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Blue Sky selected for The Big Give

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We’re delighted to let you know that Blue Sky has  been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Blue Sky is raising money for Employing ex-offenders, bridging the UK skills gap, a project to create real jobs and targeted training programmes for ex-offenders within growth sectors… Read more »

A Charity Award for Blue Sky

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Blue Sky wins ‘Social Care & Welfare’ Award On Thursday 18th June the Park Plaza Westminster was home to the 16th annual Charity Awards gala dinner. Steve Finn and Anna Gordon were there to represent Blue Sky having been shortlisted two months ago in the ‘Social Care & Welfare’ category. Hosted by (the very amusing)… Read more »

Blue Sky Patron Mick May Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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  The winners of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Employability Awards 2015, sponsored by Seetec, were announced yesterday at a special ceremony in London hosted by Baroness Stedman-Scott, with guest speaker, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Minister for Employment. The award judges were Ed Cox, Director of IPPR North; Elisabeth Paulson, Investment Director,… Read more »

Happy Hillingdon residents

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It is always immensely satisfying for Blue Sky to receive positive feedback about the hard work that our employees carry out. Today we received a letter about Sharon and Graeme who are employed by Blue Sky on our contract with Hillingdon Borough Council carrying out bulky waste collection. **************************************************************************************** Dear Blue Sky I would like… Read more »

A guide to employing ex-offenders

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“Recruiting safety and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders” Nacro’s ‘Employer Advice Service’, supported by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), has produced this publication aimed at employers and recruiters. The guidance outlines how to implement fair, safe and responsible policies and practices for employing… Read more »

Shortlisted for Charity Award 2015

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We are pleased and very proud to announce that Blue Sky has been shortlisted for a Charity Award 2015. We are up for the ‘Social Care & Welfare’ award along with two other brilliant charities: Karma Nirvana and The Silver Line Helpline. The whole team here are over the moon to see our work being… Read more »

Blue Sky appoints a new Managing Director

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Kate Markey is Blue Sky’s new Managing Director, starting her role on 20th April 2015. Kate has a long career in social enterprise. She was previously Deputy Chief Executive of the social enterprise support agency CAN, and Managing Director of its social finance intermediary, CAN Invest. She is also a former Editor of The Big… Read more »

Israel – My Story

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I first went to prison when I was 16 years old – I ended up in Feltham Young Offenders Institute for committing a string of offences. I was then in and out of prison for more than ten years, I totally wasted my teens and my twenties and caused a lot of misery. A couple… Read more »