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Connecting Communities football match

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CITY PARTNERS IN SUNDERLAND are joining the team to support the annual, national Amnesty International UK ‘Football Welcomes Refugees’ campaign. The campaign was first Launched in April 2017 to celebrate the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make, not only to football but to all aspects of community life. Across the country, the campaign encourages football […]

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Steps into STEM event – case study

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On Friday 12th of March 2020 we have delivered a ‘STEPS into STEM’ event for BME women to celebrate British Science week. The event was funded by British Science association. It was a very successful and engaging event, we had 13 attendees in total and we heard wonderful presentations about women’s representation within the STEM […]

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The Impact of ICOS work

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Between April 2019 and April 2020, our successes include:  -supporting 35 clients into work -supporting 40 clients into accessing level 1 and level 2 training  -supporting 15 clients to volunteer on a regular basis (another 10 were irregular volunteers)  -supporting at least 25 clients to improve their wellbeing  Since the start of the COVID19 pandemic in […]

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Awards from Britain in Bloom

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ICOS Volunteers   You are the BEST! We would like to say a massive thank you to all volunteers for their ethics and commitment to Backhouse and Barley Mow Parks. We have received two awards from Britain in Bloom! All of your work is an inspiration to others. Well done, truly deserved! ICOS #BritainInBloom

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ICOS will become a Living wage employer in May 2021

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It’s #LivingWageWeek! • ICOS, in May 2021, will be joining over 800 employers who have accredited with the Living Wage Foundation since the start of Covid-19 lockdown including, Gentoo, sage, Newcastle Carers, VONNE, Oxfam, Northumbria University, society matters and Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria PoliceThe ‘real living wage’ rises from £9.30 to £9.50 an […]

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UK Anti Slavery Day 

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UK Anti Slavery Day  Slavery still exists. As we speak, an average of 1 in 200 people in the world are victims of modern slavery, deprived of freedom and exploited for their labour, forced into prostitution or domestic servitude. In the UK, there has been a 17% increase in victims since 2015. Every day, victims […]