The ‘Big Give Christmas Challenge’ is now Live!

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We are all excited here at Pembrokeshire FRAME as we gear up for the launch of our Big Give Christmas Challenge.

 

This year, help us to raise funds for our Frame Forever project towards the costs of a Training Support Worker and help us to turnaround the lives of the people with disabilities who we work with.

 

Every donation made will be doubled, but only if you donate online between noon Tuesday 29th November and Noon Friday 02nd December 2016.

 

Please visit our project page for more information or to make a donation at the following link:

 

https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/26023big give link

Pembrokeshire based furniture re-use organisation shortlisted in NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards for 2016/17

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se100Pembrokeshire FRAME celebrated by NatWest SE100, UK’s leading market intelligence resource for social enterprise

 

Pembrokeshire FRAME, a social enterprise working to offer work practice, training and employment to people with any disability, has been shortlisted for The Impact Champion award in the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards 2016/17.

 

Revealed last night at the annual Good Deals social investment conference, a total of 26 organisations have been shortlisted, celebrating the most inspiring and effective social enterprise leaders, and the strength, impact and resilience of the sector in the UK.

 

The Impact Champion Award recognises a social enterprise that take considerable measures to demonstrate and communicate the social or environmental impact of their business.

Pembrokeshire FRAME is a registered charity set up to help people with any disability or considered disadvantaged in the workplace. FRAME provides employment, work practice and training to over 200 individuals from Pembrokeshire each year. FRAME has 3 furniture reuse stores and contracts with the local authority which fund the charities activities and helps FRAME meet its charitable objectives.

 

We are proud to be recognised on a UK basis for the impact we have in the County.  “It is not easy to explain all the good that we do so the SE100 index is important to us as it allows us to showcase our activities and benchmark ourselves against other social enterprises across the UK.” (Jenny Sims CEO)

 

All shortlisted organisations will be invited to bring members of their team to attend a special residential Insight Event at the RBS/NatWest Business School in Edinburgh, in early 2017, focusing on “Leadership and Building a Brilliant Social Enterprise Team.”

 

Mark Parsons, Head of Community Finance and Social Enterprise, NatWest, said: “The SE100 Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the very best in UK social enterprise. This year’s strong shortlist showcases the vibrancy and diversity of these businesses, which are making our economy more successful and our communities stronger. NatWest has been a proud supporter of the sector for many years and we look forward to welcoming all of those shortlisted to the Awards ceremony in January.”

 

Tim West, CEO of Matter&Co and founder of the SE100, said: ”Running any business is challenging – running a business that changes people’s lives and stays profitable at the same time is nothing short of miraculous. This year’s SE100 shortlist is making miracles happen for people and communities all around the country. We look forward to learning how they do it and sharing their stories, as we select our winners over the coming months.”

Job Vacancy at Pembroke Dock FRAME

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Resource Supervisor (f/t) £16000 p.a.

Main aims of the post

 To plan and coordinate the day to day operation of the community furniture store in Pembroke Dock.

  • To implement the processes and procedures which ensure the effective and efficient running of the community furniture store.
  • To support a team of people with disabilities who will assist in the operation of the community furniture store on a day to day basis.

 

Application pack is attached to this post in the links below. Please complete and email them to: info@frameltd.co.uk

Closing Date October 19th 2016

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Big Savings at FRAME!

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This month we’ve been totaling up our average costs for last year on everyday household furniture and items and comparing them to low-priced online retailers.

Besides saving you money, the items are likely to be of better build quality as we have used the average price!

FRAME Total: £1119.95 Online Total: £2528.71
That’s a massive 56% saving on average!

Not only will you make a saving on your household furniture, you will also have the satisfaction in knowing that your money will be directly used to offer employment, training and meaningful occupation for people with disabilities in Pembrokeshire.

Now that’s a deal!

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Newsletter is up and running!

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Our newsletter is now being sent out to give you regular updates on what opportunities and new things we have at our three sites in Pembrokeshire. Keep up to date on what we’re up to, new courses and training opportunities and what we’ve got in our stores! Head to the bottom of our homepage here to sign up.

Click here to view our latest newsletter!

Social Accounts 2014 – 2015

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Every year Pembrokeshire FRAME produce our Social Accounts. The social accounts analyze FRAME’s performance against its objectives to prove that the charity is doing what it says it is doing. Just like the financial accounts, the Social Accounts are independently audited for complete transparency. Click on the image below to view the latest social accounts available.

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Active Inclusion – Pathways to Employment

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Frame is excited to announce a new project, Pathways to Employment, part of the new Active Inclusion fund.

This project aims to help people over 25 who are long-term unemployed and face barriers to work re-visit and learn new skills, achieve qualifications and gain experience in a working environment.

Courses include Interview Skills, Using Money, Preparing a Meal and Applying for a Job, plus many more, skills that some may want to re-visit, or don’t feel as confident in when being out of work.

As well as providing the training courses, there will also be opportunities to volunteer and become a participant, helping people to become more confident in the working environment and take steps closer to getting back into employment.

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Christmas Trees and Mince Pies!!

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IMAG1368Christmas Trees are now available at FRAME in Merlins Bridge. All trees are £25 for any size! Give yourself a warm feeling knowing you have got yourself a bargain and that your money will go towards supporting people of Pembrokeshire with disabilities. Deliveries available on request.

We would also like to thank our customers for their continued support and invite them to come for some FREE christmas punch and a mince pie from Monday the 14th to Friday 18th of December!

 

 

Win this lovely chest of drawers with our Pembrokeshire County Show raffle!

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10341703_915015768545265_2948878980577903320_nAt just £1 a ticket this One Of A Kind could be yours! This chest of drawers has been lovingly hand sanded, painted and waxed using environmentally friendly chalk based paint.

Where to buy tickets? We have 3 options for you.

1. Visit our stand in the Prendegast Building at the 2015 Pembrokeshire County Show

2. Visit our furniture reuse store in Merlins Bridge to buy a ticket there

3. Pay via Paypal! If you cant get down to us but would still like to buy it please send £1 via paypal to pbowman@frameltd.co.uk You will get a confirmation email confirming your entry. The deadline for paypal entrys is Wednesday 19th August at 5pm.

The draw will take place at the Pembrokeshire County Show 5.00pm 20/08/2015

The chest of drawers has the following dimensions:

Width: 74cms

Height: 92cms

Depth 46cms

All funds raised will be used to help fund work practice, training and employment for people with disabilities in Pembrokeshire.

 

BlueSkys already preparing for next winter

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Spring is upon us and at last the weather is beginning to warm up. It might be a suprise to everyone looking forward to the summer , that here at FRAME Blueskys we are working hard to make sure you will all be warm for the next couple of winters .

When producing good quality logs we have to be looking two to three years ahead.

We have managed to source some locally felled hard wood that otherwise would have been sold outside of our County, so already we have minimised its carbon footprint, retained its monitory value in Pembrokeshire and will be re planting a vast area with new trees to replace those felled.

 

This hardwood will be seasoned, some will be turned in to logs and some will be turned in to other exciting products.

Bags of logs £4 each or 4 for £15

Dumpy Hardwood Bags £50 including free delivery in Pembrokeshire

Both available from Merlins Bridge FRAME