OurBoards is delighted to be able to support Betel Manchester by installing a 7 Week Planning Board to replace their old whiteboard.
Betel UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. Through work, well-being and worship, we restore broken lives.
Anthony Parkinson, Regional Director at Betel of Britain-Manchester, said that the new planning board has revolutionised the office.
In addition to the larger size and attractive pre-printed layout, the OurBoards planning board comes with Gecko notes and date tags. Gecko notes are like a long lasting, sticky note with a dry-wipe surface that clings to smooth surfaces. This means that users can easily and clearly visualise and manage all of the activities and events for the next 7 weeks. The 7 week layout allows the staff at Betel to plan one month, e.g. May, and start planning the next month, e.g. June, at the same time. At the end of May you can remove the May notes, move the June notes up the board without having to retype any information and then wipe clean the May notes and re-use them for July.
When the date for an activity changes, Anthony simply moves the task note without the need to rewrite anything.
Colour can be used to highlight or prioritise certain types of activities.
Betel UK is an independent Christian charity for men, women and families affected by the hardships that lead to social exclusion, especially homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse and long-term unemployment
What It’s Like
Betel has welcomed over 12,000 people into their community since opening its doors in 1996. Many residents say life at Betel feels like becoming a new member of an extended family. Betel is a safe, structured, family-like environment where there is consistent peer-support: during the first few months each resident is assigned a brother- or sister-like mentor.
As such, Betel is not a rehabilitation centre or a clinical program with doctors or counsellors, where you receive a medicated detox, but instead it provides an alternative model of recovery which has made a radical difference to many lives that were formerly in chaos.