Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths is pleased to announce its 2021/2022 charity partners. Five of our locations are continuing their current charity partnerships (*) with mental wellbeing and social mobility being two areas of particular focus.
As in 2020/2021 we will also be finding ways to assist the local needs of other charities that are facing change since the COVID-19 pandemic so we can provide some support in this time of great need.
Our 2021/2022 charity partners are:
Belfast: Aware NI* - the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder.
Birmingham: NSPCC – believes every childhood is worth fighting for and works to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and supports families.
Edinburgh: MCR Pathways – mentoring programme and charity that provides disadvantaged children with a mentor.
Leeds: Leeds Mind – helps people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives.
London: The Change Foundation and specifically its Street Elite Programme* - this programme engages with young people on the edges of gangs and crime across London helping them from NEET (not in education, employment or training) into work, apprenticeships, training or education opportunities.
Manchester: Business in the Community – the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. Shoosmiths has been a corporate member of BITC since 2000 and we will be working together to tackle barriers to employment and social mobility in the Manchester area.
Milton Keynes: The Henry Allen Trust - provides advice, support, fun and laughter to families facing childhood cancer.
Northampton: Northamptonshire Mind* - offers support to anyone who faces mental health challenges including self-improvement courses, one to one support, social groups, support into employment and mental health navigators.
Nottingham: Improving Lives* - works in partnership with many services to support Nottingham City adult residents with complex health and social needs to manage the challenges they face more effectively.
Sheffield: Roundabout - South Yorkshire’s local youth housing charity provides shelter, support and life-skills to young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Solent: Acts of Kindness – helps people facing an immediate crisis, is on hand to help people improve their lives and loves community projects where it can really make a difference.
Thames Valley: No5* - provides listening and counselling support to 11- 25 year olds living, working or studying in Reading.