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Project case studies

Back on Track

Linking mental health recovery and back to work programmes
NHS HMR CCG funded project to test whether mental health support within Groundwork’s mainstream DWP Work Programme could help long term unemployed ESA claimants move towards employment.

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Housing Refurbishment programme
Tackling youth unemployment and empty homes in one innovative project.
Groundwork is refurbishing empty homes in Rochdale – bringing them back into use whilst providing a valuable training opportunity for unemployed young people.
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Green Team
Combining employment, training and work experience on green-spaces across Rochdale.
Groundwork teamed up with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to develop a programme to address the high number of unemployed young people in the Rochdale borough whilst also tackling unsightly public places.
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Neighbourhood Environmental Action Team

Helping unemployed people to gain skills and work experience whilst making improvements to their neighbourhood.
Building on an existing relationship with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), Groundwork was asked to develop and deliver a project that would see the progression of Green Team candidates employed on a fixed term contract to complete improvement projects on RBH land.
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Housing Retrofit
Our award winning Housing Retrofit scheme transformed an old council house property into a beacon of sustainable living.
Helping to build the skills of local residents through an employment and training programme organised by Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
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Combating Fuel Poverty

We trained a group of local volunteers to help people in their homes with the aim of combating fuel poverty. Groundwork was commissioned by East Oldham District Partnership to design, promote and deliver a pilot project to address fuel poverty issues in private sector housing in St Mary’s Ward, Oldham.
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Ambition for Ageing

Ambition for Ageing is aimed at creating more age friendly places by connecting communities, development of existing assets and putting older people at the heart of designing the places they live. Read more.