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ARC members The Avalon Group held their annual conference on Friday 20th November and spent an entire day recognising incredible achievements, whilst informing their staff, customers and stakeholders about how best to grow local communities.

As a Social Care charity supporting vulnerable adults, The Avalon Group see it as a key responsibility to strengthen local communities and bring people together to share in mutual experiences. To this end the conference saw speakers from Harrogate CVS, North Yorkshire Sport, Caring Expressions and Sporting Memories, all of whom spoke with passion about how we can reduce isolation and generate thriving local groups.

A particularly moving highlight of the day saw The Avalon Group’s staff and customers recognised for their achievements over the last twelve months. This included a team who provided round the clock care to a lady who desperately wanted to get out of hospital following a devastating illness, carers who opened their home to support people over a period of thirty years and a man with severe cerebral palsy who fought back from terrible ill health and is now studying for a degree in photography.

The theme of the day was The Power of You. Given the huge amount of positivity generated by the day there is no doubt that each person who attended will take the messages of community and engagement to their respective localities and continue to improve the lives of those who need support.

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Larry Hollando – CEO The Avalon Group