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News and Blogs

You can be sure that life never stands still at Progress.

Read our latest News and Blogs below to keep completely up-to-date with everything that’s going on in the Progress world.

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A Foster Carer’s Story: Gail
19th February 2019

  Foster carers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Opening up your home and heart to children is not easy, but as Gail explains, it’s a rewarding experience. Gail, a foster carer, was in the kitchen when Amy received the telephone call to say she had passed her GCSEs.  Amy was a teenager who had no confidence in...

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Our charity champions, Anna and Jess made their way over to visit our charity of the year Acorns Children’s Hospice, to brainstorm fundraising ideas.   This year, Acorns are celebrating a huge milestone; their 30th anniversary. Part of their fundraising challenge is to encourage supporters to have a go at any or a selection of...

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Access All Areas: The Hub
20th March 2018

Our Hub services have been put together with the aim to help children and young adults with disabilities get the absolute most from life.   Between custom built accommodation, fun clubs and respite for all the family, we’ve been extremely successful in our goal. To get an inside look on the services, we caught up...

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The feeling of buying something new never gets old!   Like most other teenage girls, my interests are fashion, makeup and music and regardless of any disability, the young girls supported by Progress are probably the same. I believe myself to be extremely lucky that I have no difficulties or disabilities but I can imagine...

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We are incredibly proud of recieving GOLD in this year’s Investors in People (IIP) new assessing standards. Since our last IIP blog, we have been under assessment which has come to an end in November. Over the festive period, we have been waiting for the results. Here’s what our HR Manager, Emma Ruffinato had to say: “I am absolutely delighted that we achieved gold this year. I knew it was going to be challenging, but the way the team have feedback is brilliant. I think the staff should be really proud of the recognition for...

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Meet Our Charity Champions
29th January 2018

Happy New Year from all of us at Progress! Last month was the exciting big reveal for on our chosen charity: Acorns Children’s Hospice. We decided upon Acorns due to the incredible work and specialist care their services provide to both life-limited and threatened children as well as their families. To ensure we are best...

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In our last update, we shared with you our mission to choose a charity to focus our fundraising efforts on. We are pleased to announce that our chosen charity is Acorn Children’s Hospice Trust. Based across three locations in the Midlands – Selly Oak, Worcester, and Walsall – our chosen charity offer an incredible support...

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The philosophy coined by Confucius over 2,500 years ago, is still incredibly relevant today. Over the last 25 centuries opportunities have become unlimited, and decisions endless. We’ve found this to dramatically be the case when it comes to fundraising and giving back to local charities. With so many incredible causes doing fantastic work, historically we...

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This week we sat down with Claire Rogers, our Managing Director and fearless leader, with the intention of picking her brain on different aspects throughout our business. As always, her answers were honest, direct and her passion is a clear demonstration as to why, alongside Bal, she is the forefront of our company. Our Story...

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Life without Progress
23rd November 2017

What better way to introduce our dynamic and passionate Managing Director than to get out outsiders perspective! While writing this blog with Claire, my trembling fingers tap away on the keyboard, noting down her words, silently biting back unexpected tears. As we discuss the elements of the Progress business; from the company’s story to the...

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