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Community Bulletin - May 2017



Do you know anyone who may work with or come into contact with young people aged 16-25.

This is a FREE to join 12 week personal development course for anyone aged 16-25 who is currently unemployed.

The course involves a series of challenges designed to improve employability, such as a Community Project, Team Challenge and a team building residential. There is also the opportunity to complete a two week work placement and complete training exercises with the Fire Fighters.

Benefits for young people taking part:

• We provide a monthly bus pass to anyone who gains a place on the Team. This can be used on any bus within Greater Manchester.

• Benefits not usually affected.

• Anyone aged 16-18 with a household income of less than £16,190 could be eligible to claim an allowance from The Manchester College to help with lunch money. This payment is made in the form of an Asda gift card each work and is dependent upon attendance.

• Gain a Level 1 Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.

• Foundation Food Hygiene qualification.

• First Aid at Work qualification.

• PEARL Certificate. This recognises employability skills.

• Access to online learning for Maths and English.

• GMFRS Health & Safety and Manual Handling Training

Please see attached leaflet and poster for more information.


Take Notice

Fairfield Train Station, Audenshaw AGM - 17th May at 7.30pm-9.00pm

The members of Fairfield Train Station would like to invite you to their AGM on Wednesday 17th May at 7.30pm-9.00pm at Fairfield Golf Club Function Room, Kings Road M34 5FA. Friends of the Fairfield Railway Station is a group that aims to work together with the community to take care of their railway station while building community spirit. Come and support your local train station.


People First Open Day – 17th May 3.00pm – 7.00pm

People First successfully secured 4 years funding from the Big Lottery – Reaching Communities Fund In March of this year 2017. To celebrate we would like to invite you to our ‘Open Day’ event on 17th May, there is no need to book, just come along between 3-7pm.


View our new independent living ‘Apartment’ training facility, meet the staff team and members of the Committee, come and find out about People First’s Projects. See attached posters for more information.


Be Active

Big Bike Revival is back

The Big Bike Revival will run from 6 May to 18 June this year and will aim to get all those unloved, neglected bikes out of the shed or from under the stairs and back on the roads and cycle paths.


The award-winning national programme, organised by Cycling UK, is now in its third year and Greater Manchester has been involved from the beginning.


You’ll be able to take your bike along to any of the participating venues or pop-up sessions around the region and receive a free basic service. You’ll also find information on learn to ride sessions, road cycle training opportunities, organised cycle rides, and advice on how to keep your bike running smoothly.


Visit the Big bike Revival website for more information.


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Please click on the link below for a fab walk for dog lovers of all ages!




Keep Learning

There is a new Community Leadership programme being delivering in partnership with Tameside Public Health, offering members of the community the chance to develop their skills in delivering music & drama based activities, in order to promote more regular arts activity in the borough.


They would love you to be part of their new group of community leaders who will meet weekly in June & July to learn about delivering music & drama with practitioners from Manchester Camerata. We will also help you to set up new community groups to take part in the project long term, if you are interested.


The initial training sessions will run at Guide Bridge Theatre in Guide Bridge on:


5th June

12th June

19th June

3rd July


From July onwards there will be a chance to contextualise the skills you have learned by working with existing Tameside groups, leading up to a sharing performance at the end of the year.


If you are aware of any individuals who might be interested in taking part in becoming a community leader in music & drama, please email lgeddes@manchestercamerata.com or call me on 0161 908 0042. Please do feel free to contact me if you require more information about the project.



The Local Offer

Getting the right support to children and young adults with additional needs. This week the Council launched a campaign to raise awareness of the Local Offer, which should be the first port of call for anyone who has concerns about their child’s development. The Local Offer webpage signposts to all the services and support available for children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities – these could be learning, emotional, communication, physical and/or medical.


As part of the campaign, we’re highlighting casestudies to show how individual Tameside families have been supported. Millie, who at the age of one was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf, and her mother are backing the campaign after accessing support, which they say have helped Millie to achieve. We’re also showing some examples of how we’ve listened to families to help improve services. It’s important that all children with additional needs get the right support as early as possible to help them thrive and achieve their best and that families feel able to make informed choices for their child.



Website: www.tameside.gov.uk/localoffer

Art Competition


Take a look at the pictures from the Art Competition with Year 3 and the Carrbrook Residents Association.

Well done to the winners of the Carrbook Residents Association Art Competition!

Well done to the winners of the Carrbook Residents Association Art Competition! 1
Congratulations to these pupils for winning certificates and well deserved recognition for taking part in the Tameside Recycling 'know your bin' competition!
Picture 1

Our Mountain Rescue designers winning their goody bags! Well Done!

Our Mountain Rescue designers winning their goody bags! Well Done! 1