From Nottingham Evening Post, Feb 25, 2011
A CHARITY that helps people set up voluntary projects has been praised in an independent report.
Base Camp specialises in helping people from Nottingham’s South Asian community and provides support in several languages, including Urdu and Punjabi. It was evaluated by Bright Ideas, a Nottingham organisation that seeks to improve quality and access to services. The report says that culture plays a big part in how services such as health education and support for victims of domestic violence are delivered in South Asian communities.
It concludes that the tailored support given to volunteers by Base Camp is important and praises its hands-on approach, which includes working with groups on a one-to-one basis, often outside of working hours to fit in with volunteers’ other commitments. Base Camp – part of Radford-based charity the Partnership Council – has helped to set up more than 46 community groups since it was established in 2007.