A call to tackle mental health together, interesting insight in the landscape of mental health by Vanessa Ford Chief executive, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. This month we celebrate the NHS’s 75th Birthday, with events taking place across the country. mental health trust is proud to have the one ofContinue reading “Transforming how we treat mental health”
We are extremely proud to support St Mungo’s in the city, The charity operates two care services, which are both registered with the CQC. They are licensed to provide accommodation for persons who require nursing or personal care and adults who have mental health conditions or substance misuse problems. These are specialist care homes targetedContinue reading “Life changing care with St Mungo’s”
We are proud of our work with Framework Nottingham, the Building Better Futures appeal aims to develop 200 new homes for rough sleepers by April 2026. We are delighted to support the promotion for further donations which will support the delivery of this life saving work and have a direct impact on the lives ofContinue reading “Aim to Develop 200 Homes”
Framework Nottingham are committed to providing better futures for everyone We believe that everyone has the right to a better future: Our work is about empowering those people to address the challenges they face and supporting them to live independently in our communities. Tackling homelessness and disadvantage We hold a clear vision of the futureContinue reading “Proud to be supporting the work of Framework Nottingham”
St Mungo’s is a leading UK homelessness charity supporting over 3150 people every night. The last few months have been a busy but hugely productive time for St Mungo’s, As the cost of living soars, they are already beginning to see more people forced into street homelessness, and the demand for services is rapidly rising. The mostContinue reading “We are delighted to be supporting the work of St Mungo’s in the UK”
Private health provider Cygnet sees referrals jump by 113% in four years Mental health referrals for teenagers in London have more than doubled in four years, according to new figures that lay bare the impact of lockdown and the cost of living crisis on young people. Cygnet Healthcare, a private provider, said that individual referrals to its ChildContinue reading “Teenage mental health referrals in London double after lockdown”
Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTAs) recognise British Asian talent in a wide range of disciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, comedy, music, dance, visual arts and contribution to the creative industries in general. It was our pleasure to sponsor the awards held at the Mayfair hotel on 3rd February 2023. According toContinue reading “Eastern Eye’s Arts Culture & Theatre Awards Sponsors”
Great Mental Health Day 2023: What is the theme? Great Mental Health Day will take place in London on Friday, January 27. What is Great Mental Health Day? The purpose of Great Mental Health Day is to encourage conversation about mental health and wellbeing and to reduce the stigma that is frequently associated with it. It’s alsoContinue reading “Great Mental Health Day”
Around half of the people seen by Action Homeless have used their services before – but it has seen ‘more new faces’ than ever this year. The boss of a Leicester homeless charity has said they have seen a large amount of new people this winter as a result of the cost of living crisisContinue reading “More people are becoming homeless in Leicester as cost of living crisis deepens says charity”
The cost-of-living crisis is leaving people in Northern Ireland less able to do things that support good mental health, a charity has warned. The Mental Health Foundation said concerns over finances are negatively impacting people’s quality of life. In a survey of 1,498 people, 27% of adults reported poorer quality sleep, while 22% said theyContinue reading “Cost of living: Charity warns of mental health pandemic”
Dear Mr Shah and the Trustees, I hope this letter finds you safe and well. December 14th 2022 It’s my pleasure to reach out today to confirm receipt a grant from the Koolesh Shah Family Foundation, which we received this morning. I want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for your choosingContinue reading “Letter of support from St Mungo’s”
It was a pleasure to receive post from the young children we support in Afrika, thank you for the beautiful painting. Seasons greetings to all!
