I love people. I’m what’s known as a people person. Hence why I do my job. I also love learning and helping people to learn. You could say: “I’m in the right job”. My job is community training officer, but what an average day look like? Well, I help run Starting Point’s multiple digital skills…
As an organisation focusing on digital inclusion, we are extremely fortunate to receive funding from Good Things Foundation, but we wouldn’t accept that funding if it wasn’t matched by budget holders within the town we are working. Our attitude is that if we are able to bring external money into our borough, that has to…
We run an award winning financial resilience programme delivered by real experts. We know they are experts because they are every day people who have, or are, working to get out of debt and achieve their own goals.
We are the primary provider of digital inclusion activity in Stockport. As of March 2017, we offer 23 computer sessions throughout Stockport that are free to end users.
We enjoy making a meal out of food. Our commitment is to reduce loneliness in our communities by coming together over food. In addition, we are dedicated to reducing food waste and supporting emergency food provision in Stockport.
We know community organising works. We measure success by the demand for our services. By supporting people to be the solution, we welcomed over 1500 people in 2016, with only 4 members of staff and 32 volunteers.
We know that technology is changing at a rapid rate and want to support young people to learn new skills and increase employment opportunities for the future.
Our aim is to create a place where you belong and where we can sell coffee so we can all do stuff. Established solely through private investment, we have been able to focus on the change that our community wants to see. As a social enterprise we reinvest 100% of our profits into helping people to engage more in informal community learning.
How can food help tackle the issue of loneliness in our community?
THE COMMUNITY HUB CELEBRATES THE NATIONAL TRUST WITH A SERIES OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. ALL ARE FREE FOR YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN.
THE BRAMHALL COMMUNITY HUB WITH MOSSBACK HOMES & STARTING POINT CELEBRATES LOACL HISTORY WITH A SERIES OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS.
In 2015 Starting Point developed a 12 week training programme designed to aid volunteers who want to help people to get online. This initial work was funded by Stockport Homes and their staff now use the below 12 weekly plans to support local people to get online. These documents are available free for your use…