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CEO’s Blog – 13/11/2018

What “World Day” is it Today? We have so many “days” these days – Homelessness Day, Mental Health Day, Ladies Day and so many more. In November alone there are over 20, including (wait for it) “World Toilet Day”. Yes it’s true, World Toilet Day that expounds “toilet users’ rights to a better toilet environment” […]

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CEO’s Blog – 01/10/2018

Give and You Shall ReceiveA sermon was given in my local church recently, about giving.  The biblical basis for this is called tithing and is found in many places in the Old Testament, and it says that we should give 10% of your income to the church (although biblical scholars think the tithe may actually […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/08/2018

Be PositiveOver this past few weeks my time has been taken up with a tender for a new contract for our Supported Accommodation Service – i.e for our charitable work.  Without someone paying for this service we would quite simply not exist so as contracts go, this is quite an important one.  In short we […]

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CEO’s Blog – 20/06/2018

Ending Homelessness – is Everybody In?There has been a lot of attention given to a report recently published by Crisis, which calls for an end to homelessness by 2027, so it may be worth The Bridge Trust giving our take on its content (full report found here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/the-plan-to-end-homelessness-full-version/next-steps/priorities-for-westminster-scottish-and-welsh-governments/).Firstly, I am pleased that the report’s definition […]

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CEO’s Blog – 09/05/2018

Marketing, Public Relations, Press Releases…. Is it all worth it?As the CEO of a small organisation, I find I have my fingers in all sorts of different pies; not only having the responsibility for so many things but actually getting involved in helping do them as well.  One area that I get involved in is […]

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CEO’s Blog – 06/03/2018

EthicsNo, I don’t mean the county to the north east of London but ethics, as in conducting yourself ethically.Many moons ago I learned a business model that I apply even today – probably because it’s one of the simpler ones to understand!  It was called the “Four Es”, which stands for “Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy and […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/01/2018

Our Own Kind of GraceI have one of those desk calendars at work which has some of those inspirational sayings for each day of the year.  My version is a Christian one and on the day I write this it says:“The meaning of life.  The wasted Years of life. The poor choices of life.  God […]

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CEO’s Blog – 01/12/2017

There are so Many People who Really Need Your help Over the Christmas period people often start to think about those who are less fortunate and in the case of The Bridge Trust that is inevitably those who are without somewhere to call a home.  The majority of homeless people in our region are “sofa […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/10/2017

The Debate About Begging Over the past few months there has a been a lot in the local news about the rights and wrongs of homeless people begging on our streets, or more particularly about whether you and I should give to beggars. I listened with interest as a BBC Radio Kent reporter told about […]

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CEO’s Blog – 29/08/2017

We can Lead a Horse to Water Some people I encounter are surprised to hear that we don’t look after homeless people for free. They assume we give them free accommodation, free food….. free everything. So why don’t we then? You see it’s all about preparing people for the world they will have to face […]

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