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What's on at Shadsworth Hub

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Over the next few weeks, we are running a number of activities at our base Shadsworth Hub, Blackburn, for local residents and tenants.

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Blackburn residents celebrate Starts at Home Day


Tenants at one of our Blackburn with Darwen supported housing schemes have been talking about the support they receive as part of events to mark Starts at Home Day.


Towneley Heritage & Woodland Day

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The annual Towneley Heritage and Woodland Day is being held in Towneley Park on Sunday 9th September 12-4pm. As usual Offshoots is a big part of the festival.


Cycling gives me a sense of freedom and achievement

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Alan Dickerson came to Works Better in February 2018, after moving to Brighouse and finding it difficult to find employment. He had no transport and was struggling to get to interviews ... until he signed up to the CityConnect Cycles project in Calderdale. Read full article here.

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Let's go fly a kite


Newground are flying a kite to celebrate our vibrant communities and beautiful landscapes at a series of community engagement workshops in the build up to The South Pennines' International Kite Festival, FLY!.


Offshoots will never forget him

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Last week Suzanne and I were given some seeds, not just any seeds, but Forget me Not given to every mourner at the funeral of one of our volunteers, Steve Harrington. Ever since I have been working at Offshoots, 71 year old Steve and his wife Maureen, have been here every Tuesday or Saturday if they  couldn’t work on Tuesday (loyal  volunteers  have their own flexi time!) both contributing to the…

Newfound confidence for Liam

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“My family and friends have noticed a positive change in my behaviour and everyone is very excited about what my future holds." Read full story here of how Newground helped Liam get qualifications and back on his feet again!

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Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)

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Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a natural approach to managing drainage systems which aim to reduce flood risk and water pollution, improve habitats and provide green spaces. Take a look at our infographic for more information on the benefits and techniques.

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