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West Midlands Case studies

Elwyn's Story

"When you get older, there’s a fear about who to speak to about things like bills."

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Danni's Story

Danni became a walk leader at Groundwork West Midlands; running guided walks for community groups and parents with young children. The walking groups helped the participants to get more active and tackled isolation by bringing people together.

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Charlotte's Story

Charlotte's journey with Groundwork West Midlands has been nothing short of amazing. She has overcome her anxiety and depression towards employment and now aspirations to progress into long term employment!

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Aisha's story

"Groundwork West Midlands believed in my potential, when no one else did, which increased my confidence. I suffered from chronic back pain & thought my dyslexia would stop me from getting a good job. Groundwork West Mids put me on a 6 weeks media course and now I am a part time bar/events manager"

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Stacey's Story

"The support I have received from Groundwork West Midlands is amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful. it’s real team work. They have helped me build my confidence up again"

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From bare to beautiful

As part of our Active Neighbourhoods project in Birmingham; local residents wanted to make their area in Alum Rock more useful and attractive in the form of a garden. So that is exactly what we did for them!

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How volunteering at Groundwork West Mid's has helped me find my hidden talents

Lauren’s experience at Groundwork has culminated in her creation of an interactive Landscape Improvement Toolkit, for the use by members of the Landscape Design Team in Staffordshire University; adapted for use by many other spheres within the workplace or industry.

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Maria's Story

Groundwork West Midlands are one of the highest performing work programme providers in the West Midlands and everyday we support customers into employment by identifying barriers and empowering them to overcome limitations. Just read Maria's story!

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Louise's story

Louise has been volunteering at Silverdale Country Park for over four years. Since retiring, volunteering with Groundwork has had huge benefits to Louise’s health and wellbeing and allowed her to continue supporting the local community.

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The power of the community volunteer

'After meeting the volunteers, what really stood out to me was the true commitment and dedication that they all had to ensuring that Silverdale was maintained for the whole community. Feeling part of a community is obviously something that spurs on the volunteers to keep up their hard work.'

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Richard's story

Richard started volunteering at Silverdale Country Park back in 2011 where he was the first volunteer to join the group. Over the years he seen many changes and has helped to transform the park into the glorious place it is today.

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Living Green Wall installed in Primary School

Our Sustainable Drainage Scheme project welcomed the idea of a living green wall, installed within the Quad area of Summerbank Primary School in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent; the system has been designed by ‘Treebox Ltd’. It's main function is to divert rainwater from the downpipe off the roof of the School buildings and into slim storage tanks, which are wall mounted at the rear of the planting troug...

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