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Sewell Reports: Big Life Responds

The Sewell Report is an insult to every ethnic minority in the country, and to those people, communities and organisations making genuine efforts to combat institutional racism.

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Stronger together: Damian’s Be Well journey

"I’d hit rock bottom before I got to Be Well. I didn’t know where to turn. I’d had no help caring for my mum. No one wanted to know."

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Living Well helps launch Rochdale’s first pop-up vaccination clinic

Living Well recently joined forces with the Rochdale Council of Mosques to set up the borough’s first pop-up vaccination clinic at Castlemere Community Centre.

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Big Life Resolutions 2021!

Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the challenges the group faced in 2020, and makes some resolutions for 2021.

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Trophies on your doorstep after awards with a difference

After a staff awards ceremony with a difference,  Big Life CEO Fay Selvan surprised our winners on their doorsteps to make sure they got their trophies!

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Let’s ditch the good old days

Big Life CEO, Fay Selvan, reflects on the group's approach to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the positive future she hopes to see.

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Big Life welcome Wesley

Wesley Community Furniture who provide low-cost furniture and household items has become the newest member of The Big Life group’s family of services.

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Living Well’s agility helps stem covid tide

When Rochdale hit the headlines for some of the highest levels of covid in the country, Michelle Duffy Living Well’s Service Manager cleared her diary so Living Well could play its part in helping tackle a new wave of covid transmission.

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I hope you remember me… a poem dedicated to BAME frontline workers.  

I hope you remember we stood side by side on the frontline, fighting a common enemy. I hope you remember we stood shoulder to shoulder in the wa...

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Video: Ensuring our services are open to BAME communities

In this video, we discuss how we ensure our services are open to Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

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Solidarity – and taking action

Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO, on the events in America this week, and the importance of not just standing in solidarity, but taking action.

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Video: Preparing to get back to school

In this video, Fay Selvan, Big Life's CEO, catches up with staff and a pupil from Unity Community Primary, one of our two schools, following its re...

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Video: The Big Life Volunteer Celebration 2020

A webinar was held to replace the regular annual Big Life Volunteer Celebration, with successes and stories shared.

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Video: Mental Health Awareness Week

In this video, Fay Selvan, Big Life CEO, speaks to Karen Welsh and Nicky Lidbetter about how they will be recognising Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

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The Big Life Business Plan 2020-25

The Big Life group is proud to present its new, five-year, business plan for 2020-25.

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Coronavirus update

In light of the current situation, we are making changes to the way we deliver services at the moment. One-to-one appointments that would normally be delivered face-to-face will now take place over the phone or through video call. There is no need to call us to confirm – your regular point of contact will call you at the time your appointment was scheduled.

We are also no longer holding groups inside. We’re currently arranging alternatives where possible through considering walking or virtual groups. Please contact your group facilitator, or the centre where the group runs from, for more information.

If you’re worried, think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus or want further information, see the latest advice from Public Health England.

Finally, if you’re struggling through self-isolation, please don’t feel alone. There are local community groups being created all over the country, which you can find here. Alternatively, you can call our community centres in your local area, which you can find here.