Lockdown Learning – Children’s Challenge – Rainbow Week

This week (w/b 27th July) we are focusing on colour and our rainbows with a great crayon craft activity and making M&M cookies. All the instructions are here: July 30th Rainbow Week Instructions We will also be supplying 40 craft and cooking bags to the doorstep depots at 12noon on Thursday 30th July. The depots…

2019/2020 End of Year Report

As a social enterprise, we aren’t obliged to create an end of year report but we do believe in transparency and celebrating our successes. As such, we create a report to document our achievements over the last 12 months and mark our position at the end of each financial year. Read our new report here:…

What is Doorstep Depot

Doorstop Depot – We know our community has a strength beyond each individual, so at a time of need we have set up two doorstop depots outside the homes of some of our Community Organising Team. On Bank Road in Bredbury & Woodlands Avenue in Woodley, we set up a free food points every Thursday afternoon…

Lockdown Learning

We now have a new Lockdown Learning page to list all the activities we are still running. At no point did we consider closing at a time when our community needs connections more than ever. Our coffee shop doors night be shut right now but we aren’t. Even during lockdown we will be hosting 10…

Same support, different digital – Digiknow during COVID-19

We are currently living in uncertain times. Not since health crises of history books have, we seen such a large and concerted effort towards public hygiene and the fight against contamination. Now more than ever the digital divide is not only affecting social outcomes such as employment and housing, but it is affecting, and severely,…

Our 2020 Focus

We have started 2020 with a brave move. It is difficult for anyone to say goodbye to people, but especially when they are part of a business you have worked really hard to nurture. On 17th January 2020, we will bid goodbye to The Windmill Coffee Shop in the town centre. We made this decision,…

Community Organising in Woodley

The first blog from our CEO Anne Wallace OBE Apparently I reflect too much. My daughter tells me it just makes me bitter and I shouldn’t look back but I think it is part of my learning style and it helps me to make sense of things and understand what has worked and why and what hasn’t…

Why Digital Inclusion Doesn’t Happen On It’s Own.

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…

Communiversity – Sharing Skills & Connecting People

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.