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Our counselling service supports and enhances the lives of individuals experiencing of whom have experienced either of the following:-
- Domestic/sexual violence and historic abuse;
- Mild to Moderate Mental Health Issues
By providing skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling, clients are able to work with their case worker to create a personalised care plan, which can involve any of the following:-
- Weekly One on One session with a Counsellor, Mentor or Life Coach.
- Multi-agency support.
- Art / Healing art Therapies
- Participation in any of the NRP existing projects.
Scientific studies tell us that art heals by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. The body’s physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation, from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration.
Art and music put a person in a different brain wave pattern, art and music affect a person’s autonomic nervous system, their hormonal balance and their brain neurotransmitters.
Art and music affect every cell in the body instantly to create a healing physiology that changes the immune system and blood flow to all the organs.
Art and Music also immediately change a person’s perceptions of their world. They change attitude, emotional state, and pain perception. They create hope and positivity and they help people cope with difficulties. They transform a person’s outlook and way of being in the world.
In this way the AVS project helps you recover your natural rhythm and learn to shine again.
So welcome home and come on in, you are not alone, we are here for you.
Contact: Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ABUSE VICTIM SUPPORT PROJECT RECEIVES QUEENS HONOURS.
AVS Project creates exhibition to celebrate 40 years of Luton Carnival.
The launch of “Luton Celebrates… Spirit of Carnival” exhibition celebrating 40 years of Luton International Carnival and Luton’s place in the history of manufacturing and industry.
On 9th June 2016, to coincide with the local press announcement of NINE RED Presents…(CIC) receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2016; our AVS Project is launching “Luton Celebrates”, at Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton, between 11am and 4pm.
This free entry exhibition is hosted by Luton Culture, is produced by the beneficiaries of our AVS Project working in partnership with The UKCCA (United Kingdom Centre for Carnival Arts), the LAM groups, and other local groups and is part funded by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation’s London Luton Airport Ltd. Fund.
This exhibition highlight the positive aspects of Luton and will be at the centre until July 2nd when HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis will present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2016 to NINE RED Presents… (CIC) at the Discovery Centre at 1pm.
This event and the QAVS is a shining example of how ordinary people working together can achieve extraordinary things. NRP use carnival and arts as therapy and their involvement in Luton International Carnival has proven to be very beneficial to the recovery of their clients. This year their clients chose the carnival theme “Limitless” and the Queen’s Award shows them and the world that they truly are!
About NINE RED Presents… (CIC)
NRP is a Volunteer-led, Luton based social enterprise, who for 13 years have responded to the needs of its local community; supporting and enhancing lives of socially disadvantaged groups, including victims of abuse; running community projects which provide skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling. NRP best known for its AVS Project which provides holistic support for survivors of all forms of abuse.
Contact: Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ABUSE VICTIM SUPPORT PROJECT RECEIVES QUEENS HONOURS.
Volunteer-led Luton based social enterprise, NINE RED Presents… (CIC) have been honoured with a 2016 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an individual MBE.
NRP responds to the needs of its local community; supporting and enhancing lives of socially disadvantaged groups, including victims of abuse; running community projects which provide skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling. NRP best known for its AVS Project provides holistic support for survivors of all forms of abuse.
The dedicated and hardworking team of almost 40 volunteers carry out an astounding range of roles including; Counselling, Art Therapy, Exhibitions, Carnival and Performance Arts, Digital Art and Design. All experts in their own fields, the volunteers give their time freely to ensure that NRP services and events run smoothly, and both clients and beneficiaries alike enjoy the best possible service.
Chief Executive Officer, Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) and Managing Director, Gordon Davis, who are the energy at the heart of organisation, both volunteers and responsible for the day running of all NINE RED’s projects and services, attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 24 May at which the Queen and other winners of this year’s award were present. In all 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across the UK received the prestigious award, which recognises their outstanding work in their communities.
The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
NINE RED Presents… (CIC) will receive the award from HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis on Saturday, 2nd July at Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton.
The way we learned about the award is a story within itself. It was my birthday and I had really bad birthday blues. At 8.30am the hospital called to inform me that I was booked for surgery in a few days’ time; given the fact I had to confirm my identity by giving them my birth date, I felt it a little unfair. Gordon took me to London to celebrate my birthday. Whilst in London, I received a telephone call at home, but no details were given and the person said they would call back later. At 9pm I received a call, stating that we had won the award, given the way my day had started, it was the best birthday present I could wish for.
This award means a great deal to our organisation. Many of our volunteers were at one point beneficiaries of the services provided by NRP, and now volunteer across the organisation. In this sense socially/materially disadvantaged individuals are helping other socially/materially disadvantaged individuals, build a safer brighter future. This is empowerment for all and a shining example of how ordinary people working together can achieve extraordinary things.
