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New ASCEND Outreach at Abbots Langely

New ASCEND Outreach at Abbots Langely

ASCEND staff are now at the Hillside Community hub on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm. We are here to help with employment and job search support, enrolments for our courses, wellbeing issues, volunteering and general enquiries. For further information and to book an appointment, please contact us on 0208 420 1364. We look forward to meeting you.

ASCEND Closing Times over Christmas

ASCEND will close its offices for Christmas on Thursday 23rd December at 5pm.  We will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022 and would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has supported our charity during our special year.   To all our partners, tutors, volunteers and clients, our staff would like to wish you all a safe and peaceful festive season.


Dig Deep Sensory Garden Fundraiser

Throughout November and the beginning of December we are Crowdfunding to raise £’1500 to create a sensory garden at Dig Deep with the help of a Horticultural Therapist.  The garden will be used to support the well-being of our wonderful Dig Deep volunteers and other local community members.   Please help us to make this project a reality by clicking on this link to learn more about our project.

Step2Skills Adult Achievement Awards

ASCEND was proud to support the Step2Skills “Adult Achievement Awards” at Hatfield House on Thursday 7th October 2021 with our CEO Tiffany Richards and Administrator Sally Woods in attendance. It was an evening filled with inspirational stories of achievement and everyone here at ASCEND would like to offer many congratulations to all the award nominees and a big thank to all the winners for sharing their incredible journeys with us.

Isolation Blanket Project takes part in ‘makeitblue’

ASCENDs Mixed Media tutor Sian Fenwick has had the artwork she prepared for the ASCEND Isolation Blanket Project projected in the windows of an Oxford Street retailer this week.

Every Thursday night landmarks and iconic buildings across the UK are lighting blue in a massive gesture of thanks and support to the NHS and all those working at the frontline to fight the pandemic. With the health of the whole nation under threat, the skyline is glowing blue to shine the light of hope in a dark time.
The #LightItBlue initiative is one strand of the wider #MakeItBlue campaign – which encourages people everywhere to share their own messages of gratitude and solidarity to the NHS – from the safety of their own homes

Survey of Local Need Launched

Today, ASCEND is launching a survey to ask the community what additional services it would like to see ASCEND provide.  If you would like to take part, click on this link to access the survey form.  We look forward to your comments!





Jane Ross nominated for the South Oxhey Community Hero Award

ASCEND is really proud of our colleague Jane Ross who was nominated for the South Oxhey Community Hero Award. Jane said ‘I am very honoured to have been nominated for this award, and have just received this lovely plaque in recognition of outstanding service to the community. Many thanks to our CEO Christine Wyard and all the ASCEND team for your continued help and support, allowing me to be part of this great organisation supporting our community.’ Many congratulations to all the nominees from us here at ASCEND and in particular COlin Ingham, who we are now working in partnership with to bring the Step In…Takeaway Food Hub to those in need in Three Rivers.

New BBO Strive Virtual Support & Healthy Hub Launches Next Wednesday

Wednesday 16th September is the first day of our new virtual BBO Strive & Healthy Hub, supporting local people to create CVs, get advice on finding work, accessing mentoring and encouraging healthy lifestyles. Open from 10am to 1pm, the hub is accessible initially by appointment only, using the contact details listed in the poster. The hub will regularly feature events and talks from other community organisations and from the 9th October, a 5 week live cookery demonstration of creating tasty, healthy dishes.

ASCEND Isolation Blanket starts Hertfordshire Tour

We are delighted to announce that the wonderful ASCEND Isolation Blanket is currently on display at The Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead until 31st August. We very much hope that it will be inspiring and thought provoking for everyone that sees it. The blanket will then hopefully be on view at Watford Museum during November (dates to be confirmed) and at Watersmeet, Rickmansworth in December. For more information about the Blanket Project and to watch the accompanying video, please click on the link at the top of this page.