SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES LINK PROJECT (Funded by Community Fund)
Project Start – Sept 2023
Supporting Communities Link Project will deliver activities which aims to ease the impacts of the rising costs of living and improve the health and wellbeing of residents and communities living in the Oldham area who are vulnerable, socially excluded, elderly or at higher risk of poverty in partnership with community organisations, services, action together and youth service. This in turn will enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues that matter to them at an early stage.
The project will support participants through tailored workshops and development plans suited to their wants and needs, identifying and addressing the barriers that make it harder for disadvantaged people to access social networks in the community, services and online. These activities will offer participants independence, choice and control.
CWTC has carried out a consultation to identify the need of the project and the evidence shows how positive relationships and shared activities contribute to our overall health and wellbeing. Evidence also shows how physical and attitudinal barriers created by society towards disadvantaged communities and vulnerable people can create loneliness and social isolation.
Our user-led programming includes:
- Open Day Project Launch
- Planning & Delivering Community Networking Event workshops
- Intro to Personal Budgeting and Money Management Workshops
- Supporting individuals and organisations through Creative Media Skills Workshops
- Using Video and Audio Communication Workshops
- Learn Digital Skills to use Podcast equipment
- Weekly Wellbeing Cafe sessions – Arts & Crafts, music, singing, exercise Sessions
- Visits to places of interest
- Accredited Courses
We engage, consult and work collaboratively with communities and health and social care services to:
- Provide referrals
- Sharing resources
- Sharing information
- Participate in our activities
- Reviewing their services based upon participant feedback and
- Building bridges between the community and the mainstream services.
We have developed strong links, meaningful partnerships and relationships not only with grass-root/community organisations/groups but also health and wellbeing providers such as Memory Clinic Rochdale, HMR CCG Dementia Steering Group, Dementia United, House of Memories (Liverpool), Museum of Science, Alzheimer Society, Community Centres, Health and Social Care Services, Rochdale District and Mind, , Touchstones and Dementia Willows Hub.
If you or your group would like to particapte in our free activities, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org