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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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Video: Introducing The Big Life group Business Plan 2020-25

Launching Big Life's Business Plan for 2020-25 to staff.

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Big Life recognised as a great place to work

The Big Life group has received accreditation showing that it is among the best places to work in the country, according to its 500 members of staff.

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Life giving question: Fatima’s Big Life journey

I’ve never experienced a workplace like this for giving so much support to staff.

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Taking control one step at a time: Shannon’s Be Well journey

“Now I’m just trying to take one step at a time with each day. Without Be Well, in all honestly, I would most probably have ended up se...

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Building bridges to a new life: Jon’s Big Life journey

Four years ago I stepped off a stool with a rope around my neck. Before he called Living Well in Rochdale, Jon He...

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Turning stigma into strength: Rachel’s Big Life journey

“I wanted to share my lived experience on a one to one basis and I thought volunteering with Peer Support would give me a good foundati...

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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.