Caring for Communities and People 
With effect from 4th July CCP has rebranded.  We are still known as CCP, but the letters now stand for 'Caring for Communities and People'
Our rebrand also involves the refresh of the figures incorporated in the logo to better reflect the people that we support.  Our CEO, Cordell Ray, said: 'Whilst this rebrand is very much evolution rather than revolution we are still delighted with our new brand identity.  Over the years we have built up awareness of CCP but more often than not of the initials rather than the name. This was the rationale behind keeping the CCP letters.  We have found that increasingly the name County Community Projects didn’t reflect what we did and that we were having to explain the name then the work we do.
The phrase Caring for Communities and People sums up superbly our work and what motivates all of our staff and volunteers on a day to day basis.  We have been planning this rebrand for some time now which means that we have been able to run down stocks of most of our material, which has kept the costs of the rebrand to a minimum.  We have also been able to place most of the work connected with the rebrand with local businesses, which is only fitting given we are so well supported by the business community.
Lastly but by no means least, I am delighted to say we have been working with one of the young people in our supported accommodation who has co-ordinated this project for us.  This is no mean feat given the complexity of the project and is a great example of how young people can have a very positive impact and transition into paid work.'  
Our brand new logo.  We hope you like it! 
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CCP FoodShare: support can be the difference between a family in crisis eating or not eating
CCP FoodShare urgently needs donations of non-perishable food to replenish stocks and ensure we can support everyone who needs emergency food.  Stephen Brewer has volunteered on the FoodShare scheme for more than 4 years, putting together emergency food parcels for those who need it.  He said: 'I've never ever seen it as bad as this.  We are going to be in dire trouble very soon if we don't build up our stocks.' 
CCP FoodShare is an emergency foodbank for people and families in times of crisis.  These are generally ordinary people who suddenly find themselves facing poverty and hunger due to loss of salary, change in benefits, unexpected large bills, illness or family breakdown.
The FoodShare scheme provides food parcels to cover the immediate crisis or to give support in the intervening period before statutory agencies can begin ongoing longer term assistance.
FoodShare gratefully receives donations of food items from members of the public, churches, schools and businesses, all year round.  In an average year, we will distribute around 800 food parcels from Cheltenham 1st Stop and through the network of CCP support workers in Gloucestershire and further afield.  
There are times, however, when our stocks run very low and this is one of those times.  The long school summer holidays often means that our regular donors are out of their normal routine, away on holiday or just busy doing other things. 
What does FoodShare need?  We welcome donations of non-perishable items such as:-
  • Pasta, rice and cereals
  • Tinned fruit and veg
  • Tinned meats and fish
  • Tea, coffee and UHT milk
  • Packets, jars or tins of sauces and soups
Please donate soon.  Your support can be the difference between a family in crisis eating or not eating.
We will accept donations of food items for this invaluable service from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at CCP's Head Office, 15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, or, for larger amounts, please contact us on 0300 365 8999 to arrange collection.
Make some amazing memories at Tadstock 2017
Make some amazing memories this summer by taking your little ones to their very first music festival!

Tadstock is a family festival celebrating the music of young musicians.  A weekend of camping and festival fun for a family of 4 at this not-for-profit youth music festival costs just £70.  Kids under 5 go free.  
Tadstock, in association with CCP, is about extending the support and opportunities available to aspiring young musicians, artists, technicians and a myriad of other roles by providing a professional festival experience for everyone to flourish in.
Tadstock welcomes friends, families and music lovers from all walks of life and locations.  We give young people, supported by CCP, the opportunity to showcase their musical talent and expand their knowledge and experience in a safe, inspirational and encouraging environment.
The festival will again take place over the August Bank Holiday at Kencot Hill Farm, Lechlade, GL7 3QY.  Book tickets or find out more here.
Can you be a Peer Mentor for our HoPES service?
'Only the foolish would think that wisdom is something to keep locked in a drawer. Only the fearful would feel empowerment is something best kept to oneself, or the few, and not shared with all.'  (Rasheed Olangaru)
All of CCP's volunteers have a story to tell; something that both compels them to make a difference whilst enriching their ability to do so.
We are particulary looking for volunteers whose stories have lead them to experience homelessness, or the threat of homelessness, in the past.  Perhaps your ability to sustain a tenancy was impacted by substance / alcohol misuse, or mental health issues, or an unforeseen crisis.  If so, we would really like to hear from you.
We would like to offer you training and support to use your experiences to help empower those currently being affected by homelessness and tenancy related issues who are accessing our Worcestershire HoPES Service (Worcestershire Homelessness Prevention Service). 
The Worcestershire Homelessness Prevention Service (HoPES) is for single people and childless couples across Worcestershire who are at risk of rough sleeping, including those with mental health issues. The service can provide advice and support for tenancy issues, housing rights & homelessness, budgeting & benefit take-up, housing-related debt, training & employment and social & community inclusion.
