Leigh Film Society: Carers Film Club

A carers film club exclusively for individual carers groups providing cinema escapism and respite.

Leigh Film Society: Carers Film Club

Project overview Why the project matters For many young carers juggling school and home care respite is important. We Champion the therapeutic benefits of cinema escapism and how watching a film for a couple of hours can take your mind away from more challenging thoughts. The same for adult carers who may need time away … More

Volunteer Management Toolkit

Are you a service manager? Have you ever wondered how you might attract the right volunteers who will make a real difference to the lives of the people you support? Or how you can recruit volunteers who quietly and consistently get on behind-the-scenes with those extra jobs, like preparing newsletters, gardening or fundraising for a … More

Diversity and Volunteering

The UK has historically included people from different parts of the world, different communities and cultures. What has changed over time is the number of identified or self-identifying communities that exist and how we value and treat people within our society. As society changes and becomes more diverse, we need to look for positive ways … More

Action on Loneliness in Care Homes

A report on “Action on Loneliness in care homes: an intergenerational project” which was commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Public Health team and was run by Magic Me between October 2015 and October 2016.

Old School: A Guide for Schools

Now the BBC’s filming and involvement has finished, we at the Oxford Academy are taking the Old School project forward independently. We’re extending the pilot further with the aim of creating a universal framework for schools who would like to run their own similar schemes. In the meantime we’re sharing the things we’ve learnt so … More

FACT Liverpool: Dear Future Worker

The Digital Ambassadors, a creative and digital programme for the over 60s, have been working closely with Holy Family Primary School in an intergenerational project exploring the past and future workplaces of Liverpool. Focusing on the idea of a workers’ identity, the groups have worked together with artist Sarah Bailey to create the short film Dear … More