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.
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.
29 January 2014
Have you seen our latest set of videos?
21 January 2014
We were really proud today to get some lovely feedback from a Scottish mental health association that we’ve supplied with a TV for its Recovery College. PAMH helps people with mental ill health, their carers, families, friends and potential employers to learn how to manage and control their illness so that they can get the most out of their lives, relationships etc.
06 January 2014
Over Christmas we got some very touching “thank yous” from our beneficiaries and referees. It is really satisfying to read such personal accounts of the difference a small donation of a radio or TV set can make – for people all over the UK.
11 December 2013
We were thrilled to get some feedback recently from a really lovely beneficiary in Leicester.
15 November 2013
We recently donated a large television to HULLHARP, a network of homelessness centres in the Hull area.
12 November 2013
Recently, Janet and I visited Herring House, an inspirational homelessness centre in Great Yarmouth. We were visiting to donate four small TVs and a communal radio to the High Support Unit attached to the main hostel.
04 November 2013
WaveLength works with homelessnes centres aross the country. We recently visited two homes in Lundon run by St Mungo's (www.mungos.com)
21 October 2013
Here at WaveLength, we're absolutely dedicated to banishing loneliness from the lives of older people and others at risk from isolation. But I wasn't happy with Jeremy Hunt's comments on the “national shame” of isolated older people.
14 August 2013
We're partnering with Belvidere in Liverpool, the UK's first eco-friendly homeless hostel. Find out more as Tim visits.
26 June 2013
Recently, the Government's 'Go Digital'
trial in Bath gave digital radios to vulnerable people who
might be 'disproportionately disadvantaged' when UK radio
switches to digital, to assess how well they will cope. But
the study doesn't live up to the Government's claim to be
'committed to looking at the full range of human factor issues'
involved in radio need, says Tim Leech, CEO of WaveLength
charity. And digital switchover can't go ahead until vulnerable
consumers in all groups are catered for.
24 June 2013
The forthcoming digital radio switchover
will be supported by a help scheme - but who needs support,
and how much do they need? The 'Go Digital' trial in Bath
attempted to answer these questions, but WaveLength is unconvinced
that people will get the support they need.
8 March 2013
Since 2010, WaveLength has helped to make
some Women's Aid Centres (WACs) into more homelike places,
where people fleeing domestic violence can connect with others,
find companionship, and comfort themselves during an incredibly
difficult transition. We visited Havering WAC to talk to managers
Kirsty and Tilly about our donations of radios for women's
bedrooms and a big communal DVD player.
28 February 2013
We're putting together some policy thoughts
on the potential effects on vulnerable groups of a turn-off
of FM signal. If you work with vulnerable people, please take
5 minutes to complete this survey! Just follow the link straight
to Survey Monkey. Thanks!