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Stockport Community Organising Social Action Hub Whole System Event

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Saint Mark's the Parish Church of Bredbury & Woodley

38 Stockport Road East

Bredbury

SK6 1AL

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Whole system exploration event for Stockport community organising social action hub participants and potential stakeholders.

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Over the last three years Starting Point have been working with local people, stautory organisations and other partners in the Woodley and wider Stockport area to train over 200 people in the practice and principles of community organising. This work, despite not being primarily health focussed, has delivered significant benefits that addresses the wider determinants of health to hundreds of people in this area. It’s focus has been on the personal, local and wider societal changes that matter most to local people and engaging them through dialogue to starts the process of bringing about the changes that they want to see.

  • After developing skills in community organising, a group of local women coming together to realise and appreciate their skills, build confidence and embark on volunteering. One member of this group has reported that because of her involvment in this she has been able to reduce medication, stop smoking and has attended a cervical screening appointment for the first time in 10 years.
  • After learning about the Community Organisers framework, one partcipant used this as a model to engage local people around his idea of setting up a repair cafe. 14 local people now volunteer to fix other peoples broken items on a monthly basis. He has stated that he now feels more connected with people locally and content in retirement.

On Monday 24th March 2020 we are hosting a whole system exploration around the impact of this work. We are bringing together key stakeholders who have been directly involved with deliver and wider partners to look at how the work can continue to bring about benefits across the Stockport area and form a coalition of those committed to improving the health and and addressing the wider determinants of health in area.

A 30 minute lunch will be provided afterwards to give people to opportunity to talk outside the event. This is not a training course.

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Saint Mark's the Parish Church of Bredbury & Woodley

38 Stockport Road East

Bredbury

SK6 1AL

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