By Nicole Dawson Work-Placement Volunteer ROC Up in Blackpool supporting ROC Garden project in Blackpool My experience so far within ROC has been an amazing five weeks as I have been able to bond with James and all the colleagues I have met throughout the five weeks being in meeting or in the office space. … Continue reading My Work Experience So Far…
by Lynda Sterling Four weeks in to working for ROC with the ROC Champions project and I’m loving every minute of it. It has been a busy time getting to know my way around the FUSE, meeting all the team here at ROC HQ, staff meetings, getting set up on email, twitter and facebook (very … Continue reading Be Who You Want To Be
11-17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Week and those taking part have been encouraged to share about the one person who inspires them to be a better human being. As we started to think about this at ROC we realised there’s no one person who inspires us to do what we do, there’s a … Continue reading Kindness Starts with One
As part of ROC's vision for empowering people to work together in the community, Frank and Debra welcomed an opportunity to speak and encourage people in Taunton last week where lots of churches from different denominations and streams gathered under the banner of B1. B1 is a network designed to express and encourage unity between … Continue reading Unity with a Purpose
National Development Manager Amy gives us some inspiring insight into one of our ROC + COACH Community Mentoring projects currently underway in Nottingham. Last Monday, on a drizzly Manchester morning, I made the journey over to the lovely and sunny Nottingham town of Beeston. Picking Paul up from the station on my way, we were … Continue reading Project Insight: Community Mentoring
Months of preparation paid off on Wednesday when Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited us to celebrate 5 years of our restorative justice project, ROC Restore. So how does one prepare for a royal visit? Here’s a little insight into what we’ve learned over the past few months. You can never have too many … Continue reading The Royal Visit
We’re extremely excited to introduce our latest recruit to the ROC team – Lynda Sterling. Lynda has joined us to assist in the delivery of our core youth project – ROC Champions. With previous experience working for Manchester Young Lives, and recent volunteer work facilitating monthly art clubs as founder of THE BACK GALLERY, Lynda … Continue reading ROC’s Latest Champion
Happy New Year from all of us at ROC. We are so excited for a new year of opportunities to serve communities. Last year gave us some remarkable highlights including: Opening 14 new projects Hosting 11 ROC Conversations (with 3 in Australia) ROC Restore attained the Training Provider National Quality Mark We celebrated 5 years … Continue reading Happy 2018!
With increasing terror events heightening national tensions and threatening communities, there has never been a greater need for people to get together no matter their faith or background. That's why on Thursday 16 November we partnered with the Cheshire Constabulary to host ‘We stand together’ - a conference bringing everyone under one roof to understand and … Continue reading Standing Together
Is it too early to talk about Christmas? One of the things the ROC staff love about Christmas are the films that only seem appropriate to watch in these next few weeks before Christmas. We have a few favourites: 'Elf' starring Will Ferrell is high up on our watch list as well as the first … Continue reading Is it too early to talk about Christmas?