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Blind Justice Challenge - Image Credit Free Range Stock - Jack MorehEssentially Naphtali & Associates is a community collective (now working with CATALYST 4 CHANGE CIC) which, through a network of associates, develops and supports new small to medium enterprises. We do this by offering a package of advice & support, signposting and mentoring, but also through seeking to influence support from other private, statutory and voluntary organisations.

The defining principle of all Naphtali & Associates initiatives is to provide or help develop free and/or affordable services, online support for campaigns, and the development of small-scale employment opportunities for local communities.

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Our pledge is to seek out enterprising people and enterprises to encourage their growth, marketing, collaboration and development.

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Event: StereoHype Presents “That Healin’ Feelin”

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Healin Feelin flyersource: StereoHype
published: November 2017

StereoHype promotes the wellbeing of African and Caribbean communities through art, performance and debate. “We are programming of regular events at The Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) in Birmingham in 2017 and 2018 including The StereoHype Festival in May.”

‘That Healin’ Feelin’ is a night celebrating and exploring the relationship between mental health and creativity.

The night will feature some of Brums’ leading musicians, singers and performers:

Call Me Unique, Trademark Blud

Sandra Daniels, Colours of You Continue reading

Landmark review on deaths in police custody, an opportunity to save lives

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Police Officers On Dutysource: INQUEST
published: 30 October 2017

The Independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office today. It is the first and only review of policing practises and related processes following police related deaths.

The report offers the government a blueprint for change to urgently implement in the face of numerous recent concerning deaths.

It makes over 100 evidence based recommendations, which are intended to be a pragmatic way forward. These include important recommendations on: Continue reading

Families of men with mental health issues who died in police custody welcome new report

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Thomas Orchard

Thomas Orchard

source: ITV News
published: 30 October 2017

The families of two men with mental health issues who died in police custody has welcomed a report into how vulnerable people should be treated by emergency services. 32-year-old Thomas Orchard died in police custody in Exeter in 2012 and 25-year-old James Herbert died at Yeovil Police Station seven years ago.

The report into deaths in custody was ordered by Theresa May when she was the Home Secretary. It has stressed mentally ill people should never be held in cells.

Thomas Orchard suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and his family say being held in Exeter’s Heavitree Road Police Station made his condition worse. Before reaching the station Mr Orchard was handcuffed and bundled into a van. Moments before falling unconscious, a restraint was wrapped around his head. Continue reading