Nomination for inspirational charity group
Friday 5th September 2014
The Exodus Project works in some of the neediest parts of the borough with children aged eight to 15 to help raise their self esteem and realise their future aspirations.
The aim is to get them to take responsibility for themselves and pride in their communities.
Exodus has more than 60 volunteers, of which more than half are former members.
Mid-week activity clubs are run in Worsbrough Common, Darfield, Birdwell, Staincross and town centre, which involve dance, drama, music, sport and games. Children are also encouraged to discuss issues relevant to their community.
Every week, there is a different subject relevant to 'citizenship' - such as graffiti, vandalism or respect for the elderly.
They have been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award.
Carer of the Year Sponsor
NPS Barnsley Limited
Barnsley S70 2RD
Telephone: 01226 774605www.nps.co.uk
NPS Barnsley is a local property services company, formed in January 2011. Part-owned by Barnsley Council, in a joint venture partnership, NPS work closely with the council to support growth in the local economy and create and sustain local jobs.
Their services include architectural, mechanical, electrical and structural engineering design, quantity surveying, procurement, energy management and compliance services such as asbestos, water hygiene and health and safety management and facilities management services such as cleaning and caretaking. The company also has its own construction arm.
Barnsley Council continues to be their main client, delivering some wonderful projects together including the refurbishment of Barnsley Town Hall.
By increasing their client base, last year they secured almost £2 million in work for other clients. This is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work and commitment of NPS staff.
As a local company they employ local people, with majority of their third party spend with local suppliers and subcontractors. They recently signed the Barnsley Apprentice Pledge and have already exceeded their targets, with five per cent of their workforce being apprentices. These apprentices will be trained by NPS to become the designers, engineers and craftsmen of the future.
Karen Temple, managing director of NPS, said: “Most of our employees live in Barnsley and their children attend schools in the borough. Here at NPS we are all very proud of our Barnsley roots and care very much about the town.
“We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of the Proud of Barnsley awards because it is a chance to give our unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. These inspirational people are what make Barnsley truly great.
“We chose to support the Carer of the Year category because caring will touch all of our lives at some point – whether we are caring for someone or being cared for.
“They are often the glue holding families together and the care they provide is truly irreplaceable. We feel extremely privileged to be associated with this award.”