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Groundwork NEWY Blog

The Groundwork NEWY blog explores topical issues close to our hearts. Posts are from experts within Groundwork and we will feature a number of guest bloggers from our many different projects. Check back regularly to keep up to date with everything going on in the region.

Learning Disability Week – Work Opportunities With Selby Garden Enterprise

Selby Garden Enterprise’s work opportunities for people with a learning disability

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Transforming A Garden For Disabled Young People

A fantastic morning with staff from the NHS and Mitie, transforming the garden of a Yorkshire children's respite centre

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Meet Our River Clean Up Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to our river clean-up days around Leeds. Meet four of the amazing people that take time out of their busy schedules to help clean their communities!

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Dementia Action Week - Free Drop In Sessions For Those With Dementia

Our free drop in sessions for those with dementia to attend with their carers/family, to get some practical outdoor experiences and meet a network of support.

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SafeTalk For Suicide Prevention

Lisa shares her experience of working within a close-knit community to provide support following the tragedy of a teenage suicide.

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Meet Stuart - A Hopeful Families Participant

Stuart has turned his life around since joining Hopeful Families - watch our interview with him to find out how!

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Reservoir Urban Rangers Campaign to Rout Rubbish

The Ardsley Reservoir Urban Rangers of Blackgates School Campaign to Rout Rubbish, meet Yorkshire Water.

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Meet our amazing volunteer - Jenni

Want to help out your community but not sure how? Volunteering is a great way of getting involved and making a difference!

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As Seen On TV - Meet The Green Doctors

Leeds TV came down to film interviews with Louise and Alan, to talk about Alan's experience with the Green Doctors programme.

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Victoria's Story

Victoria shares how her Family Mentor played such an important role in helping her find work after her stroke

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Tackling Fuel Poverty

Friday 15th February 2019 is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, a day which aims to highlight the importance of living in a warm and safe home and raise awareness of fuel poverty. UK homes are amongst the least energy efficient in Europe and we have one of the highest rates of fuel poverty* and here at Groundwork we are working hard to try and tackle this problem.

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Hayley's Story

Hayley needed that extra bit of guidance in some areas in her life, and her family mentor was more than happy to oblige!

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