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…

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…