Groundwork MSSTT is part of the Groundwork federation
People with access to good quality green space are three times more likely to exercise and 40% less likely to become obese.
The local environment is a key factor in improving health, with growing evidence on the importance of access to green spaces to our wellbeing. Groundwork creates better places – new and improved assets for neighbourhood wellbeing. We also develop behavioural change projects that encourage people to walk, cycle and exercise, to grow their own food and adopt a healthier diet.
Loneliness and lack of social interaction has a large but often overlooked impact on our health and sense of wellbeing. We address this through activities that bring people together, bridging gaps between individuals of different ages and backgrounds to create stronger and more resilient communities. The North West Regional Wellbeing Survey (2010) found that programmes that strengthen communities and increase “social capital” are at least as affective in increasing life expectancy as smoking cessation or weight management programmes.
Our work contributes to a number of the priorities laid out in the influential Marmot Review, Fair Society, Healthy Lives, particularly:
Designing healthcare environments to benefit patient wellbeing
We use an ‘asset-based community development’ approach to supporting and empowering people to improve their neighbourhoods.
We help young people to achieve their potential at school, in their communities and at work.
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.