You could be the key to supporting a person in crisis to access the support and advice they need to take the first steps towards independence.  Being based in Worcestershire is ideal but not essential as travel expenses will be paid.  More important is the ability to harness your own experiences to help give perspective to someone else's.
To express an interest in becoming a CCP Peer Mentor, please contact us at or ring Daniel on 01242 228999 ext 109.
Officeworx Directors bring home the money ... and the bikes  
A huge thank you to Officeworx Directors, Rob and Paul, who cycled 611 miles from Gottingen back to twin town Cheltenham, raising over £2,500 for CCP.  A fantastic effort! 

Rob and Paul cycled back into Imperial Gardens on Tuesday 27th June to be greeted by the Mayor of Cheltenham, Cordell Ray (CCP CEO), Dave Jones (CCP Deputy CEO), members of the Twinning Committee, customers, suppliers, family and friends.
Accredited training on energy  use and fuel poverty   
At CCP, training for staff and volunteers is vital and ongoing.  Ruth Davey, Partnerships Co-ordinator from Severn Wye Energy Agency kindly provided 9 members of the Social Prescribing, Advice & Inclusion and Reaching Communities teams with accredited training – Introduction to Energy Use in the Home and Fuel Poverty Awareness
The purpose of the training was to:
  • understand the main uses of energy in the home
  • understand what is meant by fuel poverty, how it is measured, and it’s causes
  • understand the effects of fuel poverty, how these can be minimised, and identify those at risk
  • be able to signpost and refer householders to appropriate support
  • learn how to assist clients/patients save energy and money while keeping warmer and healthier at home
Great news for CCP staff, volunteers, clients and patients!
Nina conquers three mountains for CCP    
Huge congratulations to CCP's Nina Morris for recently completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, raising an amazing £856 for CCP.
She said: 'What an enjoyable adventure and challenge taking on three mountains in Yorkshire was, I’ve even got blisters and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) to prove it.  Though there were times when I struggled to put one foot in front of the other, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world and want to take on the national version next year.'
We will all look forward to hearing about the national version next year! 
Annual Away Day awards
CCP staff and volunteers enjoyed the annual Away Day  at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex, Churchdown, in June.  Presentations, workshops, a quiz, games and an excellent lunch, provided another  great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other a bit better in a relaxed environment.      
The day also provides the opportunity to reflect on the past year and acknowledge the hard work everyone puts into the organisation.  Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Employee of the Year and the Volunteer of the Year awards.  And the winners ...  
Employee of the Year was awarded to Paul Harris.  Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Dulcie Herrington.  The CEO’s Achievement Award went to Steve Long (pictured right), CCP's Social Prescribing Project Manager.
Social Prescribing is a service in Cheltenham to help vulnerable adults access social and community support and activities where these are more appropriate than GP and NHS services. 
The Social Prescribing service aims to improve people's mental and physical wellbeing, reduce loneliness, and help people to remain active within their communities.  Referrals can be made by GP surgeries and ICTs in Cheltenham.
July 2017
Caring for Communities and People
CCP FoodShare: support can be the difference between a family in crisis eating and not eating
Make some amazing memories at Tadstock 2017
Can you be a Peer Mentor for our HoPES service?
Officeworx Directors bring home the money ... and the bikes
Accredited training on energy use and fuel poverty
Nina conquers three mountains for CCP
Annual Away Day awards
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To promote:
Health and well-being
A safe and stable home life
Learning and achievement
Mutual respect and positive social behaviour
Personal resilience and economic stability
Both crisis and early help provision
The power of volunteering to add value to our vision
Homeless young people
£5 = feed 20 young people in supported accommodation with a basic beakfast
Support for young people
£20 = 1hr drop in session offering information, advice and guidance
Family support
£25 = feed a family of 4 with a basic breakfast and evening meal for 7 days
Moving in boxes
£30 = 1 moving in box for a homeless young person
Family support
£50 = 2hr family mediation session
£100 = Advocab ready to roll in any emergency
Moving on boxes
£500 = 10 young people provided with a moving on box
Fairshare food
£1,000 = 20 young people fed for 1 year
Outward Bound
£2,000 = 8 young people, 2 leaders x 1 trip
Studio 340
£3,000 = 3hr session every week for 12 months for unemployed vulnerable young people
Work readiness
£4,000 = 8 young people to attend an 8 week programme
Youth workers
£5,000 = 1 nights' youth work over a year
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fantastic supporters for their tremendous support.
Without this support many of our added value projects wouldn't exist so thanks for making these projects possible.
County Community Projects
15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA
Telephone:  01242 228 999 Email: 
Registered Charity No. 1043143