Stockport Homes Group have established ‘Foundations Stockport’, a community benefit society which will work to alleviate poverty and provide positive opportunities to improve the lives of people in Stockport.
Working alongside and supporting local Charities and Stockport Council to extend the range of services available, such as those already provided by Stockport Homes Group around employment support, food poverty and helping people to live independently whilst reducing the demand on statutory services.
One of the first projects being developed further will be Your Local Pantry, a food and community co-operative delivered by volunteers and supported across the UK by partner charity, Church Action on Poverty (CAP).
Chair of the newly established Board, Roger Philips says,
We are proud to be launching Foundations, and supporting the development of the third sector, ensuring additional resources and services are secured for local residents.