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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.

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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Meet Kevin - our progression coach!

We sat down with our Hopeful Families progression coach, Kevin, to talk about his distinguished career and what he will be up to with Hopeful Families

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Learn to Felt with Groundwork

Looking to pick up a new skill but not sure where to start? Why not create beautiful felted artwork for your home or create personalised gifts for special occasions.

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School Goes Wild planting trees!

School children team up to create wildlife area at their school

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Hopeful Families Helping Hand to Helen

Helen was determined to get back into work and boost her children's prospects. See how Hopeful Families helped her achieve that...

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River Aire Clean Up

We joined the River Stewardship Company in Kirkstall to tackle the growing litter problem and encourage local people to help clean up the area

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Meet our apprentice - Hannah

Hannah took up one of the many work opportunities at Groundwork as an apprentice, and she's still loving life here!

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Den making with The Green Leaders

The Green Leaders got their building boots on to create a willow tree for St George's Community Centre in Wakefield

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Super Selby's Supported Internships

How this brilliant programme in Selby helps young people with learning disabilities

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