THANK YOU!! to all our volunteers
THANK YOU!! to all our volunteers
We have always believed to ‘Make a change…you need to be the change’. From leading a City Care outreach programme on behalf of the local church, we quickly seen the social problem, not that we didn’t already know, but being on the ground level, it slaps you in the face and you see the realisation of the poverty, the struggle for what is human right.
We decided that we were willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes through our initiative and the way to do that was to that was to realise our life’s purpose, help connect others to theirs and make a difference in the community, city, and world.
Our House was born prematurely due to the impact of Covid-19. We needed to ensure that we built something with longevity and financially stable, so we were not just a pop-up service for the community…get hopes up and then disappear. The community needs that consistency and we listened to what they wanted and how we could provide their needs, whilst having a social, environmental, and economic impact.
This is where I was introduced to an organisation called The School of Social Entrepreneurs, SSE for short. There is no point recreating the wheel, and there are thousands of social entrepreneurs around the world, that have been in the position we were in, and it is better to learn from them and avoid the mistakes they had made. SSE was perfect and when I was introduced, the fellow Community Interest Company (CIC) sang their praises. To be fortunate enough to pass the application process and be accepted into the SSE Northwest, was an honour, and the biggest excitement for me was they were able to equip Our House Walton Community Hub with the experience, tools, and networks to help us transform the community and improve the lives of others. This has been done by the way of study sessions and workshops with amazing innovators, grants managers, impact changers and leadership. With 1-1 mentoring also tailored to your needs, it has been invaluable to the project.
On my Cohort I have had the honour of meeting to be a part of a family of friends who are on the same journey as we are to make positive changes and make a difference. Please see below who they are and what magic they create.
We help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. In turn, they help 3.4 million people in need.
We run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference. But we’re not a traditional school. Learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible. We support people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring.
At Ady’s Kitchen we are a CIC (Community Interest Company). We are a social enterprise that want to use our profits and assets for the public good which means that any profit made goes straight back into food related community projects.
Drosi [Welsh] : To turn something into another, for a particular use or purpose
We believe that everything deserves a second chance. Even your bike.
At Drosi we turn waste into a solution by creating unique, functional and fun bikes and electric bikes from discarded ones, reducing waste and helping people like you have a positive impact on the world.
We are a family business who create delicious juices and smoothies from our mobile juice and smoothie bar.
We make juices and smoothies to order using locally sourced ingredients - some are grown in our own garden!
Delivering wood workshops in the community to help build confidence and help improve people’s mental health. The project aims to empower individuals teaching them how to use tools such as: drills, saws, hammers and sanding tools to create an object.
I deliver therapeutic art sessions to disabled children in vulnerable communities
Enthusiastic grower & recycler
RED by Emma Case introduces us to the pride and glory of being part of the Liverpool football family, featuring portraits, images, interviews and original memorabilia donated by the football fans, expressing their generosity and spirit.
Educating people about autism. increasing understanding and ensuring inclusion.
Liverpool Tool Library is driven by community, sharing resources and sustainability. We are a volunteer led organisation welcoming everyone and aim to give those who may not have access to tools the opportunity. We believe in fixing to feel good and to reduce waste.
Photographer. Poet. Videographer. Group facilitator. - I am passionate about photography and videography in particular using it as a platform to communicate individual narratives. I strongly believe that photography and videography can be used as a platform to enhance mental wellbeing by providing an outlet and the skills to encourage people to be conscious and present within the moment but focus attention through the lens rather than the overwhelming surroundings of current situations of life.
We are a community of sailors. Maybe you will just come for a day, or a week, and then move on having accomplished what you wanted to. Or maybe you will be a regular at the marina, hanging around for the biscuits, the banter, and getting involved of every aspect of the running and sailing of yachts. However you get involved, it only matters that you get involved.
AGNI Manchester CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in Manchester. Our mission is to improve mental wellbeing through yoga and mindful craft.
We create handmade ceramics to enhance yoga and meditation practice. We use our profits to fund projects that improve the wellbeing of people in Manchester.
Passionate about capturing the attention of youngsters during story time, and encourage children to brush their teeth.
Greenwood Growth began as a small idea that all people deserve time and space to discover their authentic self. Everything we do is focused on achieving connection: to self, to others and to the natural world.
We aim to help and support the most marginalized and vulnerable individuals, families and groups in need which includes those suffering in poverty, homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, spectrum disorders, mental health illness and disabilities, trauma survivors, the most at risk of social isolation and loneliness, our elderly, LGBTQ+, refugees, and ethnic minorities. We aspire to bring together all our communities, to have a united and strong community that celebrates diversity and individuality, as well as similarities and shared goals.
We arrange one-day workshops and weekend courses in design, woodwork and metalwork. Learn about joinery, welding, 3d design and prototyping by working on projects with experts.
Outdoor wellness experiences reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
We organise outdoor activities and events in green, blue and urban spaces across Greater Manchester.