Last Updated on October 4, 2023
Update for Billie Box Jail Break – Raised £530
Our very own Jane Billing did a ‘Jail break’ for charity on Friday, 18th March 2016.
Jane was locked up in an undisclosed location. The only way for Jane to get out of jail was to raise over £300 for the Papworth Trust charity. She actually raised £540 for this worthwhile charity.
Every year Papworth Trust hold a ‘Jail Break’ and ask local businesses to participate, hopefully raising lots of funds for this worthwhile charity.
Papworth Trust is a leading disability charity which has been helping disabled people for nearly 100 years. They provide support to people of all disabilities throughout their lives; they also support their families and carers. Today they help over 20,000 individuals in Suffolk and the East of England.
Aims, Activities and Objectives
Papworth Trust’s aim is for disabled people to have equality, choice and independence in their lives. They work towards achieving this aim by involving their service users in the development and delivery of a range of services with the following objectives:
• Offer social opportunities and personalised vocational and life-skills training that meet individual needs, aspirations and interests.
• Provide person-centered personal care and support that enable people to live more independently.
• Develop and manage a range of specialist employment programs, helping individuals find and maintain work and achieve their goals.
• Manage housing-based solutions that support vulnerable people to maintain their independence and well-being in their chosen home.
• Deliver individually-tailored vocational rehabilitation support to individuals with acquired disabilities.
• Provide information advice and guidance, signposting individuals to appropriate services and supporting them to understand and assert their rights and entitlements.
• Provide holidays for disabled people and their families, where the whole family can enjoy being together whilst the family carers can take a break from their caring role.
• Carry out campaign and awareness-raising work that informs and influences the general public and Government and has a positive impact on disabled people’s lives
In your community, the Papworth Trust provide:
Their service allows people to live how they want to. We know that getting the right support can make life much easier. Our support is flexible; from a few hours a week to daily support all year round. Options can include:
Leisure – so that our clients can enjoy a regular activity like swimming or a short trip away.
Financial – help with basic financial tasks including paying bills and record keeping.
Personal – help with everyday things like bathing, dressing, preparing meals and shopping.
Through the night – someone to be there at night if required
The Papworth Trust two centers in Ipswich offer a choice of activities for disabled people to have fun, learn new skills and take part in work experience.
The activity schedule varies monthly and is tailored around demand, they can include:
Arts and crafts
Dance & Drama
Social skills and confidence
Speaking and listening skills
Papworth Trust’s aim is helping people to remain as independent as they want to in homes that are accessible and safe. They offer advice and support to people who want to repair, improve or adapt their homes.
They can also advise on making a home safer, secure and energy efficient, and we can help people to claim any benefits that they may be entitled to.
They provide specialist advice and support for disabled and older people. They also provide helpful services such as handyperson, gardening, decorating, case management and architectural/technical services.
Papworth Trust have a number of supported living accommodation projects including homes in Ipswich and Haverhill that support disabled people to live as independently as possible
Papworth Trust have over 20 years’ experience of helping disabled and disadvantaged people to find and keep jobs that are right for them, offering services including:-
A confidential Telephone service
Papworth trust can explain what they can offer, how this fits with the individuals circumstances, and whether they are the right people to help.
A dedicated Work Adviser
Their Advisors can help to identify what someone wants out of work and what skills they have. They can then help to create an individual job seeker’s plan, and can advise on every step. Advisors will offer job search advice, including how to put together a CV, interview tips and benefits advice.
Training and Work Placements
People can go on training courses, for example on interview techniques or communication skills. Papworth Trust’s Work Advisor can also help to find work placements to ease someone back into the workplace.
Great job opportunities
They have a wide range of roles available with local and national employers. Amongst others, they have vacancies in blue chip companies, care, construction, domestic and cleaning, hospitality, public sector and retail.
The West Suffolk Disability Resource Centre in Bury St Edmunds provides essential services and advice for disabled people, their families and carers. Support includes speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, respite care for carers including short breaks, and advice and support for anyone with MS, Parkinson’s
Disease or Motor Neurone Disease.
Papworth Trust Centre, Waveney in Lowestoft work with disabled people, those who need care and support and carers themselves. We offer lots of services tailored to the individual including;
Day Club – where people can go to learn new skills, or just relax by listening to TV or music. The club is open 3 days a week.
Specialist dementia service – Our unique care package comes with practical and emotional support and advice.
Life can be challenging so your holiday should be a special time away from everyday stresses and strains. And The Papworth Trust know that when someone has a disability, illness or is living with mental ill health finding a suitable holiday can be difficult.
Kerry farm in the beautiful Welsh countryside provides a break tailored to meet your needs giving families, friends and groups special quality time in a unique environment.
You can choose what you want to do, where you want to go and most importantly what level of support you’d like from the trust. During your stay you can join in with a variety of activities around the farm from caring for the animals, arts and crafts, baking, games and much more.
Across the whole of England Papworth Trust also run a Vocational Rehabilitation service with a comprehensive programme to support people who have had a life changing injury as a result of an accident, trauma or ill health with the aim to get them back into full time employment – this may require adaptations to their existing role or opening up new opportunities.
They will meet with a person to find out what impact their injury has had on their life and plan their rehabilitation around their needs.
The first step is a preliminary assessment to talk about the impact an injury has had on a person’s life. This may include health issues, treatments, work history and any other issues affecting the quality of life. The support they give is then tailored to the individual’s needs.
After the assessment their team will make recommendations to support a person’s recovery. They might be asked to attend a planning assessment, or it may be that we will recommend other more suitable support.
About Jane Billing
Jane Billing has over 30 years in shipping container supply. During that time Jane has earned a very broad knowledge of the whole shipping container industry. From construction, to shipping, to adaption and conversions, if you have a question about any aspect of the shipping container industry Jane will likely have the answer for you. After many years working for some of the biggest names in the shipping container industry Jane set up her own company, Billie Box Ltd in 2012. Since launching in 2012 Billie Box Ltd has sold well over 1500 new and used containers.