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Inspire Magazine - Summer 2016

Inspire magazine is where One Manchester customers can hear about community news, updates and articles for residents in East and South Manchester.

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don’t get stung by benefit changes! bee ready with one money! If you live in a City South or Eastlands Homes property, the One Money Mentors are here to help you understand the changes to PIP and the Benefit Cap. To find out more call us on 0330 355 1001 or email onemoney@onemanchester.co.uk Youth ZONE Scouts day out Cubs and Beavers from the 2/230th Manchester Scout Group (Clayton) recently enjoyed a trip to the cinema accompanied by staff from One Manchester. Scout members gain practical skills and participate in varied activities to earn badges for their achievements. If you have children over the age of five who would like to join or if you would like to volunteer call 07842 698 650 or email info@2230manchesterscouts.co.uk Radio stars Budding radio presenters took the reigns of local community station All FM when the youth network visited their studio. After getting tips and tricks from the experts following 10 weeks of training, youngsters will now have the opportunity to create their own show on a fortnightly basis. Tune in to All FM 96.9 and have a listen to the kids in action. Night at the theatre A night out at the theatre gave youngsters the chance to see the newly revamped show “Into the Hoods: Remixed” at city centre venue Home. The trip was part of the Inspire Programme which enables community groups to access theatre events at a discounted price of £1. Learning Mexican art A talented skill-swapping group who regularly meet at East Hub in Gorton have recently been learning the art of Mexican weaving. The intergenerational craft sessions bring a range of age groups together from the local community in these interactive and sociable sessions. If you are under 25 and would like to get involved with the youth network call the office or email michelle.wright@onemanchester.co.uk / bridget.halliday@onemanchester.co.uk 6 | @onemcr

Updates The Place at Platt Lane officially in community hands After years of hard work to save Fallowfield Library and turn it into the modern and buzzing library and community resource it has become, The Place at Platt Lane is now officially in community hands. To mark this fantastic achievement, there will be a celebration event on Friday 29 July from 10am – 2.30pm. The event will start with the official handover led by the Lord Mayor Councillor Carl Austin- Behan before continuing the celebrations with food and fun activities for all the family. For more information on The Place at Platt Lane’s transformation visit: www.bit.ly/theplace1 Anson Community Shop success Remember us telling you about the Anson Community Shop, one of the projects which received funding from our One Manchester Community Fund? Well it’s going down a storm. Hulme Living Two local people who recently attended an employment skills event are now on eight week work placements with our Hulme Living contractor, Keepmoat. With support in gaining the CSCS cards needed to work on construction sites, Adam Billington is currently gaining experience in groundworks and Aida Teimouri in design coordination. Throughout the project, Keepmoat will also be offering a number of apprenticeships in a range of disciplines including brickwork, joinery, plastering, mechanical, electrical and landscaping. If you would like to hear about these apprenticeship opportunities, then make sure you register your interest with Kelly Hope, learning and development officer at Keepmoat at kelly.hope@keepmoat. com or call 0161 876 6000. As the work involved the removal of trees on the Leaf Street and Royce Road sites, we have committed to planting even more trees across Hulme. We will be planting the trees during September and we welcome your ideas of places that could benefit. Please send your suggestions no later than the 31 July to enquiries@hulmeliving.co.uk Rusholme’s new community food-sharing membership scheme run by dedicated local volunteers already has more than 50 members picking up a basket full of bargains every week. Members pay just £2.50 for food and other household items worth at least £12, donated by FareShare, Tesco, M&S, and local donations which would otherwise go to waste so it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. Volunteer Sammy Minshull said: “It’s going brilliantly. Everybody pays the same membership fee and they can get all kinds of bakery items, toiletries and fresh fruit and veg. They’re queuing out of the doors because everybody loves it. And if someone can’t make it to the shop, we can drop food off for them.” Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd was certainly impressed when he visited. He said: “The Anson Community Shop is an inspiring example of what can be achieved when local people give up their own time and come together to make a difference in their communities.” www.facebook.com/inspiremagazine 0330 355 1002 | 7

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