I am so excited that all our clients/volunteers have been recognised in this way. One of our art therapy projects “Darkness Makes Sense…In The Light”, have been heavily involved in Luton Carnival’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations, both with a troop in the procession and the production of the 40th Anniversary exhibition which is touring various venues in Luton. Our carnival theme for this year is “Limitless” and this award shows them and the world that they truly are!
Our carnival troop is continuing to tour, we will be at Northampton Carnival on June 11th and our final date will be 9th October at the Exmouth Family day and Illuminated Procession. The Exhibition is currently at Stockwood Discovery Centre until 1st July and our art therapy programmes and Counselling service are available 24/7.
We hope that you will join us this year as we Celebrate 40 years of Luton International Carnival!
With NRP you will have a uniquely memorable and amazing experience. Our Mas Band is open to all people, of all ages and backgrounds.
There are many ways to participate:- Costume Wearer, Costume Design and Build, Marshal, Flag Bearer, Float Decoration or the LIC 40th Anniversary Carnival Exhibition.
The Mas Band is part of NRP’s Darkness Makes Sense… In The Light” programme. “Darkness Makes Sense” and “In The Light” are healing arts programmes that work in tandem with our A.V.S. Programme and encourages abuse victims to participate in various art forms as a means of recovery.
For more details visit the AVS Website
Carnivals on Tour:-
Luton International Carnival.
Kendal Torchlight Carnival
Exmouth Illuminated Carnival
St. Valentine’s Dinner
At Grosvenor Casinos Luton.
To celebrate NINE RED Presents…(CIC) 12th Birthday,
We are hosting a fundraising St. Valentine’s dinner at Grosvenor Casino, Luton. The birthplace of Nine Red.
So join us for a three course meal in one of Luton’s finest restaurants.
Sunday, February 14th 2015
Grosvenor Casino Luton. 35 Park Street West. Luton. LU1 3BE
Vegetable Soup of the Day *
Our piping hot vegetable soup choice served with crusty bread and butter
Bloody Mary King Prawn Cocktail
King prawns in a spicy tomato based mayonnaise on crisp y lettuce and crunchy cucumber served with buttered thick sliced brown bread
Lightly dusted salt and pepper calamari served on a crisp y salad with spring onion, lime , coriander and sweet chilli sauce
Grilled Chicken with Lime & Herb
Chargrilled skin on fresh chicken breast served with a fresh lime and herb dressing served with red onion slaw, beer battered onion rings , grilled plum tomato half, chargrilled mushrooms and skin on fries.
Chargrilled Cajun Salmon Fillet**
A chunky skinless salmon fillet flavoured with Cajun seasoning and chargrilled served with red onion slaw, beer battered onion rings , grilled plum tomato half, chargrilled mushrooms and skin on fries.
Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad *
Grilled Goats Cheese & beetroot on a baby leaf salad with pine nut s and baby potatoes finished with fresh herb dressing.
Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart ice cream
Prune & Armagnac Sticky Toffee Pudding
Premium Vanilla Ice Cream
*Suitable for vegetarians. *Approximate weight uncooked. **May contain bones.
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During dinner there will be the valentines quiz, NRP awards, raffle and auction.
2pm – Welcome Drinks.
2:30pm – Dinner.
4pm- Closing toast.
£20 per person includes:- Welcome drink , wine served with meal and a gift from NRP’s “Keep Shining” product range.
Proceeds of the dinner go to the AVS Programme Click here for AVS information.
NINE RED Presents…(CIC) expresses gratitude to Grosvenor Casino, Luton for hosting and supporting this event.
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To book please complete booking form below or email email@example.com by 9th February 2015.
Please note you will also need to register for membership at G Casino to ensure smooth entry on the night, you can register at www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/luton/join-casino
Treat yourself and enjoy Afternoon Tea!
Tradition, elegance, style, luxury and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of Afternoon Tea. There’s nothing quite like a good cup of tea – whether it’s enjoyed in the afternoon with cakes or sipped outdoors while admiring the county’s stunning natural beauty.
We cannot promise you rolling hills, but we can inspire your imagination with our stunning collection of Afternoon Tea Candles.
We have English Breakfast Tea Candle, Cafe Latte Candle, Cappuccino Candle, Choco Mocha Ice Cream Sundae Candle, Milk and Cookie Candle, Cupcake Candle and Fruit Trifle Candle.
As part of the 16 Days of Action in Luton against VAWG. NINE RED Presents…(CIC) are working with soLUTiONs domestic abuse partnership to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse on children and young people , by showcasing art work that they have created and bringing it together in a purpose built display to be first shown on 10th December at the TOKKO Youth Space.