News & Updates

12 Jan 2017

Deptherapy joins NCVO as part of exciting expansion plans for 2017

As part of Deptherapy’s exciting plans for 2017 we are delighted to announce our membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations  (NCVO).

Joining the NCVO is an important step that shows our commitment to building the very strongest foundations for the future.

Membership gives us access to valuable resources and expertise that will help to maximise the potential of our work for our beneficiaries.

We have also committed to maintaining and developing the highest standards by working towards gaining accreditation with the PQASSO Quality Mark.

This announcement comes at the start of what promises to be an exciting year for Deptherapy in which we will introduce more injured ex-servicemen to the benefits of diving than ever before.

In May and October, we will run two Open Water and Advanced Open Water programmes at Roots Red Sea.  Mostly funded by the Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund, these programmes will cater for 20-25 divers.  We have also used this funding to purchase dry suits to allow more experienced programme members to start UK diving and progress their continuing education.

Other courses already planned for 2017 include a Mental Health First Aid for the Armed Forces Community Course in February and two Deptherapy Education Professional Courses in April and May.

Planning has also started on Deptherapy’s major 2018 expedition to Truk Lagoon, which has been funded by the Chancellor of the Exchequer using LIBOR funds.  This funding means we are able to run two build-up programmes in 2016: a wreck liveaboard in the Red Sea and a further developmental programme later in the year.

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