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Ideathon 2019 challenges

Child Bereavement UK Logo

Providing bereavement support to young people and families, and training professionals to give the best possible care

Find out more about Child Bereavement UK

The Challenge

2/3 October

How might we become the go-to provider for training in managing the impact of bereavement in the workplace & make a real difference to bereaved employees, colleagues, clients and organisations?

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Contact the Elderly Logo

Providing services dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people

Find out more about Contact the Elderly

The Challenge

9/10 October

How might we reach more socially isolated and lonely older people?

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British Society for Immunology Logo

The leading medical and biological science charity, using insight and knowledge to shape the future of human and animal health

Find out more about British Society for Immunology

The Challenge

16/17 October

How might we increase childhood vaccine uptake, through improving knowledge and understanding of vaccinations, so as to reduce potentially fatal illnesses?

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Kidney Research UK Logo

Funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease in the UK

Find out more about Kidney Research UK

The Challenge

29/30 October

How might we put kidney health on everyone’s agenda?

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Providing services for children and young people with Autism through specialist education and support

Find out more about Ambitious about Autism

The Challenge

6/7 November

How might we help young people with Autism, across the nation, transition successfully into employment?

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I CAN Logo

A children’s communication charity helping them to develop the speech and language skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world

Find out more about I CAN

The Challenge

13/14 November

How might we make I CAN to go-to charity on children’s Speech, Language and Communication matters?

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Thames Reach Logo

Assisting homeless and vulnerable men and women to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives

Find out more about Thames Reach

The Challenge

20/21 November

How might we more effectively tap into the wider employment market to meet the staffing needs of our charity?

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A teenage mental health charity that targets early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues

Find out more about stem4

The Challenge

27/28 November

How might we grow the resources (people, financial, assets) of the charity to meet its core purpose without losing our unique, ‘stem4 family’ identity?

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St Giles Trust Logo

St Giles Trust is a charity helping people facing severe disadvantage to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. They help them to become positive contributors to local communities and wider society.  Their mission is to help clients achieve this through offering peer-led support from someone who has been there.

Find out more about St Giles Trust

The Challenge

3/4 April

How might we inspire people to connect with our ethos as well as our services?

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Independent Age Logo

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms.  That’s why as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age provide clear, free and impartial advice on issues such as care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility.

Find out more about Independent Age

The Challenge

10/11 April

How can we seed a mass movement, including older people and others, that provides mutual support and companionship to combat the loneliness epidemic?

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Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe

Find out more about Leonard Cheshire

The Challenge

1/2 May

How might we create genuine two-way communication across the whole organisation?

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Groundwork Logo

Groundwork provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step they vow to go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

Find out more about Groundwork

The Challenge

8/9 May

How might we capture, prove and communicate our impact and value in a clear and compelling way to support our income diversification strategy?

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Bowel Cancer UK Logo

As the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity, they are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. By bringing people together – patients, families and friends, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers, politicians and campaigners and everyone fundraising, their vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Find out more about Bowel Cancer UK

The Challenge

15/16 May

How might we reach, engage and activate more people affected by bowel cancer to help us grow the charity so we can save more lives in the future?

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Hope for Justice Logo

Hope for Justice believe freedom is worth the fight, justice is non-negotiable and they refuse to abandon the least, the last and the lost.  They exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.

Find out more about Hope for Justice

The Challenge

22/23 May

How might we transform the attitudes of business leaders so that they see tackling slavery in their supply chains as a priority?

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Kidscape Logo

Kidscape provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training, and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives.  Working directly with these groups they deliver high impact programmes of support and raise awareness through a variety of communication channels, to achieve their vision that every child has the right to live life free from bullying and harm.

Find out more about Kidscape

The Challenge

28/29 May

How might we achieve scale whilst remaining small at the centre?

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Pancreatic Cancer UK Logo

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but they’re taking it on. It is tough to diagnose, tough to treat and tough to research.  For too long this disease has been side-lined, and Pancreatic Cancer UK want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need.
They provide expert, personalised support and information via their Support Line and through a range of publications.

Find out more about Pancreatic Cancer UK

The Challenge

5/6 June

How might we create an army of supporters when we don’t have an army of survivors?

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