Public attitudes to mental health have transformed, as increasing numbers reject the stigma historically attached to conditions such as anxiety and depression. In 2021, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy conducted a survey of more than 6,000 people and found that, compared to five years ago, 83 per cent think it is more sociallyContinue reading “Mental health services are creaking under the pressure of rising demand”
Mental health nurses and psychiatrists will work in 999 call centres and accompany paramedics on ambulance callouts, it has been announced. People facing mental health crises can access immediate help with the new scheme, it’s hoped. The move, announced by NHS England today, comes after demand for mental health crisis services doubled since 2017. Since the start of the Covid pandemic, it has increased byContinue reading “Mental health staff to work in ambulances and 999 call centres as crisis hits UK”
Congratulations to our founder and Chairman, Koolesh Shah winner of the Philanthropy award at the Asian Business Awards 2022 by Asian Media Group. It was a privilege to be a part of the Asian Business Awards held at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel. Asian entrepreneurship and business success are honoured at the annual gathering ofContinue reading “Winner Philanthropy Award 2022”
The streets and alleyways of Kenya’s cities are no place for children, yet tens of thousands of boys and girls call these harsh, violent and hungry places their home. I Afrika was established more than a decade ago to offer street children an alternative – a place of support, safety and family. A place where kids can againContinue reading “I Afrika provides a safe and loving home away from the streets”
We are delighted to have funded the drilling and creation of a new borehole on the I Afrika property in Kenya. I Afrika is a grassroots organization which provides holistic care for children rescued from the brutal streets of Nairobi. Many of these children, some as young as five, have complex emotional and physical needsContinue reading “New Borehole for the I Afrika Property in Kenya”
A wonderful blog from a service user at our charity partner First Steps. I have a lot of problems with eating because of my weight – I know, rationally, that I’m a healthy weight, but it never feels like it. Looking in the mirror disgusts me because all I see is someone who is fatContinue reading “Tellmi Made Me Feel So Much Less Alone”
Ben* was living with his brother upon release from prison. When his brother was evicted, Ben was left homeless and was placed in hostel accommodation. Ben was supported to make applications to housing providers and to attend meetings and assessments. Due to his offending history (which classed him as high-risk), Ben was unable to accessContinue reading “A wonderful case study from Ben utilising the Framework Housing Association services”
Leicester Hospitals Charity exists to support patients, their carers, and the NHS staff who look after them in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. If you live in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland or even the wider East Midlands, it’s almost certain that you or someone you love will rely on one of the hospital services at some point.Continue reading “Proud to support Leicester Hospitals Charity”
It was a pleasure to support the SOMO awards. The UK Social Mobility Awards are about making the advancement of social mobility a key part of how organisations are run in this country. The SOMOs themselves are a unique set of awards that have been specifically established to recognise and encourage action that will promoteContinue reading ” UK Social Mobility Awards 2022″
It was our pleasure to welcome Making the Leap associates to Mercure London Hyde Park this week, for an inspirational presentation from foundation founder Koolesh Shah followed by insight into careers at London Town Group from Edward Wilcock and Robert Saubole. We are passionate about the work we do to give back, and inspire.
Benefit freezes, soaring prices and the end of eviction bans are behind the sharpest rise in homelessness for centuries, the Big Issue’s founder said. Lord John Bird gave the stark warning as Shelter figures indicate one in 17 private renting households have either been served with an eviction notice or were likely to receive oneContinue reading “UK faces biggest increase in homelessness for centuries”
More than 1,200 people in the UK died while homeless in 2021, a 32% increase on the previous year, as cuts to mental illness, drug and alcohol, and housing services took their toll, according to research. The annual audit by the charity Museum of Homelessness found most deaths occurred among people living in emergency housing or hostels.Continue reading “More than 1,200 died while homeless in the UK in 2021”
Supporters of Framework will gather at Southwell Minster on Saturday, at 10.30am, for its spring service. We are delighted to support the work of Framework in Nottingham and beyond. The service offers the chance to hear from people who have been supported by the charity. This year, the speakers will include Lisa Terry who wasContinue reading “Framework charity to hold spring service at Southwell Minster”
The scale of homelessness is a notoriously difficult thing to quantify. It’s not just rough sleeping — there are people trapped in temporary accommodation or hostels and shelters. Homelessness is not always a visible problem. Hidden homelessness, also known as sofa surfing, is virtually impossible to count as people staying at friends or relatives homes are out of sightContinue reading “How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?”
