WaveLength - Latest News

  • Tim's Blog: One Piece of Equipment, Diverse Uses

    19 January 2015
    Sometimes people ask us why our focus remains on providing TVs. This year we have also started providing tablet computers, but especially in our work with small organisations, we’ve appreciated more than ever the diverse uses TVs have for people at risk of isolation.
  • Tim's Blog: 2014 Newsletter

    06 January 2015
    Happy New Year!
  • Tim's Blog: Mums and Children Need Homes

    03 December 2014
    Recently I was very touched to hear from a Cambridge Women’s Aid staff member.
  • Tim's Blog: Thank You

    26 November 2014
    Over the last few months we’ve had some really lovely messages of thanks from people who have received our TVs and radios.
  • WaveLength Ambassadors Speak Out

    29 October 2014
    Our lovely Ambassadors are hard at work representing WaveLength to the public. Here, they tell you why they chose us.
  • Welcome, Ambassadors!

    08 October 2014
    To mark our 75th anniversary, we’ve welcomed four celebrity Ambassadors to the fold: YES keyboard legend Rick Wakeman, Miss UK Kirsty Rose Heslewood, and much-loved comedians Miki Travis and Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies.
  • Tim's Blog: Orchid Friendship Group Video

    10 September 2014
    Since running more projects in partnership with other charities and organisations, WaveLength’s equipment helps a huge and diverse variety of people. I like to get out and about to see some of the really amazing effects that our equipment is having up and down the country, and to meet the people we’re working with face to face.
  • Tim's Blog: Our First Tablet Project

    13 August 2014
    Last week, we paid a very special visit to Westminster. Deirdre, Colette and I were there to help eight former Passage clients get to grips with their brand new Hudl tablets. The clients, who are all formerly homeless and setting into new tenancies across London, received the tablets as part of our first ever project providing computer technology rather than TVs and radios.
  • Lighting up lives in St Anne's Hostel

    30 July 2014
    We were chuffed today to receive a lovely picture of Simon at St Anne’s hostel, enjoying his new radio. St Anne’s, which provides accommodation and support for homeless men over 25 – a neglected demographic – is the only homelessness hostel in Birmingham which accepts dogs!
  • Radio Academy Podcast

    23 July 2014
    The first WaveLength Radio Academy podcast is now available to listen to at www.radioacademy.org/podcasts/. The fifteen minute podcast is a great introduction to WaveLength’s work and priorities, with Radio Academy’s Paul Robinson interviewing our CEO Tim Leech. Joining them are Michael Ferguson, a representative of Passage, the London homelessness charity; and Ken, a floating mental health support worker working with the homeless in Westminster, who has referred many homeless people to us for the radios that help them keep in touch with the outside world.
  • Feedback: Step Up and Home for Good

    23 May 2014
    One of the great things about our organisational projects is the way that they give us a glimpse into the schemes being carried out up and down the country to bring comfort and companionship to lonely people.
  • Feedback: Orchid Friendship Group and St Anne's Hostel

    07 May 2014
    Companionship for older people in rural Nottinghamshire and for older homeless men in St Anne’s, Birmingham – the only Midlands hostel to accept dogs!
  • Feedback: 'The difference this has made to my life is unbelievable'

    19 March 2014
    We’ve recently received some very touching feedback. Two letters in particular we’d really like to share with you.
  • Feedback from Nugent Care and Endike Community Care

    19 February 2014
    Some really touching feedback landed in the WaveLength inbox today from two amazing organisations that we’ve supplied with TVs and radios. One case history, and some lovely photos, that inspired us and moved us.
  • Feedback: Women's Aid Leicestershire, and Helping Individuals

    04 February 2014
    We get quite a lot of feedback from our organisation partners, but not so much from individuals who we help after referrals from their social workers, housing officers, community leaders etc. This is because these people often struggle to get through the days due to their isolation and other situations. However, sometimes we do get a letter that touches our hearts.