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Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020 Spectrum has published its latest Impact Report, detailing some of the key achievements and innovations delivered by the award-winning social enterprise, as it looks forward to celebrating 10 Years on 1st April 2021. Highlights include: Being in the Top 50 largest Employee-Owned companies in the UK (for the 3rd year) Glowing Staff Survey […]

Alcohol Awareness Week 2020

Are you going Sober for October?

If you’re looking to kick-start your health with simple changes this autumn, why not kick the booze and go sober for October? Thousands of people in the UK went sober for October last year and some people find that the benefits from cutting down, even temporarily, lead to long-term changes in their drinking habits. Reducing your […]

Spectrum’s ‘Fab Four’ make the Nursing Times shortlist

Spectrum is delighted to have achieved a fantastic four finalists in the Nursing Times Awards 2020! Following the announcement of the official Nursing Times shortlist, Spectrum staff are now finalists in the following categories: “Team of the Year” – North Yorkshire Horizons “Nurse of the Year” – Helen Bishton (HMP Lancaster Farms)  “Managing Long-Term Conditions” […]

International Overdose Awareness Day

31st August marked International Overdose Awareness Day. Accidental overdose is a growing problem. In 2019, over 4000 people in England and Wales lost their lives to drug overdose – the highest figure since comparative records began in 1993. The Office for National Statistics estimates that of that number, almost 80% of deaths due to drug misuse are […]

Contactless scheme supports rough sleepers in Harrogate

A contactless payment scheme launched by Harrogate Street Aid has raised over £5,300 for rough sleepers, awarding a grant of £500 to one of our service users in North Yorkshire Horizons. Based in Harrogate town centre, a contactless terminal allows the public to make direct donations which are combined into a larger sum and distributed […]

Outreach clinic for vulnerable women in York

Spectrum staff in York Drug & Alcohol Service are working with Changing Lives to establish an opiate prescribing clinic for vulnerable women. The clinic will be provided to service users in Changing Lives’ existing women’s-only service, which provides broader support on issues such as health and wellbeing, mental health and domestic abuse. Jenny MacNeill said, […]

Our charity supports vulnerable adults with Wakefield Street Kitchen

Our charity Spectrum People kicked off 2020 with a new Council-funded project supporting Wakefield Street Kitchen, a community kitchen which provides hot food and toiletries to vulnerable people and families. Over the past eight weeks we have seen 865 attendances at the Street Kitchen, including throughout cold, wet and windy evenings. Spectrum People has also […]