Celebrating 600 Communiversity sessions during Lockdown

““I think every man should go on this Men Matters to build resilience and to gain confidence it has also helped me to refresh my skills and  have time to reflect and learn I really feel revitalised”. Find out more in our monthly newsletter out now.

Giving kids a voice and a role in tackling holiday hunger

The community response around the country since Thursday’s MP vote in the commons has been unbelievable; nowhere more so than in our community. When Taylor’s chip shop decided late on Thursday to offer 100 meals to young people they were inundated with offers of support. Standing with Marcus Rashford, Friday saw even more businesses take…

The joy of COMMUNIVERSITY continues

Communiversity is a National Lottery Community Fund programme which started in April 2019 to help people lead happier and healthier lives through sharing skills and making connections. Throughout lockdown we have moved our Communiversity provision online and we call it lockdown learning. We currently have over 40 people joining in each week and love seeing…

Lockdown Learning – Children’s Challenge – The Gruffalo

This week, we are linking in with the Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad – 20th Anniversary of The Gruffalo In the free cooking and craft bags there is everything you need All the instructions are here: The Gruffalo Challenge We will also be supplying 40 craft and cooking bags to the doorstep depots at…

Free Meals During The Summer Holidays

Working with Morrisons, Allied Bakery, Kellogg’s, Chilled Out Foods Bredbury, Taylor’s Fish & Chip Shop Woodley and local volunteers; we are able to offer up to 60 free hot meals for local children every Thursday. We have been offering free food packages since April and are now in a position to be able to offer…

Supporting Stockport to get online

Reza was referred to the lending library by Damon, a key worker from Great Manchester Working Well Work & Health Programme. We were able to support Reza and his family with a laptop for school work and job searching. Reza said: “I appreciate you giving me a call to see how everything is going. I…

Lockdown Learning – Children’s Challenge – Rainbow Week

This week, we are focusing on colour and our rainbows with a great crayon craft activity and making M&M cookies. All the instructions are here: 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 are here: StartPoint Coffee Shop…

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…