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“SELF” – a new tool-kit for Young People

September 3rd, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

We are always very excited when there is an opportunity to develop new tools and resources as part of the wider Windmills portfolio enabling individuals to “be all they can be”. The major three year project “Talent Match” is operated in this region by the Merseyside Youth Association and is now beginning to shape a… Read More

Building a Fresh Approach to Employability in Knowsley

September 3rd, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

As the summer holidays started Windmills was bringing to a close one of its major projects for the year. Knowsley Council, its six high schools, Sefton Education and Business Partnership and Windmills have been supporting staff in schools to improve their links with employers and adopt a more creative approach to equipping young people with… Read More

Sefton gives Windmills a Room of Smiles

September 3rd, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

Just prior to the summer break the Windmills Foundation hosted its annual Smile Celebration event at Greenbank School in Southport. Thirty primary schools were represented from all the schools that took part in this year’s Smile Challenge and for the fifth year in a row the team were thrilled to get the opportunity to see… Read More

Doubling your Chances to Shape Your Thinking

September 3rd, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

As we return from the summer break and look forward to the autumn, we are all busy here at Windmills with the planning of our annual event. For the first time we have decided to host two events over the next six months which focus on two very different issues. You may be interested to… Read More

Jenny Chapman

June 10th, 2015 by admin

Jenny Chapman, Head of Quality, Assurance and Practice Development, Alternative Futures,  talking about why she chose Windmills to help support her organisation.

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

May 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

We’ve all heard the aeroplane safety announcement reminding us to ‘put on your oxygen mask first….’ before helping others, highlighting that to take care of others we must first take care of ourselves. Recognising for many of us, and for those we are working with, the winds of change are blowing faster than ever before,… Read More

Liverpool Community Health – A Caring Organisation

May 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

Liverpool Community Health (LCH) is an organisation that is in the business of caring.  ‘We care for our patients, their families, each other and the community’ tops the list of core organisational values.   So when LCH embarked on a significant change and improvement programme in 2014 they recognised that ‘taking care’ of staff affected by the… Read More

Accepting help when it is offered

May 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

The theme for this month’s newsletter is taking care of yourself and enabling you to care for others. We wanted to share with you how one of our clients asked for our help in coaching one of their team as they left their organisation. A potentially negative situation for employee and employer but here was… Read More

Caring when times are tough

May 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

Facing redundancy and closure due to a merger with Hapag Lloyd, the CSAV team in Liverpool approached Windmills to explore how we could support the 40+ members of staff affected. Having received a recommendation from Zim who were supported by Windmills last year when a similar closure took place, Goranka Bosanac HR Manager spoke to… Read More

What’s Your Year Looking Like?

January 8th, 2015 by Suzanne Sweeney

When you look forward to the year ahead of you, what are going to be the influences that will determine what your year is going to be about, the shape it will take and where you will end up at the end? Here at Windmills we have decided the year ahead of us is going… Read More