Groundwork MSSTT is part of the Groundwork federation
We provide a range of projects and services to help people improve their prospects. We have a particular focus on inspiring young people who face challenging circumstances and disadvantage in order to raise their aspirations, build self-confidence and help them plan for their future.
We believe that everyone should get a second chance and through our Blue Sky social enterprise, we provide a successful grounds maintenance service that is delivered by ex-offenders, breaking the cycle of re-offending and challenging the perceptions often given to ex-offenders.
We also create projects - often connected to local green spaces - that tackle poor health and boost wellbeing. Examples include healthy eating and food growing projects, encouraging greater use of green space for physical activity and boosting mental wellbeing through providing activities that bring people together, bridging gaps between individuals of different ages and backgrounds to create stronger and more resilient communities.
Employment Services Blue Sky North Youth mentoring and coaching
Matthew secured full-time employment after spending three months with the SBS team on the Volunteer Project Assistant (VPA) Programme.
Groundwork is working across the UK to deliver our part of 'Our Bright Future', a youth-led environmental programme that is designed to inspire the next generation of environment leaders.
Paul had spent ten years in prison but was able to put his chaotic past behind him thanks to a job with Blue Sky
Tom, an ex-offender, lacked work experience but found a new direction thanks to two of our programmes.
Tom and Claire both improved their exam prospects thanks to our Achievement Coaches.
"Having the focus of the garden is helping me on my road to recovery – it’s my sanctuary!"
"It really shows that if you make the most of a work placement and show that you are hardworking you are more likely to get a full time job out of it."
Groundwork Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Ltd. Trafford Ecology Park, Lake Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1TU. Tel: 0161 220 1000. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods.
Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.