Christmas 2023

2023 has been a busy year for everyone at Aim Up.

The people we support have been busy engaging in their community, learning and developing their independent living skills. We’re incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved. 

Alongside our Christmas newsletter, we have put together a short video with some of our favourite photos from 2023. 

We hope you enjoy catching up on our news, and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Introducing our new Service Manager

We would like to introduce you to our new Service Manager (of our Home Care and Support Services)  Simon who starts his new role, today, on 1st September 2023.

Simon has worked for the Charity for 7 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure the quality of our support continues.

Simon will spend some time working with Bernie to ensure a smooth transition. Simon will be out in the services to talk to service users and staff over the next few weeks to talk about his plans to improve our services.

We’re sure you will join us in congratulating Simon on his new role!

We’re changing our name…

As part of our future plans to develop our charity, St Vincent’s and St George’s Association are thrilled to announce our new name. After lots of discussions, meetings and ideas, our new name will be Aim Up. Aim Up is a tribute to our core mission and values, what we work towards each and every day and what we plan to be able to provide in the future: opportunities which allow those we support to go above and beyond achieving their personal goals.

Aim Up will be slowly phased in over the next year, and adopted fully for the start of 2023. Although it will take some time to adjust and rebrand, we will be the same charity, run by the same dedicated board and senior team, on the same mission – with a new name for our new chapter.

Over the next few months our Senior Team will be working behind the scenes to update all of our documents, uniforms etc. The charity’s online presence will change, with our website and social media channels being rebranded to Aim Up. Contact details for our staff team will also change, but you will be notified when these changes are taking place.

To keep up to date with our rebrand, please ensure you’re following our social media channels, you’ve subscribed to our newsletter (sent out every quarter) and regularly visit this website.

Update 3rd August 2022
We’ve spent time updating our Social Media, and our new links can now be found below. If you prefer to search us using our handle, please look for @AimUpGlos 





A message from our Chairman

After twenty two short years I have decided that it’s time to step down as chair of this great charity. I shall (if spared!) be 85 this year and I reckon younger blood will benefit St V’s &St G’s as it deals with the challenges and opportunities of the future.

It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the development and success of the charity. We have achieved great things in our mission to support and enable vulnerable people to have richer lives, thanks to a superb group of trustees and two outstanding Chief Executives with their staff teams.

I look forward to being a simple, and active, volunteer.

I look forward also to an opportunity later this year where I can say farewell in person to many of the friends and supporters who I have known over these past years.

Our new Chair will be Cee Kay who I have known since the early 2000s and who brings a wide range of skills and experience from both within and without the charity sector. With the trustees and senior management teams I am happily confident that our charity will thrive.

Best wishes to all.

A message from St V's and St G's

This year St Vincent’s and St George’s Association embark on a year of change. It is a poignant time for the charity as we announce our wonderful Chairman; Les Bonney has retired. Les started his time with St Vincent’s in 2000, and quickly became their Chair, leading the merger with St Georges in 2010 and continuing as chairman of St Vincent’s and St George’s Association until now.

Les was a fantastic chair, dedicated to supporting the charity through both the highs and the lows, working with the senior team and pushing for the charity’s future. He was a hands-on chair, who will continue to support the charity. Les is well known in the business community and often used his networking connections to benefit the charity. He took on fundraising challenges including abseiling off Cheltenham’s tallest building, Eagle Star Tower and worked tirelessly to promote St Vincent’s and St George’s Association.

Over the last decade Les has worked to ensure the charity grows and develops. Since merging in 2013, Les has supported the charity to create and manage our Activities Hub, Phoenix, our Supported Living property Vincent Court and most recently, our Social Enterprise the Portland Guest House. Les guided us through the challenges COVID19 threw our way, and has left the charity in good hands with our new chair.

Whilst he will be missed, we look forward to seeing Les and his family at our events through out the year.

On behalf of our board, senior team and service users – past, present and future, we thank Les for his hard work, dedication and support.