New Mills Youth and Community Project has been set up to benefit the community by helping to tackle a range of local social and environmental issues.
As a Community Interest Company the Project applies for funding in order to invest in New Mills by facilitating a range of affordable and accessible activities and initiatives for all members of the community.
We work in a number of different ways to promote and support the health and wellbeing of local people, as well as investing in our surroundings and caring for our environment.
Our project will deliver a ‘Out of school support programme’ for children aged Reception to Year 11 which will consist of activities, resources and sustenance for children during half-term holidays.
Also with the community’s youth in mind, a series of seminars will be held where a guest speaker will advise our youth groups about transitioning into adult life, with a focus on paying bills, dealing with rent / mortgage responsibilities and necessary insurances etc.
For new parents and families, a series of first aid classes will be held, plus there will be a fund to help provide key domestic items where needed. We will aim to provide Slow Cookers, Food Processors / Blenders and recipe cards so families are better equipped to be able to produce their own home-cooked meals and baby foods etc.
Our Project has initiatives planned to support and assist elderly residents too, such as a ‘Falls Prevention’ programme we are working on, inter-generational initiatives and social coffee mornings with activities.
Our Community Pantry is now open – an accessible and affordable option for residents of New Mills and surrounding areas, to help alleviate the ongoing burden of cost for so many families and individuals.
Plus much more!
Fun interactive cooking sessions for toddlers and young children. Parent and toddler group, after school clubs, birthday parties, Saturday club and school holiday workshops for children aged 18mo – 12 yrs.
We are a new social enterprise that offers a gardening service for anyone who wants it, whether its maintenance or landscaping we aim to accommodate people on all levels of income.
For those who can afford it we ask for a realistic donation.
That donation goes towards helping us maintain the gardens of other people in new mills or surrounding areas on low income or with a disability.
About Stockport Samaritans
We serve as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, around the clock, every single day of the year.
From our base in Heaton Moor, we offer emotional support by person, by telephone, by email and by text. However we proudly support the whole of Stockport and neighbouring areas.
In 2018, our Stockport branch took over 24,000 calls for help.
There are about 25 – 30 suicides per year in Stockport.
Volunteering at Stockport Samaritans
Everyone in our branch is a volunteer and we are always looking for support locally. We have over 100 volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
Being volunteer can help to change lives, and we are always looking for people to help provide this vital listening service.
Not everyone wants to be a listening volunteer however, and there are so many other ways to support Stockport Samaritans, such as administration, fundraising, or publicity. There’s something for every one.
Web Link to Small Talk Saves Live video (link: https://www.youtube/VDchxgZxjcM)
Contact Person: Local number on branch page.
Address: Heaton Moor Centre, Thornfield Road.
Area: Heaton Moor.
Postcode: SK4 3LD.
Phone: 116 123 free from any phone.
Website: Stockport Samaritans (link: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/stockport/)
Twitter: @StockportSams (link: https://twitter.com/samaritans)