As a media and arts social enterprise we use innovation and imagination as instruments for social change. We support underrepresented people, including those with special educational needs, mental health, dementia and addiction.
Our social mission is to use innovative and engaging projects to empower, educate and inspire communities that have previously been identified as disadvantaged and hard to reach.
CREATIVE MEDIA Do you need a promo video for a new product? You need a photographer to capture all the important memories of a weeding? We can help your vision come true.
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The ‘Get Me Work Ready’ is our latest innovative social prescribing project that we’ve split in to supporting two cohorts, the first aims to encourage local women within Greater Manchester to have a voice and realise their true potential, with a major focus on those experiencing social exclusion as well as south Asian women facing barriers accessing relevant services to address needs.
The second is working with a younger group who are looking for employment through the job centre.
Through this project we want to create a holistic support network, and our overarching aim is to use a creative and bespoke delivery model to empower participants to take control of their own lives.
We want to work with them creatively and support them in consolidating their roles and capabilities within the local community.
This is achieved through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation, furthering the confidence needed to continue their integration into mainstream culture.
The Get Me Work Ready project gives local participants an opportunity to come together in a culturally appropriate, safe environment to meet new people and create lasting friendships.
The programme has several key workshops that give participants a clear road map to professional self-improvement as well as enhancing their future life chances.
We are really excited about this initiative because it fits into our ‘support without the stigma’ motto that allows us to reach the people who are the most vulnerable in society but at the same time provides a service that is conscious of the cultural taboos to accessing support, allowing them a gateway to support and upholding their dignity.
The Her Say project aims to encourage women within Greater Manchester to have a voice and realise their potential, especially those experiencing social exclusion and minority ethnic women facing barriers accessing relevant services to address needs.
We offer a varied programme of regular activities and workshops focusing on health and wellbeing, creative writing, digital engagement, photography workshops, IT sessions and discussion groups. We also hold sessions that focus on specific issues such as domestic abuse, female empowerment and mental health. One-to-one support is also available via our trained team of counsellors.
Our overarching aim is empowering women and girls to take control of their own lives. We work with them and support them in consolidating their roles and capabilities within the local community. This is achieved through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation, furthering the confidence needed to continue their integration into mainstream culture.
The Her Say project gives local women and girls an opportunity to come together in a safe environment to meet new people and create lasting friendships.
TEK Eagles is a project introducing elderly members of the Pakistani community to the basics of using a smartphone, helping them to enjoy the benefits of this technology in their everyday lives. Led by community members in a hands-on, fun and collaborative environment, the sessions cover key aspects of smartphone use for the elderly including communicating with friends and relatives via different channels, using video call facilities and taking photographs. Each course will be tailored with the individual participants in mind – ensuring the sessions are as useful and engaging as possible. Three sessions have successfully ran in Manchester, Oldham and Bury, while our Salford project has recently launched in an alternative digital-focused format. The first Alchemy Arts sessions took place in August 2019, and we were pleased to be one of two organisations who were successful in their Subculture Programme bid for Ambition for Ageing late last year.
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Support into education, training or employment
Building confidence and self-esteem
Gateway to services
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If you would like to speak to us further about any of the projects we currently run, or are interested in getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.