UK360 - Terry Wogan 14/05/12
14 May 2012, 11:28
In this episode of UK360 Terry Wogan brings you inspirational stories from communities across the United Kingdom. Featuring Ashley’s School, Sense Scotland, Unlock, Sash and The Trussel Trust.
Ashley Primary School
The Headteacher of Ashley Primary School, Surrey, returned from a life-changing trip to the Antarctic with a desire to transform the way his students understand the effects of climate change. The school has worked hard ever since to reduce it’s carbon footprint and be as conscious as possible to sustainability and its environmental benefits. This feature illustrates the efforts of all involved.
UNLOCK supports reformed offenders by offering practical advice, support, information and skills for reintegration into society. The charity is run by reformed offenders and volunteers and now has over 5,000 members. This inspiring film tells us how they’re making a difference.
SASH stands for Safe and Sound Homes and provides emergency short-term accommodation for young, single homeless people aged 16-24 in Yorkshire. Their schemes rely on a network of dedicated local volunteers, who accommodate young people in their own homes that would otherwise be homeless. UK360 found out how this organisation has offered a lifeline for these young people.
Hundreds of communities across the UK are working everyday to combat poverty. The Trussel Trust in Salisbury believes in enabling each person to realise that they are valued, so they can build communities in which people of all backgrounds are included and have the opportunity to live in dignity with hope for the future.
Sense Scotland is a charity that helps deaf, blind and disabled children and adults. In this film, UK360 hears why funding has been so crucial in providing support for thousands of disabled people and their families across Scotland.