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Hamper Scamper: "the food hamper and a gift meant the world to me"   
“This has totally made my Christmas.  I didn’t receive anything else or see anyone else over Christmas and New Year so getting the food hamper and a gift meant the world to me.”
Hamper Scamper 2017 has been another resounding success.  CCP's Christmas Giving Scheme helped more disadvantaged families, young people and vulnerable adults than ever before.  This year, 1,671 hampers were distributed, an increase of 45% on 2016. 
“Thank you so much for the Christmas presents; the kids couldn’t believe they actually got something they asked for.  It was very generous of CCP and the volunteers.  I can’t believe people out there care so much!”
Donated food, gifts and volunteers' time equated to an enormous estimated total of £201,370. 
“My son asked for a rugby ball for Christmas as he has started playing rugby.  He was delighted to receive a rugby ball signed by all Gloucester Rugby Club players and it has pride of place in our home.  My son is still in shock at getting such a wonderful gift.  Thanks for making his Christmas!”  
Fantastic, spectacular, amazing!  The estimated value of food donations totalled a fantastic £86,840.  The estimated value of gift donations totalled a spectacular £50,400.  And the value of volunteers time totalled an amazing £64,130.
“All hampers have now been delivered and we have been met with tears of gratitude and universal thanks for people’s generosity.  As a school and a community, we see the real difference your hampers make to people, particularly children at this time of the year.  Please pass our gratitude on to all your staff and donors.”
Thank you to every single business, church, school, club, group and individual who helped in any way.  We could not do it without your generosity.
“The Hampers have been delivered this morning - WOW!!! Thank you so much CCP for organising this appeal and making it happen - on behalf of our families a HUGE thank you to everyone involved. I know what this will mean to our families and a thank you does not seem enough!  The staff here are feeling emotional!” 
The full Hamper Scamper 2017 review can be read HERE.
“I was really humbled by the donation of the hampers.  A lot of people spend Christmas with their family.  I didn’t see any of my family this year, so to have been given a hamper of items that had been donated for us really meant something.  It’s nice to know that someone is thinking of us at Christmas.”
Supporting rough sleepers in Worcester
More people are sleeping rough in Worcester, according to official figures.  As part of a national estimate of people sleeping out of doors, Worcester City Council organised its annual count of rough sleepers on the 10th November last year, and found 12 people sleeping outside, up from 10 people recorded in 2016. The increase is belived by one expert to be because support agencies are now better at finding and identifying rough sleepers.
Staff from CCP joined Worcester City CouncilMaggs Day Centre and the city's street pastors to carry out the count.  "People were found sleeping rough in a range of locations around the city - shop doorways, stairwells, car parks  and other secluded spots away from the general public," said Ben Bradley, Worcester City Council Single Homeless Pathways Officer.
CCP is contracted by Worcester City Council to work in a number of ways to help rough sleepers. 

Ross Webber, CCP Project Manager, said: "If anyone finds themselves on the street they can go to the Hive and declare themselves homeless.  They can also go to Maggs Day Centre.  
From there they can go to 'No Second Night Out' where they can get emergency accommodation for at least three days at the YMCA.  We will work with them to find temporary accommodation and also then have six months to try and help them find something more permanent, and we'll work with doctors and help with benefit applications."
To read the full article, visit Worcester News.
Members of the public can use StreetLink to report people sleeping outside so they can receive immediate help and support. 
 Photo credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire  
Cheltenham Challenge is open and going green
Registration for the 2018 Cheltenham Challenge is now open.  

Supported yet again by headline sponsor  GB Solutions, the 2018 Cheltenham Challenge will take place on Sunday 17th June.  Starting at Cheltenham Racecourse, this multi-terrain event offers 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances.  All races are open to runners and walkers. 
The 5k and 10k are open to all ages, the Half Marathon is for adults 17+ only.  There is no better way to get motivated than by booking early! You will have the drive to train hard and have some fun along the way. 
The Cheltenham Challenge is a CCP fundraising event, with all profits going to support our work with vulnerable people.  If you want to take part, you can enter individually, with a partner, or as part of a larger group of friends or work colleagues.
For more information or to register, visit the Cheltenham Challenge website.
Online registration closes on Wednesday 13th June, however, the event sold out last year, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  
If you are thinking of registering but missed our earlybird rates, we are pleased to offer newsletter subscribers a special discount.  Enter the code CCPNEWS18 at the checkout and you will get 10% off.  This code is only valid until Sunday 11th February.
The Cheltenham Challenge is committed to reducing our impact on the environment by reducing wastage and limiting the use of single-use plastic containers.  We ask that participants bring and run with their own refillable drinks bottle.  Water stations will be equipped with pumps for refilling. 
Safeguarding Children Roadshow
Gloucestershire is currently on a journey to improve safeguarding outcomes for children.  This is a collective responsibility for all practitioners working in the county.
The Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) Annual Safeguarding Children Roadshow 2018 is offering frontline practitioners, DSLs and Managers the opportunity to experience interactive and immersive learning through these locally based partnership events.  
There will be a strong focus on the 'understanding and application of thresholds' and also 'learning from local serious case reviews'.  The events will be interactive and should prove to be a very positive learning experience.