More than 274,000 people are homeless in England right now, including 126,000 children, according to new research published by Shelter today. Of these, 2,700 people are sleeping rough on any given night, nearly 15,000 single people in direct access hostels and nearly 250,000 people are living in temporary accommodation – most of whom are families.Continue reading “274,000 people in England are homeless, with thousands more likely to lose their homes”
Congratulations to Navnat Vanik Association UK for the dining room extension, it is the Koolesh Shah Family Foundation’s pleasure to be involved in the project, we are proud to have aided the extension and pleased our contribution has been valuable in making this a success.
The number of people homeless in England is predicted to jump by a third by 2024 as councils warn of a “tidal wave” of need caused by benefits freezes, soaring food and energy bills and the end of Covid eviction bans. More than 66,000 more people will be homeless by 2024, with the bulk ofContinue reading “Homelessness set to soar in England amid cost of living crisis”
1. Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Evaluations, 2016 to 2020: 2. Methodology Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer: Mixed methods. Rough Sleeping Initiative: Process and impact evaluations. London Homelessness Social Impact Bond: Process and impact evaluations. 3. Findings Homeless Prevention Trailblazer Evaluation: Rough Sleeping Initiative: Social Impact Bond: SIB Cohort Comparison group Mean number of bedded down contacts in the two yearsContinue reading “Homelessness and rough sleeping evaluation UK 2022”
Delighted to have received the wonderful message received from the sponsored Children in Africa, following our Koolesh Shah Family Foundation support to IAfrika via Charity Connect in Nairobi.
The latest edition of the renowned Beat The Streets music festival took place in Nottingham on 30th January 2022 – a heart-warming coming together of musical and organisational talent with an enthusiastic music-loving public keen to put the fun into fundraising. We are extremely proud as a foundation to support the work of Framework Charity,Continue reading “Framework Nottingham, Beat the Streets”
Koolesh Shah Family Foundation are proud to have supported the North Paddington Food bank, thank you to the food bank team for the kind words provided… Dear Koolesh Shah, Thank you for your recent donation. North Paddington Food Bank is changing. From 8th November 2021 for an initial eight-week period, we will be providing ourContinue reading “Koolesh Shah Family Foundation support the North Paddington Food Bank”
In collaboration with Charity Connect, Koolesh Shah Family Foundation are proud to be partnered with IAfrika, supporting them in their initiatives to provide a safe and loving home for children, keeping them off the streets of Kenya. I Afrika was established more than a decade ago to offer street children an alternative – a place of support, safetyContinue reading “Our support in Africa”
The Koolesh Shah Family Foundation is delighted to be supporting the initiatives of Open Homes charity that aims to provide accommodation for 16-25 year olds who are homeless or living in inappropriate accommodation. The main project currently is Nottingham Nightstop, which provides emergency accommodation in the homes of trained volunteer hosts and is affiliated to DePaul NightstopContinue reading “The foundation support Nottingham Nightstop in association with Open Homes”
I Afrika is a grassroots street kids rehabilitation organisation which places grace, love, commitment and faith as the cornerstones of its work. Koolesh Shah Family Foundation is extremely proud of our work with Peter and Esther from I Afrika. The iniative grew out of one Kenyan couple’s desire to provide a safe refuge for streetContinue reading “I Afrika outreach, care and education”
‘Without Framework I would be in prison’ Koolesh Shah family foundation are proud to support the work of Framework, Nottingham. Framework support more than 18,000 people a year across the Midlands and the North of England – providing a network of interlinking services that have the potential to change and even save people’s lives. WeContinue reading “We are proud to collaborate with Framework supporting more than 18,000 people per year.”
