these outstanding businesses and organisations to our valued customers. Explore our curated list of partners below and discover their purpose and what they can offer. These trusted organisations have been carefully selected based on their exceptional quality, reliability, and dedication to providing valuable solutions to other businesses or the community.
Dorset Wildlife Trust

Founded as a charity in 1961, Dorset Wildlife Trust manage more than 40 nature reserves for wildlife and people in Dorset. They also work with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.

The natural world is in crisis and declining at an unprecedented rate, mainly driven by climate change and environmental degradation. Dorset Wildlife Trust’s mission is to help lead the changes needed to reverse the decline.

To read more about Dorset Wildlife Trust and how you can help achieve a transformation for the natural environment, please visit their website.

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Phone: 01305 264620

Signpost Stockport for Carers

Signpost Stockport for Carers is an independent local charity who have been supporting carers for more than 30 years. Their aim is to improve the quality of life for carers in Stockport from 6 years old to 96 years old and everyone in-between.

For adult carers, they provide free, confidential information and a range of services including counselling, benefits help, emotional support, practical advice, ‘signposting’ to other organisations, social opportunities, and access to our Connecting Carers Card. For young carers, they provide respite via age-appropriate social activities, family support, school liaison and opportunities to simply enjoy being a child or young person away from their caring responsibilities.

To find out more about how Signpost Stockport for Carers support carers in their community, and how you can help, please visit their website.

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Phone: 0161 442 0442

Wimborne War on Waste

WWoW is a focussed and dynamic grassroots community group that seeks to raise awareness about the environmental impact of single use plastic through events, talks, displays and workshops. They started out in January 2017, focussed on reducing single use plastics – in particular disposable coffee cups, plastic bottles, straws and bags.

In September 2018 they led Wimborne Minster to ‘Plastic Free’ community status, becoming the second town in Dorset to achieve this award from Surfer’s Against Sewage. They continue to offer advice and support to other communities and leaders wishing to do the same and they work closely with local Councils, the BID, businesses, festivals, venues, community groups, schools and individuals to inspire all to make simple, positive changes, to choose alternatives to single use plastic and promote a more sustainable, ethical culture of consumption.

To read more about how Wimborne War on Waste are tackling single use plastics, please visit their Facebook page.

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Email: wimbornewaronwaste@gmail.com

CITB Employer Network (Dorset)

The Employer Network Pilot is a new CITB initiative, trialling an alternative method of funding training in Dorset. All CITB registered employers – who are up to date with levy payments, or exempt, can take part and benefit from the funding available…and there’s no cost to join!

Employers decide how funds are used and how much of the funds contribute towards each training need. It also means that employers will no longer need to claim for training using the CITB grant scheme.

If you’re a construction company, you could benefit from the funding available. If you want to find out more about Employer Networks, please visit the CITB website or contact Lisa Lawrence.

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Email: Lisa.Lawrence@citb.co.uk