We offer a wide range of activities and events to support families and young people to get involved.
Our Education Officer (PDF, 1.61MB) delivers sessions in schools and the community to encourage young people to make positive choices and develop key life skills.
These are groups of parents with young children who meet socially for a brew and a chat. Groups have applied for funding to provide local activities and trips out for other young families in their local area.
To find out if there is a family group in your area, or for help on how to set up your own please contact the Community Engagement Team on 0161 474 2862.
To find out more about activities and events that have taken place please see below.
Steps to Independent Living
A group for young people living in Stockport, this project supports people aged 17-25 who are thinking about getting their own place for the first time or have recently moved in.
Case Study – Steps to Independent Living
Kate, 19, attended the Steps to Independence course run by SAVY in partnership with Stockport Homes.
I really like the sessions. It gives me confidence learning stuff that will help me when I go to university. I’ll be going to new places and meeting new people.
Kate cooking on the Steps to Independent Living sessions.
Kate has been attending the sessions, which run on Tuesday evenings from 5.00pm until 7.00pm at Brinnington Youth Centre, for the past few months. As well as covering cooking the sessions also looked at budgeting, shopping and living independently.
I liked the fact that I could turn up and see what happens. You’re treated as a young person first. It’s really nice. There weren’t loads of forms to fill out. All the staff treated me like a person not a list!
As well as attending the Steps to Independent Living sessions, through SAVY Kate volunteered with Stockport Libraries as part of their Summer Reading Challenge programme.
In September Kate started a new course at University of Derbyshire, Buxton Campus living away from home for the first time.
Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth
Read the SAVY information leaflet for more information.
Family Activity Groups
These groups meet for coffee to socialise with other parents and children. They also run regular trips, events and activities on the estate for all the family as well as training for parents only.
Meeting dates – Lancashire Hill Family Group
They meet every Tuesday 9:30 – 11am at the Learner Lounge, Stonemill Terrace.
Drop in to find out what’s going on or contact Nicola on 0161 474 5811
Meeting dates – Mottram Street Family Group
They meet the last Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in the communal lounge at Ratcliffe Towers. Drop in to find out what’s going on or contact Marley on 0161 474 2862
A group of young people got together with youth marketing experts ‘Fourteen19’ to look at how Stockport Homes can communicate better with young people in the future. This project has helped influence Stockport Homes’ new Marketing Strategy.
Fourteen19 Project Report
Read a summary of key findings from the Fourteen19 project.
Find out more about Fourteen19
Check out their Facebook page.
The Holiday Kitchen programme aims to reduce the strain faced by families during the summer school holidays by offering free and affordable meals and activities that increase families’ access to positive holiday activities, good holiday nutrition, while supporting peer and family relationships and educational opportunities.
The sessions were delivered in partnership with Brinnington Children’s Centre and themed sessions were delivered with support from Life Leisure, Stockport Homes’ Greenspace and Money Advice Teams.
Outcomes - Holiday Kitchen
- 44 different families attended at least one session
- 15 attended every session
- 87% said that the project ‘reduced me feeling stressed about what to do with the children this summer’
- 40% said that the project ‘has helped me financially’
- 67% said that the project ‘has helped my family have fun together at home
Adswood Youth Cookery School
The sessions taught the group a variety of basic recipes and skills that they could replicate at home with their families. The sessions culminated in a celebration event where they prepared lunch for their friends and families to show off their new skills.
Outcomes - Youth Cookery School
As a result of the project one young person signed up to a Level 2 Catering and Hospitality course at Stockport College.
Walnut Tree Vikings
Children took part in free craft activities focussing on Stockport’s Viking History in the run up to Stockport’s medieval festival. This was a summer project for children aged 8 – 14.
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