The Koolesh Shah Family Foundation is delighted to be sponsoring the Philanthropy award at the 2021 Asian Media Awards and Rich List event taking place on Friday 19th November. These prestigious awards, organised by Asian Media Group, are held to identify, recognise and reward a wide range of organisations and individuals that perform exceptional workContinue reading “Koolesh Shah Family Foundation sponsor the prestigious Asian Business Awards 2021 Philanthropy award”
In collaboration with Charity Connect, Koolesh Shah Family Foundation are proud to be partnered with I Afrika, supporting them in their initiatives to provide a safe and loving home for children, keeping them off the streets of Kenya. I Afrika was established more than a decade ago to offer street children an alternative – a place of support, safety and family. AContinue reading “A Thank you from I Afrika”
Providing a safe and loving home away from the streets! We are proud to be partnered with I Afrika, supporting them in their initiatives to keep children off the streets in Kenya. The streets and alleyways of Kenya’s cities are no place for children, yet tens of thousands of boys and girls call these harsh,Continue reading “Koolesh Shah Family Foundation working in partnership with I Afrika”
Charity Connect is a part of the Koolesh Shah Family foundation, a community of genuine, vetted charitable initiatives and founders, who are carrying out incredible grassroots efforts to alleviate hunger and hardship within disadvantaged communities in Nairobi, Kenya. Our current programs in Kenya include: 1. Our Education For All program which matches donors to vettedContinue reading “Charity Connect, our initiatives in Kenya”
As part of the Koolesh Shah Family Foundation the Charity connection initiative is a community of genuine, vetted charitable initiatives and founders, who are carrying out incredible grassroots efforts to alleviate hunger and hardship within disadvantaged communities in Nairobi, Kenya. Charity Connect aims to identify and support initiatives that truly give back to the mostContinue reading “Our work in Kenya”
As a charity ourselves, we take great pride in helping others through our various schemes and initiatives. Whether it’s supporting education or assisting with the homeless pandemic, we find it incredibly important to always give back. Many charities like us do similar work with the hope to make the world a better place. However, haveContinue reading “Why helping others is so important”
The importance of schools and education is critical to the development of the young generation. Not only is it important for their personal growth, but also their mental stability and health. Education comes in the form of schools or various learning centres, providing children with stability, routine and consistency within their lives. This helps toContinue reading “The pandemic and education – What impact has covid had on learning?”
Fewer than one in four homeless people housed by the government’s Everyone In scheme have moved into permanent accommodation, according to the BBC figures. The government initiative provided over 37,000 rough sleepers with a place to stay during the COVID 19 pandemic. But housing charity Shelter warned many were still in temporary homes or mayContinue reading “Covid homeless scheme provided over 37,000 rough sleepers with a place to stay during the COVID 19 pandemic”
Homelessness has and will continue to a problem in UK. It has always been a widespread issue throughout the country, and with the growing uncertainty surrounding COVID 19, the problem is likely to get worse. According to the Guardian, 70,000 households were made homeless during the pandemic, highlighting that homelessness can and does affect everyone.Continue reading “The homeless pandemic in the UK”
As you may or may not be aware, our foundation is a UK charity. Our objective is to harness the activities and initiatives of the family’s ongoing philanthropy work. We recently wrote a piece on the importance of charity, but why are they needed more than ever in today’s society? Well, charities like ours bring together peopleContinue reading “Why charities are needed in today’s society”
Everyone knows that learning begins from the minute you take a breath into this world. From the first cry, the first yawn, the first mishap, each child is learning, and educating themselves. Early childhood education is critical for the brain development of young people. This stage is very crucial for a child’s physical and mentalContinue reading “Why is education so important for children’s development?”
