• Counselling helpline launched to support members of the drinks industry

    Welsh helpline provider Connect Assist has teamed up with charity The Benevolent to launch a helpline for members of the UK drinks industry. The service, provided from Connect Assist’s base in Nantgarw, allows members of the UK drinks industry facing difficult circumstances to find tailored help. Manned by professional counsellors, the confidential telephone helpline is […]

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  • Connect Assist takes on leading public sector firm in first acquisition

    Welsh helpline provider Connect Assist has acquired Connection Point Technology, a cloud-based technology firm which serves local authorities across the UK. The acquisition is the first in Connect Assist’s history and will combine the technology resources and public sector clients of both firms. Connection Point Technology was established in 2005 and has a strong reputation as a […]

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  • Veterans’ Gateway launched to improve access to welfare services and help veterans receive support

    Veterans’ Gateway  is improving access to welfare services and helping veterans receive the support they deserve, faster. The British Armed Forces community is estimated to be around 6 million and growing by 20,000 annually. However, nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of veterans report feeling ‘confused’ when seeking support. The Veterans Gateway service offers Veterans and […]

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  • Connect Assist founder, Patrick Nash, scoops prestigious IoD Director Of The Year Award

    The founder of a Nantgarw-based social business has scooped a prestigious national business award from the Institute of Directors, in recognition of his commitment to corporate social responsibility. Patrick Nash, who founded Connect Assist in 2006, was named Director of The Year for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility at a glittering ceremony in London’s Lancaster Hotel […]

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  • Why charities must be more commercially minded

    Negative perceptions of the charity sector combined with general financial insecurities have kept charity incomes variable for a number of years, with income from fundraising activities particularly vulnerable. It’s no surprise therefore that charities are increasingly looking to diversify their income streams and branch out into other areas. In some cases this involves an element […]

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  • Connect Assist announces changes to the leadership team

      Over the last decade, Connect Assist has grown from a social business of just 12 employees to a team of 136, all of whom have played an essential part in strengthening our organisation. As of June 2017, we are pleased to announce some changes to the structure of our senior team. Our two founders, […]

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NHS Plus - Health 4 Work Adviceline

Since August 2012 we have delivered the free Health for Work Adviceline which is funded by the Department of Work and Pensions. The service provides small businesses with the expert advice and support they need to help team members experiencing ill health and other occupational health issues. The Health for Work Adviceline had a requirement to cut costs, develop a sustainable funding model whilst delivering a high quality service to those who often feel unable to obtain professional occupational health advice due to the smaller size of their business.


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