Verve Recruitment Blog

‘Miracles do happen when Veterans ‘Miracle Muck’ in!’

Yvonne Simms runs the Holiday Hunger Allotment project in Salford which grows organic, healthy fruit and vegetables for children in her community. 'Miracle Mucks' Phil Rennie had read Yvonne's story ' Yvonne Simms – A vision to create ‘Community Hubs’ in Salford ' on Verve's blogs and offered to volunteer his services to do the repairs that she needed doing. The allotment shed roof and the chicken coup needed to be secured, with a list of other jobs that she needed doing but couldn't afford! Phil went to meet her and arranged to get started on the allotment to get it in good shape for the Spring season.

Do something amazing in 2020 – start your Fostering journey with a Not for Profit Fostering Charity

There are more children than ever before now being placed into the care system. There is unfortunately, a huge shortage of loving homes with experienced and skilled people to support these children and their families when it is needed the most. Staying within their community is important for children,it helps children to have their own sense of identity and belonging. Fostering Charities provide vital support and care for children and their families in communities to ensure that every child has a sense of belonging. Could you share your skills and experiences of caring for children as a Foster carer?

A child alone in the Care system…..

This poem was written by a child who was in the care system over 20 years ago. He was 9 when he wrote it, he had spent over 6 years in the care system. The words are simple, honest and direct. One year after writing this he was adopted by a loving couple. He was given a loving home, with an idyllic childhood and a superb education.