The Koolesh Shah Family Foundation is a UK charity. The focus of our foundation is to help aid the homeless and support individuals who struggle with mental health issues. We aim to promote ‘excellence’ in each act of giving or charity. As a foundation, we are specifically interested in encouraging applications from all areas aroundContinue reading “The importance of charity”
A wonderful interview our founder Koolesh Shah with City of London School. Koolesh Shah (Class of 1973) is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. His London Town Group, founded in 1988, owns and operates a collection of branded 4* boutique hotels in the UK and, as well as real estate, has interests in natural resources, software andContinue reading “Koolesh Shah (Class of 1973)”
We work hand in hand with the Sri Aurobindo Trust, as we approach Sri Aurobindo’s birthday in just a few weeks’ time, we thought we’d cover some frequently asked questions about the famed philosopher. As you may or may not be aware, Sri Aurobindo was born on the 15th August 1872. Not only was he wasContinue reading “Frequently asked questions about Sri Aurobindo”
A true part of being a person is about helping others. In a way, helping others is a way we help ourselves. At the Koolesh Shah Foundation, we believe in a world where every child can read. Our mission is to invest in early childhood education in order to empower the next generation. We feelContinue reading “A closer look at our foundation”
It is a pleasure to support the Navnat Vanik association, we wish them every success with the development project and congratulations on celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Koolesh Shah and the Sri Aurobindo Trust have once again agreed to support SOAS university department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to key thinkers and visionaries in Modern Indian Philosophy, and the impact of their ideas on philosophical and political life today. The courseContinue reading “SOAS university to offer Modern Indian Philosophy module sponsored by Sri Aurobindo Trust”
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select Open Homes Nottingham as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. How it works: OpenContinue reading “Amazon Smile for OpenHomes”
We are delighted to be supporting the work of OpenHomes in Nottingham. Can you also help? OpenHomes Nottingham are always looking for new Hosts to help with our Supported Lodgings Project: Do you have a room available to rent out? You will receive rent and a contribution to the utilities of the house. Full trainingContinue reading “OpenHomes Support”
Dear Koolesh Shah, Thank you for your recent donation. Your support will cover the costs to provide one of our Children and Young People with our full 6-week counselling service with a member of our team where they receive weekly peer support for their disordered eating or eating disorder. These services are usually delivered faceContinue reading “Thank you for your recent donation to First Steps”
Dear Koolesh Shah, Thank you for your recent donation. Gifting Humanity is a non-profit charity run by individuals who volunteer their personal time to help humanity, thus the purpose is to make a positive contribution to help the needy and, in turn improve their lives. Established in our hometown of Leicester in 2015 we areContinue reading “Thank you letter from Gifting Humanity”
Dear Koolesh Shah, Thank you for your recent donation. Open Homes is a charity that aims to provide accommodation for 16-25-year olds who are homeless or living in inappropriate accommodation.
Dear Koolesh Shah, Thank you for your recent donation of £250 towards Framework’s winter appeal Homeless to Home. Your support enables us to continue responding effectively to the current crisis, keeping more people safe by preventing homelessness, supporting rough sleepers, and resettling people into safe and suitable accommodation.
The Koolesh Shah Family Foundation has been associated with the Sri Aurobindo Trust for over 30 years. The trust has supported the Modern Indian Philosophy module for the fifth year running. A message to the trust from SOAS university…. “Now in our fifth year of the Modern Indian Philosophy module, which is made possible withContinue reading “Sri Aurobindo Trust supports Modern Indian Philosophy module for fifth year”
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have a passion for improving the lives of vulnerable adults. We are keen to recruit those who may have some business experience and /or an interest in charity, family foundations or similar. Enthusiasm and the ability to think creatively, working alongside a small Trustee Board and Senior ManagementContinue reading “Looking for Trustees”
The Homelessness Monitor: England 2019 is the eighth annual report of an independent study, commissioned by Crisis and funded by Crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and with support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England.
ACTA has evolved and grown since it was launched in 2016. It appears to have touched a chord certainly in the Asian community but in the last three years it has gone beyond that. ACTA encourages diversity and has been pleased to note the advances made by such TV programs as McMafia, Doctor Who andContinue reading “Eastern Eye Arts Culture & Theatre Awards Best Actor”
The focus of our last quarter has been working with local groups to improve bus networks. We believe that it is vital to provide transportation options for children
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!We have developed a teacher training curriculum and were able to host training sessions for teachers and educational personnel