‘ROC & COACH’ are celebrating the award of a national standard for excellence for its Family Mentoring project. The standard known as ‘Approved Provider Status’ (APS) is awarded by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), who recently joined forces with the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to provide one combined national body. APS is a … Continue reading Approved

Thank you

Les and Barbara Hartwell are volunteers at the ROC Centre in Radcliffe. They have been volunteering for five years. The ROC Centre in Radcliffe runs a number of projects including; dance for the over 55’s, a cinema club, a food bank, a fitness class, bingo and two youth groups. Les and Barbara live in Radcliffe … Continue reading Thank you


by Phil Gleave At every ROC Conversation event we talk about ‘need’—and, it turns out that, loneliness is a fact of UK life. There’s plenty of information about the issue and the media is increasingly highlighting topics such as ‘social isolation’ and  ‘social prescribing’ And it’s not just older folk  - a report in the Daily … Continue reading #Isolation