Join us.. Digital Inclusion Project Manager & Facilitator (Head of Digital)

About us Starting Point is a locally-rooted social enterprise based in Stockport, established to support people to lead happier, healthier and fairer lives through informal learning and creating change through community building.  We focus on: Digital inclusion Action and change through community organising Health and Wellbeing Our services are free to the end user and…

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…

Join our team

We are currently recruiting part time census advisors to join our digital team for a temporary 9 week contract. More information can be found below. To apply please email employmentsupport@stockporthomes.org with your current CV and a brief covering letter and note that our interview date for these roles is on Thursday 28th January and will be…