The Roadshows will be held across locality areas and are an excellent way of improving understanding of difficult multi-agency issues for the children and young people that frontline practitioners, DSls and Managers work with. 
To request a place at one of these events, email Alison Croft at GSCB.
Dates & times
Forest of Dean
Thursday 1st February 9.15–1pm
The Bell Hotel,
Lords Hill, Coleford
Monday 5th February  9.15–1pm
The Pavilion,
Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham
Monday 12th February
The Farmers Club,
Sandhurst Lane, Gloucester
Friday 23rd February 9.15–1pm
Cheltenham Civil Service Club, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham
Wednesday 28th February 9.15–1pm
Corinium Football Club,
Thursday 1st March
Forest Green Rovers,
Passionate about CCP
Pasionate About People are passionate about CCP!  We are delighted to announce that CCP is set to benefit from the fundraising efforts of the Passionate About People group throughout 2018.  
Passionate About People Ltd is a group of three companies, Omega Resource Group, Datum RPO, and Omega Engineering Servicesthat provides the very latest in staffing resource solutions and design and build solutions.
Throughout 2018, the Passionate About People group are celebrating their 20th Anniversary by supporting 20 charities, with a year-long campaign of fundraising activities, events and celebrations.  Donations will equate to a minimum of £1000 per charity. 
Ryan is running 100k for CCP
Ryan Major, CCP's Training & Compliance Manager, will be running in the tough London 2 Brighton Challenge over the May Bank Holiday to raise funds for CCP. 
Ryan will be one of 3,000 intrepid adventurers who will walk, jog, or run an epic 100km from the capital to the coast, setting out from Richmond on Thames and over the North and South Downs to Brighton.  
With a target of £450 Ryan would find his post-Christmas winter training a bit easier if he knows he has banked some donations!! 
If you can help Ryan to maintain his motivation over the coming months, donate now by visiting his JustGiving page.  
Appeal to businesses to join in the CCP SleepOut  
Join the CCP SleepOut on Wednesday 10th October 2018.
Timed to coincide with World Homeless Day, the CCP SleepOut is an event to raise awareness of the issues facing rough sleepers in the county whilst raising funds to help CCP tackle the problem.
We are asking up to 100 business leaders from Gloucestershire to give up their creature comforts for one night to take part in a fundraising event that will help CCP to prevent homelessness whilst supporting those who are already homeless into sustainable accommodation.
Gloucestershire is a great county in which to live and work, yet every year, hundreds of people end up sleeping on the streets for one or more nights because they have nowhere else to go. This should not be happening in 2018!
The CCP SleepOut is an opportunity for business leaders in the county to support those who are less fortunate in their local communities.  Join us at the iconic Kingsholm Stadium, home of Gloucester Rugby, for a night sleeping out in the open.  All we ask is that you aim to raise £1000 in sponsorship and donations.
We guarantee that on Wednesday 10th October 2018 you will have an experience that will open your eyes to the plight of rough sleepers.
For further information, email
Settled and calm as support from CCP continues
CCP’s Community Wellbeing team have recently helped a family get through a crisis and be better placed to manage their futures.  Here is their story so far.    
'John' is a single father to four girls under 7 years of age.  The family live in council accommodation and John works full time in a factory. The children’s mother, depressed and suffering with other mental health issues, left suddenly over a year ago, leaving John to look after the children.  John had no contact from her and began to suffer with anxiety and depression.  With medication this is now under control but even when he is well it is unlikely he will be able to return to work as he has no one to care for the children overnight due to shift work. 
John was referred to CCP's Community Wellbeing Service by the NHS mental health team. Intervention from the Community Wellbeing team has been a positive experience for the whole family.
An initial visit showed that John was coping well with managing the basic needs of the children, the house was clean and tidy and the children were well cared for.  But John needed help with tenancy issues, finding out what benefits he was entitled to, parenting support to provide routines and boundaries for the children, working with the children’s school, and sorting out access for the mother to see the children.
With CCP’s help and support, John is much more settled in life and feels calmer.  He says he now feels more able to deal with the issues he faces since the children’s mother left.  His mental health is much better and he is less anxious. He says having someone to contact easily for advice has been really important for him and that CCP has helped greatly. The girls are settled and happy but would like to have regular contact with their mother and hopefully mediation will support that happening.
CCP's Community Wellbeing team will continue to support John until he is happy that his benefits, housing and supervised contact with the children’s mother is in place.
Hamper Scamper scoops £1k thanks to your votes  
Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who took just a few minutes out of their busy lives to nominate CCP in the Ecclesiastical Insurance '12 Days of Giving'.  
CCP was lucky enough to be awarded £1,000 towards our Hamper Scamper Christmas Giving Scheme
A huge thank you to Ecclesiastical Insurance too who were celebrating their 130th anniversary by generously donating £130,000 to 130 good causes in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.
January 2018
Hamper Scamper: "the food hamper and a gift meant the world to me"
Supporting rough sleepers in Worcester
Cheltenham Challenge is open and going green
Safeguarding Children roadshow
Passionate about CCP
Ryan is running 100k for CCP
Appeal to businesses to join in the CCP SleepOut
Settled and calm as support from CCP continues
Hamper Scamper scoops £1k thanks to your votes 
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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
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£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.
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