Making a Difference Mon, 16 November 2009 Making a Difference is a charitable company founded in 2000 and is an integral part of the community in Tameside. The Teacher Education team from Tameside College held a presentation and awarded certificates to volunteers at the organisation in Ashton, after they successfully completed an ILM Award in Coaching. The presentation of their certificates was a fantastic chance to celebrate their achievement. The short course enabled the Making a Difference team to develop their coaching skills and reach a recognised qualification for their skills. All members of the course, including the founder and project manager Janice Hogg, and seven volunteers worked hard to complete and achieve their qualification. They raise funds themselves to equip the centre and run sessions several days a week. Louise Hodson, Lecturer in Teacher Education said, “They are a fantastic group of people who work with people with mental health issues and they are having lots of success. They really do ‘make a difference’ in supporting people to gain their independence in the community.” There is a real sense of the volunteers working together and putting their coaching into practice within their work for the charity.