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!