2020 Reviews

This year we have produced both a short and long review. The short view is the graphic displayed below. In the long review we have asked team members to share their thoughts on the year at Starting Point. You can read it here:

Control + Shift – The privilege of browsing

Have you ever seen this text of doom? Some of you won’t have experienced such a thing, but others will have shared that feeling of scrambling to find out what the date is and how many more days you have until your new allowance is granted. It’s bad enough when you just want to WhatsApp…

It’s all a bit crafty round here!

This month, Communiversity has been really busy: we have delivered over 170 craft bags adding to the whole total of 790 bags since the project began.  We have hosted an average of 15 learners in each class, had 3 guest tutors and had 6 requests for engagement in further learning along with 2 new volunteer delivery…

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…