The Starting Point Charter

In September, our team spent time away in Giggleswick reflecting on the last 18 months and developing our plan for the future. Thanks to our work with Ansuz Action we have developed a charter for our work going forward. But first, some pictures of our time there… Our Charter: Starting Point is committed to sharing…

Please vote for us

We are really honoured to be finalists for the Digital Leaders Craig Macdonald Memorial Prize and we would be really grateful for your vote. Craig Macdonald was a technology professional dedicated to public service who passed away suddenly in early 2020. In honour of Craig’s memory, Tech Investor Rob Wilmot is partnering with Digital Leaders…

Going to Greenwich

Here at Starting Point, we have always known the barriers that people face when they aren’t online. From accessing banking when the local branch has closed and you don’t know how to use a banking app to simply knowing what colour of bin to put out on what day, there is so much information online….

Making Chicken Tacos – It’s Mexican Week

This week we were supposed to spend our days learning to cook some really tasty food, funded and arranged by Stockport Homes. Sadly because of COVID, this has been scuppered. Those due to attend the sessions have been offered recipe packs and below are the instructions, including short videos to cook along with. If you…

Free stuff to do in the North West this summer

For those of you struggling with what to do with the kids in the holidays here is a list of free days out! Chocolate ice cream & crabbing in Conway with the luxury of a car was a £5 day out! A positive of our current situation is that we can experience good stuff near…

The fibre of communities

It seems strange to talk about lifelines in a time of a global health crisis but sadly sometimes it takes such a monumental event to realise where the actual lifelines, and indeed the wounds, are in our communities. In the days shortly after lockdown, when people’s attention moved from buying toilet paper to buying desks…

Our free summer festival of fun for young people (HAF)

We have some amazing activities in Woodley over the summer holidays! These include make and bake bags and our breakfast club, held at Start Point community coffee shop on Woodley Precinct, available for all local young people. These are: Milkshake Mondays (ages 10+) – 5pm-8pm at Start Point community coffee shop on Woodley Precinct. Games…

Communiversity – the history of where we live

Last night we hosted a wonderful face to face event, tentatively opening the bifold doors and welcoming in the glorious weather. Communiversity is a Lottery funded project that allows us to engage people in our community over 55years. It is focused on sharing skills and knowledge and building connections and friendships. Yesterday, we saw Angie…

Reporting on the DigiKnow Device Library during lockdown

Nicola Wallace Dean, Co-founder of Starting Point Community Learning Partnership, the community lead for the DigiKnow movement, introduces the latest report produced by the social enterprise. We are delighted to look back on the achievements of DigiKnow over, what can only be described as, a challenging time for all. The DigiKnow Device Library report that…