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Flooding Challenge for Linkage

More than 70 residents were evacuated from Linkage accommodation on the Lincolnshire coast as the charity acted to relocate service users and students from vulnerable properties. It was a major test for Linkage Community Trust on Thursday 5th December as the charity heeded the warnings from the Environment Agency. Linkage staff have been praised for their support. Full story

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Video Special – Time Capsule Marks First Activity for Heritage Restoration Scheme at Lincoln Park

Schoolchildren joined park enthusiasts, civic leaders and the learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust, to mark the first activity of the five-year restoration programme at Boultham Park in Lincoln by filling and burying a time capsule on Friday 22nd November. The 50-acre Boultham Park is to undergo a multi-million pound restoration, grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery […]

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Leopards Lead the Way to Table-Top Cricket Glory

Grimsby-based students from Linkage Community Trust will be bidding for national glory at the first Table-Top Cricket finals next month when they travel to Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The Linkage Leopards, comprising a six-strong team from Linkage College’s Weelsby Road campus, overcame the surprising might of nursing home side, the Clarendon Hall Cougars, in the county finals at Weelsby Road. Table-Top […]

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Linkage Welcomes New Trustee – Ashwin Kagdadia

Linkage announces its newest trustee, as the country marks national Trustees’ Week. Leicester-based chartered accountant Ashwin Kagdadia has joined the team to assist Linkage’s development in Leicestershire. Mr Kagdadia has lived in Leicester since 1972 and also serves on the Audit Committee of Leicester College. Sporting interests include walking, playing chess and snooker. He has been president, treasurer, auditor and […]

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Glory Bid by Linkage in Table Cricket

Linkage students will be bidding for a place in the national finals of table cricket this week. There are no fewer than three teams of players from Linkage College who will each  take on the might of Clarendon Hall Cougars in the county showdown this Friday 8 November at Linkage’s Weelsby Road campus in Grimsby. Table cricket is an indoor […]

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Lincolnshire Students Turn to Art to Express Feelings

The artwork of learning disabled young people from Lincolnshire-based Linkage College is to go on display at a county gallery this month as students demonstrate their communication skills through the paintbrush. Seven learners who attend the Toynton All Saints campus operated by Linkage Community Trust near Spilsby, have spent the last few months working on their artistic creations and up […]

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Wartime Special Menu at Linkage’s Newest Cafe

The Roundel Cafe

The Roundel Cafe in Skegness is offering a two-course special on Monday 11th November to mark Armistice Day and is inviting residents to come along. Special ration book invites are being delivered to local households. Click here for the full story.

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Stop Press – Linkage honoured in national awards

Linkage’s work with learning disabled people in Lincolnshire has earned the charity national recognition. Linkage came second in the Social Justice Awards – small and medium-sized enterprises category – at today’s Social Justice Conference in London, beaten to top spot by the Mitie Foundation. More details to follow. Click here for background details.

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Social Justice Conference – Speech by Work and Pensions Secretary

Local leadership and local solutions are key to delivering social justice to people who are excluded, impoverished or disempowered, writes Linda Grant. This was the theme of the keynote speech delivered by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith at the Government-sponsored annual Social Justice Conference held at Westminster today (Wednesday 30th October). Linkage Community Trust is one of nine […]

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Linkage Report Urges Government to End Funding Rows Affecting Vulnerable People

People with learning disabilities face a postcode lottery of care, despite a pledge from the Government and the social care sector that people should have choice and control over their accommodation, according to Linkage. The charity has published a report, based on Freedom of Information requests to English local authorities. Follow this link to read the full story and download […]

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