The Clock is looking to expand our network with the business community. We are seeking to generate new working partnerships and increase awareness of the valuable work we do to support local communities.
The Clock is a small independent charitable organisation with a big heart for people.
Our vision is that ‘Everyone feels part of their community’ and as such we deliver a breadth of services including social activities, support and learning opportunities in order to meet our social objectives, which are to:
- increase employability
- improve social inclusion
- improve wellbeing
We work with a wide age range providing services across North Yorkshire; our youngest member is 9 and our oldest member is 93. Our staff work with individuals and families to identify barriers or issues and provide help to address them. The services we offer range from providing a one of careers interview to intensive support to a homeless person.
Over our 15 year history, the demand for the part of the charity, which we call ‘T.L.C’ (Tender, Loving Care for want of a better name) has grown considerably. T.L.C is what makes us different from other organisations and we have yet to meet another charity with a similar strand. The T.L.C is the food parcels and toiletries we provide, the second hand bikes or unwanted furniture our staff and volunteers collect for a family who have nothing or providing hot meals for isolated members of the community who would normally eat alone. All of this helps individuals’ feels less cut off, increases their sense of worth and encourages them to feel part of their community.
There are many ways that businesses can work with us to both support the local community (some at no cost to yourself) and raise the profile of your organisation through partnership working. Additionally as an employer you might like to make use of our contacts with jobseekers and learners who are looking for employment. We have helped employers in the past with recruitment finding successful applicants at sometimes brief notice.
The Clock would love to hear from you if you would like to express an interest or talk to someone. Additionally, we can email business packs with further details on request.
Development and Quality Manager