In July the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham officially opened our new Northmoor Hub and celebrated our 20 years anniversary!
We were so happy to celebrate our 20 year history and our new Northmoor Hub with Andy Burnham, our trustees, partners, funders and stakeholders including Manchester City Council, MP Afzal Khan and Councillors Suzanne Richards and Luthfur Rahman who have always been so supportive of us and the work we do in the community.
This was a joint event with one of our longest partners, Great Places Housing Group, who were celebrating 25 years of work in Northmoor and more than £17m investment to provide new, affordable homes and transform Northmoor into a modern and inclusive place to live and work. They also celebrated the £300k facelift of the Grade 11 listed Beswick Cooperative building including the amazing refurbishment of the three retail units next door to us.
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said:
“The Hub is a fantastic new community facility for Northmoor; you can feel the community spirit as soon as you get here. It provides local people with an essential space to get together, learn and develop and I am proud to support the opening. It’s also great to see the new retail units at Great Places Cooperative Building, which will provide an excellent opportunity for small businesses that will bring social value into the area and further enhance the local high street.”
At the event we heard from our Chair David Callicott, Matthew Harrison the Chief Executive of Great Places and then our guest of honor Andy Burnham who then officially opened Northmoor Hub .
We gave a tour of Northmoor Hub and heard from some of our volunteers and then over to Great Place’s newly renovated retail units.
Back at the Centre there were canapes made by Violet from our Northmoor Community Diner and gorgeous cupcakes by Janet from Heavenly Cakes who delivers our Baking classes.
Northmoor Hub is home to our Next Step project which provides free, face-to-face support to all the community for: Benefits, Housing, Jobs, CVs, Online Courses and Digital Skills. We also brought back the much-loved services that residents enjoyed in the Community Laundrette: a Café, Take a Seat, Public Computers, Printing, Information Station, free Library and free Children’s Library in partnership with Wood Street Mission.
Pop in and see for yourself!
Northmoor Hub, 103 Northmoor Road, Longsight M12 5RT
10am to 1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
4pm-7pm on Wednesday
THANK YOU so much to Great Places Housing Group for funding and helping to organise the event!