21 December 2022
2022 is hard work. Energy costs, the war in Ukraine, the lives that are being cruelly taken in the English Channel as people flee from terror, the cost-of-living crisis, the rise in the number of people who are finding that they have nowhere to live … is there any wonder that we are seeing a rise in mental health issues?
I know many of you will be thinking and, indeed, asking: “When will it all end?”
I don’t know exactly when, but I have confidence that it will come to end. Just as flares did in the 1970s and the Tamagotchi did in the 1990s and, on a more serious note, just as many crises have in the past … indeed, just as Trump and Boris did in the 2020s.
So, as you go into the Christmas festivities, cheer yourself up a bit, safe in the knowledge that one day when you really are a wise yet quite miserable old sod … you will be able to say to your kids/partners/grandchildren/people on the bus … “If you think this is bad, you should have lived through the 2020s. I did because we looked after one another …”
Your personal commitment is a powerful element in the success of P3. You are the men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people you are.
You have and give the gifts of kindness, of courage, of loyalty, of integrity.
It matters very little whether you’re running a service for young people, working in Accounts, mending a tap or doing a million things while you’re bringing up a family.
The new future for P3 and your services is not and cannot be shaped by people who don’t really believe in a better future. P3 is full of these people and if you’re not one, I urge you to become that kind of person. Then life would be worth all the years of living and learning.
The people here today are the changemakers.
You are the people who will “renew and reinvent” P3 and keep the people we work alongside at the very heart of the organisation.
You are the leaders who will make sure that we don’t get lost along the way.
You are the kindness that people need to feel when they walk through our doors, when they are cold, are frightened, have lost hope.
You are P3: care, kindness and compassion.
Our future isn’t quite mapped out yet. We have a Government that, well, I’ll be generous and say, “is still finding its feet.”
But what we do know is we’re going to be busier than ever.
I’m sad and absolutely furious about it, but I’m not worried about having the right team to deal with the challenge.
The new P3, for 2023 and beyond, has this one huge amazing, diverse and talented (and a little bit eccentric) team that is ready for whatever comes, whenever it comes.
We know we can help people shape a better future for themselves. We are P3, a living, learning, ever evolving, changing, brave, passionate and bold organisation.
Thank you, every single one of you, for being you, your wonderful selves … and being part of P3.
Have a wonderful Christmas. Whether you’re celebrating or not, I send you love, peace and joy from our house to yours.
21 December 2022
Look who visited Grangeway Court – we hope Mr Grinch didn’t pinch everyone’s presents! Click below and keep scrolling to see all the best Christmas pics from our P3 services 🎄🌟☃️
From left to right:
1. Michelle Beecroft is sooo in charge at the Head Office Christmas party 🤣
2. P3 Bucks get festive
3. Lauren from Development sports the latest designer look for Christmas
4. Mr and Mrs Elf at the Wolves Navigator!
Wow! The sheer kindness of people is overwhelming. All these gifts have been donated to ensure the people we work alongside will have a present to open at Christmas. We even had an over-supply emergency in Warwickshire, sorted thanks to the Coventry team – imagine that TOO MANY donations!!!
The 30 hats given to P3 Wolves are amazing, donated by an 82-year-old man after he bought himself a knitting machine and wanted to do something helpful.
There are some truly generous and kind people out there 😊
From left to right:
1. P3 Wolves social groups get together for Christmas
2. Looking lovely at Lauren’s Gate
3. Winter Wellbeing Walk with P3 Warks & Coventry
4. P3 Wolves social groups 🥰
Christmas cheer was received from Mark; here is Candice Gordon to talk you through all the yummy treats and a bonus pic of Pippa with ‘our Steve’ from Comms’ hamper!
On Monday, Operations Manager Marissa Farrell shared some fantastic photos of colleagues doing everything they could to make a P3 property into the perfect home. For the young parents moving in, this was their first home and they were ‘absolutely chuffed to bits’ that everything was finished just in time for Christmas.
We wanted to give massive shout out to everyone who helped, and to Donna Levitt in particular who made it her her mission to get this done! Way to go 👏👏👏
SHOUT OUTS OF THE WEEK
Hey, you! You with the good news, or the great accomplishment, or the landmark birthday …
Congratulations Julie, for a new opportunity after all your work with Warwickshire Young People. Best of luck in all you do!
Thank you to DOT, who braved the snow and ice to find people and bring them in to warmth and safety.