- Boost for healthier lifestyles quest April 3, 2017
Efforts to tackle the main causes of long term ill-health in the Rochdale Borough will get a boost from April.
A new Living Well partnership is being developed to build easier routes to healthier lifestyles for people in the borough.
Living Well will be delivered by a partnership between The Big Life group, Link4Life, Rochdale & District MIND, Early Break and Rochdale CVS to offer lifestyle change on our doorsteps and in our homes.
- Being Well Salford at the heart of major health and wellbeing report November 17, 2016
Being Well Salford is at the heart of a major new NHS report.
The Realising the Value programme has assessed the benefits of person-centred and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing, focusing on a number of projects including Being Well Salford, a local service managed by The Big Life group in partnership with a number of other organisations. Continue reading →
- Mince Pies Drop In Day December 8, 2014
Wednesday 17th December between the hours of 9am & 3pm.
We are having mince pies at the Cheetwood Centre, local residents and community members can enjoy a mince pie or two with Cheetwood staff and Volunteers.
- Cheetwood Play Project Timetable October 14, 2014
New timetable for children and young people aged 6 – 13 years old, all parents must complete a membership form for each child.
- January 22, 2014
A new support group for people with asthma, eczema, psoriasis, food and other allergies as starting at the Kath Locke Centre in February 2014. For more details see the Kath Locke Centre page.
- CHEETWOOD CENTRE SETS UP SHOP FOR COMMUNITY March 16, 2013
Local people worried about the recession and benefit changes ahead are being thrown a lifeline at Big Life Centres’ new community shop in the Cheetwood Centre, Cheetham.
The shop is run entirely by volunteers, and is stocked with essential cupboard basics such as tins, cereals, bread and eggs.
The team at Cheetwood has been making up food parcels using donations for a year, and giving to residents who are housebound or in need in other ways. But with the impending changes to the benefits system, staff and volunteers decided to spread the help and set up a community shop where basic foods could be bought with a voluntary donation.
Volunteer shop manager Angela Carr said:”We are hearing local people say they can’t afford to shop at supermarkets any more. They are worried about the new bedroom tax and scared of eviction, but if they know they can come here and at least buy a tin of soup for tea then they aren’t going without anything.”
The shop is stocked following deliveries from Fareshare, a charity which redistributes surplus food from major supermarkets and manufacturers to community organisations.
Local resident Jean Smith from Agnes Street said: “It’s a very good idea, it all helps, with the extra pounds I’ve got I can now buy other household things. It’s a worrying time for everyone at the moment.”
Cheetwood Centre Manager Sian Sweeney said:”We wanted to support our local families in stress due to money worries, and so we just ask for a voluntary donation towards the items to help us recoup the cost of receiving the food but if somebody came who had nothing they would receive a food parcel.”
The shop is also on the hunt for a freezer, so they are able to start offering chilled foods also. If anyone has a freezer to donate the shop, please contact Sian Sweeney on 07917 531 451.
Residents are asked to sign up as a member of the Cheetwood Centre and show proof of benefits to use the shop.
The shop runs every Thursday from 1 to 3pm.
For further information contact Big Life group Communications on 0161 848 2425 email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Notes to Editors: The Cheetwood Centre in Cheetham, is part of Big Life Centres, which is a registered charity (no.1062333) and a member of The Big Life group of social businesses and charities. It has a wealth of sports and community facilities on
offer and provides meeting rooms, a good sized multi purpose space and sports facilities.
- Right Royal treat aboard the big boat May 10, 2012
It’s not just the Queen who’s celebrating the Jubilee on a barge. Big Boat celebration news here
- Fairy jobmother waves wand over Cheetwood April 19, 2012
People looking for work on the Chetwood estate are being granted 5 wishes by Channel 4’s Fairy Jobmother Hayley Taylor.